This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC--our larger Lutheran family from Sault Saint Marie to Halifax. It is also St John's 115th anniversary and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary's 100th anniversary. A few years ago St John gave Waterloo Lutheran Seminary a twenty-five thousand dollar interest free loan to help our … Continue reading A gift to Waterloo Seminary
Jesse Matthews has proposed an exciting new project to build a school house in the Liberian town of Galai (near Bong). Years of conflict have left Liberian children without access to education, and with little hope for the future in the face of economic hardship. Schools and education programs suffered in Libera under 14 years … Continue reading A new school for Galai
Matthew 5:21-37 (6th Sunday after Epiphany) February 13, 2011 I have married quite a few people in my time as a pastor. Some of them you just know will make it. More than a few are on the fence. Sometimes, I sit down for pre-marital counseling and the couple knows everything about each other -- … Continue reading Sunday Sermon
A preview of Joel's sermon on February 13: Matthew 5:21-37 (6th Sunday after Epiphany) I have married quite a few people in my time as a pastor. Some of them I just know will make it. More than a few are on the fence. Sometimes, I sit down for pre-marital counseling and the couple knows … Continue reading Sunday Preview
Gretha with 20 boxes of CLWR school kits. This is the first installment in St. John's 115 annerversary project—assembling 1150 CLWR kits for shipment to Haiti.