Post by Andrea This Sunday is Reformation Sunday¹ and our text this week, Psalm 32:1-7, is about forgiveness. Appropriately, we must look at Luther’s Small Catechism² to help us to understand forgiveness. Luther said about the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer: “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.… Continue reading Reformed
Post by Pastor Stephen “Why?” and “How?” are very different questions that can lead to very different answers. “Why?” may limit conversation while “how?” may open space for the story. Looking at our text in Luke 18 this week, instead of asking “Why did the tax collector stand far off while the Pharisee stood… Continue reading Why or How?
A response to Genesis 32:22-31 At the beginning of the month we had the opportunity to meet the family our refugee resettlement team has been working with since July. When Lutheran Services of Georgia asked us to help this family, our leaders wrestled with it. Are we ready for this? Is this where the spirit… Continue reading Finding Refuge & Faith
Post by Pastor Dave Genesis 25: 24-34 24 When her time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.[a]… Continue reading A limp and a legacy
Post by Allison L. My faith journey is a lot like my fitness journey. I know eating well and regular exercise is good for my body. It will keep me healthy and strong to do the work God has called me to do. It doesn’t need to be hard or complicated….eat food as God intended… Continue reading Small Acts
Post by Pastor Stephen Where do you put your faith? Pastor Dave asked this last week as he told the story of a man taking his first plane ride. It was a real question not just for the man in the plane, but for Naaman and the lepers in 2 Kings . Naaman, on the… Continue reading Simple Things
Post by Helen So after he blindfolded a “volunteer” during the Children’s Homily at each service, Pastor Dave asks, “Do you trust me?” The answer starts out as a confident ‘yes,’ and continues that way as long as he’s taking their hand and guiding them along. When he leaves them to walk on their own, however,… Continue reading Small Transformations