January 2016’s Letter from the Pastor

Greetings to you all, in the name of our Lord and Savior, our Emmanuel, the Christ child Jesus. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! As we begin this new year of 2016 we are given a chance to reflect upon the year we have just left behind and look ahead to the year thatContinue reading “January 2016’s Letter from the Pastor”

December 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

To the churches of Medina and Streeter in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and Peace to you. Over the last few months we have been exploring what it means to have a vital congregation/parish and to discover hope for our future. As I write to you this month, I do soContinue reading “December 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

November 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Medina, Streeter, and beyond: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. If you were to be asked what the key component of a vital church would be, what would you say? Would it be worship? Would it beContinue reading “November 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

October 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

To the churches of the Medina-Streeter Lutheran Parish: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This past summer our synod of the ELCA, the Eastern North Dakota Synod, held an event at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota specifically aimed at Rural and Multipoint Parishes within the synod. TheContinue reading “October 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

August 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

Grace and peace to you all in the name of our living Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. If you have been in church over the last two or three weeks, or if you plan on being in church in the next three or four weeks, you will inevitably be hearing gospel texts from JohnContinue reading “August 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

July 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

Greetings to the people of the Medina-Streeter Lutheran Parish, my brothers and sisters in our common faith in Christ Jesus our Savior. As we begin the month of July we once again take an opportunity to celebrate freedom. Some of you may be heading to the lakes, others may be heading to see family, andContinue reading “July 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

May 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

To the faithful saints of the Medina-Streeter Lutheran Parish, greetings in the name of the Risen Lord, Jesus the Christ. As we come to the final core Lutheran teaching that I wish to highlight in my letters to you all, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the core teachings that haveContinue reading “May 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

April 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

To the two churches of the Medina-Streeter Lutheran Parish that are celebrating the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord: Greetings! Up until this point we have been looking at some of the core themes that make up Lutheran theology. The themes we have looked at however, justification by faith, law and gospel, the means ofContinue reading “April 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

March 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

Greetings in the name of our Lord! May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance! By now we have hopefully come to see very clearly that Scripture teaches us, through Law and Gospel, that we are justified before God by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, the one who was sacrificed on the crossContinue reading “March 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”

February 2015’s Letter from the Pastor

Greetings of peace be to our entire community in love and faith through the Lord Jesus Christ! The foundation of our examination of core Lutheran principles has been established. Last month I hope you all had a chance to reflect on God’s amazing grace through the theme of justification by grace, through faith in ChristContinue reading “February 2015’s Letter from the Pastor”