Posts by Paul E. Kuhlman

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Salvation History of the Old and New Testament

by Paul E. Kuhlman

The following is a handout for the second lessons of the New Members Class, based on Sunday Worship. Note that the part that follows the Quiet Offering could actually be call “The Liturgy of the Word.” Three different readings from scripture are read at the First Reading, the Second Reading and the Gospel Reading. They […]

Response to Sanctuary Changes

by Paul E. Kuhlman

Last Sunday we responded to your answers to our survey concerning the rearrangement of the sanctuary.  Weekly worship is a vital to all of us, as it is plain to see in your thoughtful and perceptive answers. Your candid and enthusiastic responses have encouraged us that you have been thinking liturgically and theologically about our worship […]

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 […]

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 […]