Pastor Barb’s Blog

1 Jul 2012

July 2012

From the Pen of Pastor Barb Lemke “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Why are we here? “To spread the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ to our community, and to those who have never heard of God’s love, compassion and mercy, through our thoughts, words and...

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1 Jun 2012

June 2012

From the Pen of Pastor Barb Lemke “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art; thou my best thought both by day and night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.” Be Thou My Vision, ELW 793 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you to those who have been attending worship and responding to the surveys as we are in the midst of our visioning time as a...

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1 May 2012

May 2012

From the Pen of Pastor Barb Lemke “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Trusting in the Lord and leaning on the Lord’s direction, as opposed to our own, is what we as Christians are to be doing day in and day out. The problem is that we don ‘t....

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1 Apr 2012

April 2012

From the Pen of Pastor Barb Lemke Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, God is always actively making a difference in our lives. There are times when God seems more able to make a difference because we choose to...

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1 Mar 2012

March 2012

From the Pen of Pastor Barb Lemke “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are now in the season of Lent, which is a time of “spiritual discipline?” During Lent it is customary in the Lutheran tradition to commit ourselves to more than a Sunday observance of worship by incorporating Wednesday evenings into...

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1 Feb 2012

February 2012

From the Pen of Pastor Barb Lemke “But Jonah ran away from the Lord. . . . . .Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.: Jonah 1:3b, 17  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Within this month we will begin our journey through the season of Lent together. Lent is a forty-day season (excluding Sundays) which falls between Epiphany and Easter. Historically, this...

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