Category Archives: Thinking About Church Differently

Sunday is coming! ELCA Churchwide Assembly 2019: Highlights so far…

Normally I write a little blurb on the coming gospel reading to get ready for Sunday morning. This week I want to do something a little different. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is meeting for Churchwide Assembly in … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “The all too familiar wrong mission of the church (a parable)” Luke 10:1-11

“Go on your way. See I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.” (Luke 10:3) [DISCLAIMER – This is a parable – a story about something relatable to tell a wider truth. I’m not looking for … Continue reading

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“How much God has done for you” a sermon on Luke 8:26-39 Pastor Ron Glusenkamp

6/23/2019 Sermon on Luke 8:26-39 “How much God has done for you” Visit from Pastor Ron Glusenkamp Director, Campaign of the ELCA St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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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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Sunday is Coming! “Go, Return, Re-Group, and Keep on Serving” Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

“The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all they had done and taught.” (Mark 6:30) The summer is mission trip season for many congregations. I love mission/service trips because not only do they help meet the real needs of … Continue reading

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