May 3, 2017

The wind is blowing…

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” So Jesus tells Nicodemus in the third chapter of John. Boy, have we experienced some wind in Rochester this […]

March 28, 2017

Holy Week 2017

Posted by Johanna Rehbaum Already Holy Week is nearly upon us! Holy Week is the time of year when we walk with Jesus during his last week of life, remembering together the sacrifices he made, what they mean for our lives, and then at the end, celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and the new […]

February 27, 2017

Wipe clean my heart: preparation for Ash Wednesday

Like most babies, my little Isaac has chubby little baby rolls on his neck. They are, of course, adorable… until that horrifying moment when he stretches his head back and you realize that, stuck in that sweet baby fat, is some of the milk that had dribbled down his chin, mixed with some of the […]

February 23, 2017

Lenten Journey Through the Catechism

Lenten Journey Through the Catechism

This year for Lent, we have committed to working through Luther’s Small Catechism. For such a small volume, this little gem is jam packed with food for reflection. We have provided each of you with your own copy (you can also download a free version on the device of your choice – search in Google […]

February 13, 2017

Lent 2017: Free Indeed!

“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door, thus sparking a major shift in the Christian Church and western culture as a whole. This year, 2017, we are remembering Luther’s legacy, and all the ways he helped […]

December 24, 2016

Christmas Services

Christmas Services

“O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!” Join us this evening for Christmas Eve worship at 5pm. Holy communion, a special children’s sermon, candle-lighting, and of course plenty of Christmas carols. (If you are unable to attend at 7:30pm, consider coming to our partner congregation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1767 Plank Rd, Webster, at 5pm. […]

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 […]

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