Post by Pastor Stephen I encountered this phrase first in college while I was studying theology at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC (one of our fantastic ELCA universities). “Faith is caught more than it’s taught,” rang true with my life and my studies. Yes, I was learning so much in the classroom, though I seemed… Continue reading Faith is caught more than it’s taught!
Post by Pastor Stephen John 15:9-17 is one text which Christians around the world will hear on Sunday, and through which Jesus will speak to us again. These words were spoken originally by Jesus to his disciples just after washing the disciple’s feet and giving them his new commandment, “just as I have loved you,… Continue reading What Does Love Look Like?
Post by Karin S. For those of us blessed to hear the sermon Sunday, life got real. During the gospel we heard about the death of Lazarus and the pain and grief felt by those who loved him, including Jesus. The sermon talked of the death of a much loved sister and daughter which also… Continue reading Life got real
Post by Pastor Stephen “Whoever believes in him…may have eternal life!” Believing is closely tied to faith and both are all about developing a trusting relationship with Jesus. Except the way the trusting relationship develops for us is one of realization of how much God has loved us since before we could even remember. As… Continue reading Faith-filled people!
Post by Reilley N. During Pastor Stephen’s sermon on Sunday, he said “journeys take place in moments and our response in those moments.” Thinking about it, this whole year has been a journey for me. It started off with me finally deciding where I would be attending college which then led to me choosing the… Continue reading Journeys
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
Part of my weekly routine is to read 4-5 articles from different sources to get an idea for what other churches are doing and how that relates to what we’re doing at LCR. Every once in awhile, I come across something that’s really powerful or interesting and like to share it with staff and leaders.… Continue reading Does LCR say yes?