post by Dan G. There are no coincidences with God. Once a month there four worship services hosted by LCR. Our regular three in the Sanctuary and one in building 300 at the MUST facility in Marietta. Upon returning to LCR from MUST on Sunday, I heard Pastor Stephen ask “How Big is God’s church?”… Continue reading How big is the church?
Post by Pastor Stephen “When the church praises the saints, it praises God himself, who has triumphed through them.” Philip Pfatteicher writes about this great festival in the life of the church called All Saints. It drew me anew to consider the incredible work of God both in the saints (God’s holy people) and… Continue reading All Saints
Post by Sharon L. Sunday was Youth Sunday and Reformation Sunday and we celebrated in so many great ways! An incredible sermon about forgiveness. A beautiful bell choir intro to “A Mighty Fortress.” 95 thesis posted on the front door. First bibles presented to many young people as we support them in deepening their faith. And… Continue reading Wee little ones
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 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