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Pastor’s Manna – But then…

  But then…  Just a week ago, on Easter Sunday, we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This was quite literally a triumph over evil, a victory over death, a defeat of sin.  For the disciples, it changed everything. Their teacher and leader had been killed. They had been hiding behind doors, fearful of the […]

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Adult Education – Going Deeper

I think it is safe to say that winter is over, and spring has finally sprung! The snow has melted and the signs of new life waking up from their winter’s nap are all around us. I love spring, especially after a long winter. The bright colors of spring as the flowers bloom and the […]

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Pastor’s Manna – From Death to Life

From Death to Life  Last month our region experienced significant flooding damage as rivers swelled to historic levels and overflowed their banks. This affected many people, including people within our congregation.  Some towns were completely cut-off from the world and on their own for awhile. Some people lost all they possessed, and some people lost […]

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Adult Education – Going DEEPER in Lent

Going DEEPER in Lent  I think of all the Seasons of the Church year, Lent is my favorite. It is a time of inward reflection, a season to take stock of one’s faith, and an opportunity for repentance and change. Over the years I have begun the practice of adding something to enhance my Lent […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices  Have you ever wondered what the season of Lent is all about? Why do some people give things up? Why do all these places suddenly advertise fish? How is this related to our faith?  The Catholic church began a tradition that a person would give up something for Lent, remembering the 40 days […]

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Adult Education – Diving into 2019

A Season for Growing…  It is usually in the middle of winter, when things look the bleakest, that we can dig a little deeper and find a glimmer of new life that is just breaking through the surface. I believe it is the same with our spiritual life. As we go through the various seasons […]

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Adult Education – Diving into 2019

Diving into 2019  Well, it is hard to believe that 2018 is officially in the history books and 2019 is a blank page waiting to be written on. It is always an exciting thing the start of a new year! A new opportunity to write our story as we travel another year around the sun!  […]

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