Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lost in the numbers

Numbers are a pesky necessity to our work and practice in the life of the church. They are essential in order to keep our finances in check. They are helpful when ordering the proper amounts of needed things. They tell … Continue reading

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“Umm…God???” Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, Luke 11:1-13

July 28, 2013 Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer Luke 11:1-13 “Umm…God???” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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The Power of Naming

Summer is in full bloom at our house. Our son Joe is spending time with new friends, Billy and Heinrich. We had no idea who these kids were. They aren’t on a class list, yet he talked about them. Finally … Continue reading

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Off to Camp

Tomorrow our family arrives at Luther Crest Bible Camp for our annual pilgrimage into ELCA Outdoor Ministry. If you think sending kids to camp from Connecticut or Southern New York to upstate New York or the other parts of New … Continue reading

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A Lone Tree’s Shade

(A poem on a hot and sunny day…) I saw a lone tree on the edge of the parking lot. It stretched to the heavens and smiled. Its branches stretched wide and tall and far, Providing the sole stretch of … Continue reading

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“Every Cheese has a Story,” a sermon on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

July 7, 2013 Baseball Cap Sunday St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Gettysburg 150 Years Later

One hundred fifty years ago today 51,112 soldiers lay dead after the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. (That is seven thousand less American lives lost in three days as the entire conflict in Vietnam [58,209 American war dead]). The … Continue reading

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