Month: February 2015

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

“Who was Jesus?”  “Who is Jesus for me?”  Those are the questions we ask in our Lenten journey.  We have to figure out who this Jesus guy is while we’re walking with him to Jerusalem.  To help us answer the…

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Children/youth annual review meeting

Dear SOV families,
Children and Youth Annual Review meeting- March 15th after 2nd service   Please come to our first children/youth annual review meeting. Pastor Brian will be leading a discussion on how we can work together to strengthen SOV's program.…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Something unforgettable happened at an Ash Wednesday service I led in my first congregation.  For the imposition of ashes, people came to kneel at the altar railing as they did when receiving holy communion.  Among those kneeling was a family…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

from Pastor Brian
"Give us this day our daily bread…"  I've been reflecting on how we are daily bread for one another.  Luther says daily bread means "Everything our bodies need such as food, drink, clothing,…" (a long list follows,…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

from Pastor Brian
God calls us by name.  That’s powerful.  One of Jesus’ super-powers is that he knows people personally, calls them by name.  He summons people into God’s service as unique individuals, not as generic worker-bees.  That is why…