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10
Aug

Church Picnic Relocated

Due to the rain, the church picnic today will be held at Bethel Lutheran in Menominee beginning at 5:00

6
Aug

Video of Worship, August 6, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, August 6th, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

30
Jul

Video of Worship, July 30, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, July 30th, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Barb Akins blessed us with a violin solo this day.

24
Jul

Video of Worship, July 23, Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

20
Jun

Question of the Day, Tuesday, June 20

The Question of the Day helps prepare you for next Sunday’s focus text in worship. These questions are posted here each day offering an opportunity for discussion. (Just click in the title of this post and you will be taken to the discussion window.) Try it out for a week and see how Jesus will use your time of pondering upon God’s word to deepen your faith.

Today’s question is: Is it good news or bad news that there are no permanent secrets? Why?

This week’s text for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Matthew 10:24-39 (NRSV)
[Jesus said to the twelve:] 24“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
26“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
32“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
34“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
36and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

15
Apr

Video of Worship, April 14, Good Friday Tenebrae Service

This is the video of the worship service held on Friday, April 14th. It is the Good Friday Tenebrae Service.

14
Nov

Video of Worship, November 13

This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, November 13th.

6
Jul

Question of The Day – Thursday, July 7

I plan to offer these questions on a daily basis starting on Monday as a way to get us thinking and talking about our focus text for the upcoming Sunday. There will be a new question each day, Monday through Saturday. Today’s posting is just an initial “trying things out” kind of post. You are welcome and encouraged to respond. You are also invited to link to the question and post it in Facebook, Twitter, etc., encouraging others to join in the conversation. Let’s see where this takes us.
Pastor Keith

Many of us have times when we feel robbed and abandoned by the side of the road. Think of a time when you experienced something like this. What was it like?

Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV)
25Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
29But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ 36Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 37He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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4
Jul

Video of worship July 3rd – The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, July 3rd, The seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday

26
Jun

Video of worship June 26th – The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, June 26th, The sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday