Month: June 2016

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Who is your savior? Ask Christians this question and they’ll usually answer “Jesus.” Well, that’s religiously correct but a funny thing happens to congregations calling a new pastor. A number of people in such congregations start believing that the new…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

“God makes all things new!” So the Bible says, and it’s happening now at SOV. This week the Call Committee will meet with the clergy candidate whom they believe will be the right pastor for SOV. Among the many things…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Prayers for Orlando
Friends, today I’m sending you a message from our Bishop, Dave Brauer-Rieke, about the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday.  His words provide welcome guidance in the face of such senseless killing and misguided hatred.  Like Bishop…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

There’s just one problem with the Call Committee. They’re having way too much fun. At least that’s what they tell me. Are they so busy having a good time that they won’t do a good job? Not at all. In…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I’ve had a great time with the Confirmation class this year. There are six boys in class. I have really enjoyed getting to know them. These six may be the most lively and engaged students I’ve ever had in a…