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Weekly devotions by email from our Pastors and guest devotioneers. New devotions are posted here and emailed every Monday morning.

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Strong Christmas Christians

We welcome back to our devotional table Brendan Armitage, who offers this week’s reflection as a spiritual close to the Christmas season, which ended ten days ago on the day of Epiphany.  Thank you, Brendan! Merry Christmas to you!  When a child is born, they’re delicate and precious.  You want to hold and nurture and protect…

Godly Light of All Kinds

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL week of Epiphany 1 A small shaft of light reflecting off a small mirror … a candle offering dim light in the corner of a dark room … the sun’s rays beating down on your back as you work in your yard … a headlight shining into your car as you drive on…

A Faith Reminder from Christmas

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL – week of Christmas 1 She is on her last legs, I grudgingly admit.  Still drinking a bit of water, but not nearly as much as the day about a month ago when she started hospice care.  We have treated her lovingly, but she is showing some wear and tear.  There are places…

Saints that are Human

     EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 24 I spent an hour and a half today with ten church members gathered for a Book Club discussion of the book Martin Luther, written by our American Lutheran historian Martin Marty.  It was a fascinating discussion as we marveled at the courage of a simple monk…

Standing on Other’s Shoulders

      EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 23 Roll call — Remember.  You may have a busy day. Me too. But today, if you look, you’ll see flags flying at half staff wherever you live and when you do…remember.  Today is Veteran’s Day. Remember. And if you can, say thank you. We’re all here…

We Are the Stuff of Stars

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL – WEEK of all Saints Sunday The iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones and the oxygen we breathe are the physical remains – ashes, if you will – of stars that lived and died long ago.                        ~~Ray Jayawardhama Or…

By Water and the Word

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL WEEK OF Pentecost 19 What does such baptizing with water signify?  It signifies that the old Adam in us should, by daily contrition and repentance, be drowned and die with all sins and evil lusts, and, again, a new man daily come forth and arise; who shall live before God in righteousness and…

Out of the Depths

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL WEEK OF Pentecost 17 Out of the depths I cry to you; O Lord God, hear me calling.  Incline your ear to my distress in spite of my rebelling.  Do not regard my sinful deeds.  Send me the grace my spirit needs; without it I am nothing.  (ELW Hymn 600) Like you, I find myself conflicted.  I am admittedly…