Power Source

We are beginning into the hectic season of the year. Fall parties, ok Halloween parties, just ended, or are in the works, and we are all preparing for the 2 months of the year we binge eat and go to so many parties we cannot get time to sleep. And in all of the hecticnessContinue reading “Power Source”

Semper Reformanda

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of Wittenberg Church. It was the beginning of the Reformation. The change of the understanding of who we are as the body of Christ. Martin Luther did not want to start a new denomination, or break away from the church catholic. HeContinue reading “Semper Reformanda”

Are you practicing?

It is that time of year that parents rejoice and some youth don’t like. It is back to school. As if learning is something we only do from Kindergarten through college graduation! If that were only true, the only time we stop learning is when we are dead! And even then I bet we willContinue reading “Are you practicing?”

First Service

“The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists of listening to them. Just as love of God begins with listening to his word, so the beginning of love for our brothers and sisters is learning to listen to them”-Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Life together How many of us listen to each other?  Really listen. Continue reading “First Service”

Open and welcoming

Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This past month I was involved in Footloose the musical at Abrams Spotlight Productions. “It was a terrifying experienceContinue reading “Open and welcoming”

Gather ~ Grow ~ Go

Now is the time to GROW! But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18) According to Charis’ seventh-grade teacher, it is past time to be planting here, “if this was a usualContinue reading “Gather ~ Grow ~ Go”

I Can Do all Things…

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength is one of my favorite verses in the bible. Paul wrote it to the Philippians as he was thanking them for their concern for him and his ministry. They have financially supported him as he traveled to spread the gospel. He thanks them forContinue reading “I Can Do all Things…”


Alle… Oops. Hold on… As you are reading this article it is still Lent. But it is April and Spring and it should be Easter! And yes that celebration is coming. This year Easter is almost as late as it can be. The latest Easter can be is April 25. We are in that alreadyContinue reading “Alle…”

Plans for a future and a hope…

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 Have you ever wondered if there was a plan for your life? Or how about a plan for us here at St. John’s? Like thereContinue reading “Plans for a future and a hope…”

How might God work through this…

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) I’m sitting at my desk as 2018 is coming to a close and I am thinking about all the things that happened this past year. Even the night before I write thisContinue reading “How might God work through this…”