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From the Desk of Pastor Ted…

October 22, 2011

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Extending Communion to Those Not Able to Attend Worship One of the ministries that came into use in our church through the liturgies of the green hymnal (LBW) is the extension of communion… the bringing of the bread and wine of worship to those unable to attend.  Just as we might bring the bread and […]

The Use of the Means of Grace (1997 ELCA Worship Statement)

October 22, 2011

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Note – This document has served as a basis for the liturgical and hymnal developments in the ELCA during the 1990’s and onward.  The descriptions of theological principles and practical applications provide consistency and clarity for the church and its corporate worship. EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA The Use of the Means of Grace A Statement […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted… (November Newsletter)

October 21, 2011

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Worship – A Congregation’s Primary Activity Gathering for worship is the foundation of a congregation’s life.  The Christian heritage has been to make community worship the first thing we do each week.  (Although Sunday morning can feel like it’s half way through a “week-end”, remember that the week actually ends with Saturday evening… and a  […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted…

October 15, 2011

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Sunday – TODAY – Communion Teaching (after worship) This Sunday (Oct. 16) after both worship services I will meet with whoever would be interested in some instruction and teaching about Holy Communion.  This teaching time will be appropriate for all ages, for families, for those already participating in communion, and especially for those not yet […]

Sermon – October 16, 2011

October 15, 2011

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Based on Matthew 22:15-22 (Give to Caesar… Give to God…) It’s kind of fun to hear preachers whine a bit at this time of the church year. We are in the last month or so of the Pentecost season. Pentecost begins on the 50th day of Easter (thus the name – Pent) and lasts around […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted…

October 9, 2011

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Wednesday Education – 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Classes begin at this time each week.  This is a ministry of the congregation and I ask congregational members to be a part of this.  I tend to offer teaching with the hope of challenging adults and youth alike to grow in their faith understandings.  I highly value youth […]