Month: March 2016

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

After a couple of rousing Easter Sunday worship services, I want to give a shout-out to the choir, the band, and Director of Music Jon Quesenberry. The music on Sunday was impressively good.  So I want to say thank you…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Holy Week would make a good ghost story.  Maundy Thursday and Good Friday tell of a festive supper gone badly wrong, ending in horrific death followed by the uncanny appearance of the murdered hero.  Ambitious friends gather anticipating grand success:…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

The high drama of this election season holds us spellbound.  In an election year unlike any other, we wonder who will emerge as the President of this nation.  Because many Americans have been deeply shaped by the biblical story, we…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Sunday we will welcome three people into membership at SOV.  At the late service Rachel, Fritz, and Grace will go through the “Affirmation of Baptism” ritual by which we ELCA Lutherans welcome new members.  All three of them have been…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

The Youth Group is alive and well at SOV!  Last Spring, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to share such good news once we got to 2016.  It looked possible that career opportunities and demands of family life might steer…