The Pastor Challenge

The Pastor Challenge

The Assist Pregnancy Center's Walk-Run-Ride for Life is coming up in May and this year I am challenging myself in order to challenge all of you! I am challenging myself to ride a "Metric Century" (100 kilometers) in four hours, and if I can ride farther than I ever have at one time before, I challenge all of you to support me more than ever before. I set my goal this year at $5,000, and our team (Lutherans for Life) at $7,500! If I can do it, you can do it. Assist helps so many mothers and babies, and they are expanding their facility to help even more - and so need our help more than ever, especially coming out of this pandemic. So please help! CLICK HERE to go to my sponsor page to sponsor me, or you can sponsor anyone else who joins the team, or the team as a whole.

Will you step up to the challenge??

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Joy

There just isn't anything better than the Divine Service for the Resurrection of our Lord! Period. The joy after Holy Week and the anticipation of the Vigil. Crying out "Alleluia!" a countless number of times. The Victimae Paschali. Using our new communion vessels. Proclaiming the victory of our Lord. I am tired, but it just doesn't get any better than this!

Bring Back Issues Etc Blog

For all the latest news and information about the cancellation of the popular Issues, Etc. radio program, and what is or isn't being done to bring this program back, see a new blog set up for this purpose. I have also added the link to this site in the "required reading" section on the left column. Go read some of the entries! Especially surprising is the support being received by those who are not Lutheran and who did not always agree with the doctrine of the program.

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Issues, Etc.

Many or most of you are already aware that the Synod's popular and theologically sound radio show "Issues, Etc." was suddenly canceled and pulled off the air on Tuesday. No real reasons have been as yet forthcoming. I have not blogged on this (though I am dismayed) because there is much on the blogosphere on it already (for example here and here), and this being Holy Week, I already have too much on my plate.

However, I do want to bring to your attention a petition for you to sign. Please pass the word about this. Many things will be said and done over the next weeks concerning this, but here is something we can do now.

Monday, March 17, 2008

A Wonderful Surprise

What a wonderful surprise awaited us Sunday when we received the gift of a beautiful new communion chalice and paten! We are going to bless and dedicate them before our Divine Service on Holy Maundy Thursday and use them for the first time that night. Pictures below. Thank you to those who purchased this for us!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Good Shepherd Seminar

My congregation’s Second Annual Good Shepherd Seminar will be on May 3rd. The Topic is “The Church and Her Fellowship,” which will be presented by Rev. Dr. Naomichi Masaki of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. All are invited, the cost is FREE, and lunch will be provided. You can’t beat that! Check our web site for more information.