Posts from November 2013

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Did you know that…? Part 1

by Paul E. Kuhlman

Did you know that Thanksgiving is a secular holiday? In 1863, during the height of  the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln established  a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”  The first Thanksgiving Day was permanently set for October 26th. Though its beginnings are secular, faith motivated President Lincoln […]

The When and Wherefore of Christ the King Sunday

by Pastor Aaron Werner

Q: Why is Christ the King Sunday on this specific Sunday? A: Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday of the church festival calendar.  The church calendar, with which you are familiar, follows this order: Advent—God’s people wait and prepare for the Savior to come. Christmas—The Savior is born. Epiphany—The Savior is revealed to […]

Kids in Worship are a Blessing

by Pastor Aaron Werner

Children’s sermons are one of my favorite moments during worship.  God has blessed St. Luke’s with such a great group of inquiring and energetic kids.  When I am up front surrounded by 20+ little ones, I feel absolutely joyful to share the Good News of Jesus’ love for them.  (I know the parents and congregation […]

Pastor Paul: Interim Process Grounded in Prayer

by Paul E. Kuhlman

When I arrived at St. Luke’s, three months ago, I saw that the congregation had begun moving in a new direction already.  After a major study by a special Faith Formation Team, the staff began focusing the congregation in the direction of study and prayer being fundamental parts of a growing faith on all levels […]