Category Archives: Church & Mission

A little theology, a little missiology, a little commentary

What you can do when you feel like you can’t do anything

Some days, some weeks, some years it is difficult not to feel like the world is broken, dangerous and unfixable. If you let the news cycle and injustice of this world dictate your perspective on life it does not take … Continue reading

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You are loved and welcome here. You are not alone. Do not be afraid.

Some of the strongest, most courageous and faithful people I know both inside and outside of the church self-identify as LGBTQ+ (but their strength, courage and faith is not what is at stake in this post). In the ongoing arguments … Continue reading

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My Pastor Report for the Annual Congregational Meeting 2/10/2019

Wow! 2018 marked some significant milestones and ministry in the life of St. Paul. BUILDING & MISSION We celebrated the completion of the whole building renovation (sans kitchen) on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Our Bishop, Jim Hazelwood of the New … Continue reading

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A Message for our Transgender friends (and everyone else too)

I remember the nasty comments of others when a family member changed her name. I remember the first adult friend I had known for years who told me they were transgender and were not sure how others “from the old … Continue reading

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“Why church? framing and clarifying questions” (A Church You’ve Been Longing for: “Asks Better Questions Than Has Answers) Mark 8:27-38

9/16/2018 Sermon on Mark 8:27-38 “Why Church? Framing and Clarifying Questions” A Church You’ve Been Longing for: Asks Better Questions Than Has Answers St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT Pastor Geoff Sinibaldo Reach the Beach Ragnar Camp Calumet

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“Getting our hands dirty” Mission Trip: New Haven, Mark 7

9/02/2018 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “Getting our hands dirty” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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“Sharing the Life of Jesus” a Bread of Life sermon from Camp Calumet John 6:51-60

8/18/2018 Sermon on John 6:51-60 “Sharing the Life of Jesus” Camp Calumet Freedom, NH

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