October 17, 2016

Starting the New Testament!

At the beginning of this calendar year, many of us committed to a program of reading through the entire Bible in one year. Quite an undertaking! But one that has been worth it, I think! I also know that we lost a number of folks along the way. The Old Testament can be a challenge […]

October 11, 2016

Sermon: Gratitude to heal the divide (Oct 9, 2016)

Sermon: Gratitude to heal the divide (Oct 9, 2016)

Pentecost 21C October 9, 2016 Luke 17:11-19 Brainstorm with me a moment: on any given day, what emotions might you feel? Now, think with me again (this time, you don’t need to shout it out): of all of those emotions you may feel on any given day, or during any given week or month… which […]

August 2, 2016

Job Opportunity at SMLC: Christian Education

We are seeking a qualified individual for a paid internship/part-time position beginning in September 2016 through June 2017 to facilitate a Christian Education program for ~20 students in ages ranging from K to 6th grade. We are in a transitional time in our Christian education program, and taking this time to try new ideas to […]

August 1, 2016

God’s Work. Our Hands. Sept. 11, 2016

We will be joining with ELCA churches around the country – and specifically with all the Webster ELCA churches – for this annual day of service. Watch the September newsletter and the bulletin for details on the mission project options, but for now, mark your calendars. This is a day of service for all ages […]

August 1, 2016

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” (Eph. 2:8)             On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church to spark a conversation about some abuses of the […]

July 11, 2016

A Good Samaritan Response to Violence

Pentecost 8C July 10, 2016 Luke 10:25-37 (The Good Samaritan), Colossians 1:1-14 The priest saw the man there, bruised and bloodied, and his heart ached. He saw so many victims like this, on this dangerous road from Jerusalem to Jericho. Just this morning, he had seen two already, each more harshly beaten than the last. […]

June 28, 2016

Pulled Pork BBQ, July 16

June 13, 2016

Highlights from 2016 Synod Assembly

Synod Assembly 2016 Highlights One of our lowest scores on the Congregational Vitality Assessment we took last year was how informed people felt about what is going on in the Synod and the wider Church. In an effort to remedy this, here are some of the interesting things that happened at Synod Assembly this week. […]

May 23, 2016

Vacation Bible School: 2016

Plans for Vacation Bible School, 2016 are underway! Check our VBS page for more information, including registration (online or downloadable form). Vacation Bible School We also need lots of volunteers. This is a great, short-term way to volunteer and play a fun and important role in the faith formation of our kids. If you are […]

April 26, 2016

Chicken BBQ, April 30

Chicken BBQ, April 30

It’s time for chicken BBQ again! Join us on April 30 for BBQ chicken, fellowship, games, and fun! A chicken dinner (half a chicken, roll, slaw, salt potatoes) is $9.50. Hot dogs are $1. Delicious homemade desserts are a la carte. 20% of the proceeds go to support the Christmas Stocking Program, which provides stockings filled […]

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