Posted by on Dec 09, 2009
But the angel said to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2: 10 & 11).
He is Christ the Lord… the ONE!
Posted by on Oct 29, 2009
The Epistle Reading for Reformation Sunday (October 25th) is Romans 3: 19-28. It is the “We are declared righteous by faith” section of Romans.
Paul, by inspiration of God, writes that the law of God serves the purpose of making people “accountable” to the Lord. We are not able to save ourselves. We need rescuing.
Posted by on Dec 14, 2008
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times. ”
Posted by on Sep 20, 2008
2008 marks the 55th year of Pilgrim Lutheran. We have much to celebrate and we will do this in a special way on Sunday, September 21st.
Posted by on Sep 07, 2008
One of my favorite sections of Holy Scripture is the description of the fellowship of believers in Jerusalem recorded in Acts 2:42-47. Twice the word “together” is used to describe what was going on at this crucial “Pentecost” time.
Posted by on Apr 23, 2008
One of the seven core values of our congregation is Prayer. These core values are printed in our bulletin almost every Sunday. The following describes our core value of prayer:
Prayer as a means of opening our hearts, minds, and souls to God through thanksgiving, intercession, confession, and supplication.
Posted by on Mar 28, 2008
I’m writing this article on the day after our Easter celebration. What a glorious day indeed! The sights, sounds and even smells of Resurrection, new life, real life and people alive together embraced us all.
Posted by on Mar 21, 2008
As you read this article in early March we will all experience the joy and celebration of Easter, of life and promise in about three weeks. Soon we will hear what we have heard and said so many Easters before this one: “He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” But, before Easter we must pass through Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and
Posted by on Feb 01, 2008
Ash Wednesday is the day that begins our Lenten observance as the people of God. Lent is a time to remember and receive. We remember the suffering and death of Jesus, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” and we receive the assurance of God’s grace and favor and our salvation as a result of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done for us and the world.
Posted by on Dec 11, 2007
The first season of the church year is Advent. Advent is filled with promise – the promise of God – the promise of
Immanuel: “God with us.”
Advent celebrates the coming of God as the prophet Isaiah proclaimed hundreds of years before the birth that transformed the earth. Advent is Jesus! And Advent is also about the people of God! The people of God waiting, watching, wondering and welcoming.
As the people of God we wait! But our waiting is active not passive. We look forward for opportunities to love, minister and serve. Advent is a time to be fully engaged in life and living as we wait.