Category Archives: Church & Mission

A little theology, a little missiology, a little commentary

Good Morning Church! 6/28/2020

Good Morning Church! 6/28/2020 “Welcome” Sunday Welcome “All Are Welcome” (ELW #641) Discovery Time: Welcome On Location Jeremiah 28:5-9 Matthew 10:10-42 Message Conversation with Knute Ogren, Director of Development, Camp Calumet (Calumet.org/give) “Hosea” (Copyright 1972, 1980 The Benedictine Foundation Of … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 6/21/2020

Good Morning Church! 6/21/2020 Featuring: Father’s Day, Bold Transformational Faith Program with Dave Holtz of Luther Crest Bible Camp, Bishop Hazelwood of the New England Synod and much, much more… Welcome “This Is My Father’s World” (ELW #824) Discovery Time: … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 6/07/2020

Good Morning Church! 6/07/2020 Celebration of High School Graduates and Holy Trinity Sunday Welcome Celebration of Graduates Pastor Geoff’s Message on Micah 6:8 Graduate Blessing   “Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty” (ELW #413) Genesis 1:1-2:4a Welcome to the Presiding … Continue reading

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“Good Morning Church” 5/24/2020

5/24/2020 Easter 7/Ascension Good Morning Church Welcome God Moment “We are the Church” (Jay Beech) Discovery Time – Jesus Coming for Dinner Ephesians 1:15-23 Acts 1:6-14 Message – Looking in the right direction “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (ELW #855) … Continue reading

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“Good Morning Church: From Our Home to Yours” 5/17/2020

5/17/2020 Easter 6 Good Morning Church: From Our Home to Yours Welcome “Love the Lord Your God” God Moments Lamentations 3:16-26 “If You But Trust in God to Guide You” (ELW #769) John 15:9-17 Message Prayers “Day by Day” (ELW … Continue reading

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“Good Morning Church: From our Home to Yours” 5/03/2020

5/03/2020 Easter 4 Good Morning Church: From our Home to Yours Welcome “Alleluia, Allelu” God Moments Discovery Time John 21:1-19 Message “The Day of Resurrection” (Al LaPorte) Prayers Mother’s Day Challenge “Halle Halle Halle” Thanks and Giving Peace and Sending … Continue reading

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Getting Back to… Normal?

One of the phrases I have been struggling with hearing over these past few weeks since the shut-down began in March is the longing of “getting back to normal.” I get it. It is a very human impulse to establish … Continue reading

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“Good Morning Church: From Our Home to Yours” 4/26/2020

4/26/2020 Easter 3 Good Morning Church: From Our Home to Yours Welcome “Christ Be Our Light” God Moments Discovery Time Matt 5:13-16 Message “This Little Light of Mine” Prayers “You Are the Light of the World” Thanks & Giving Peace … Continue reading

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“Doubting Thomas” feels like just the right story about now…

Think about it. They were afraid to “go outside.“ There was some weirdness around the safety of touching. The future was uncertain and everything they thought was solid ground beneath them was ripped out from under their feet.  Sound familiar? … Continue reading

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Connecting during this Pandemic…

Most churches are trying to do a lot of new things these days. I applaud it. There is nothing like a crisis to bring out the best of our faithfulness and ingenuity; even if it stretches what we are used … Continue reading

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