Grace Lutheran Church is in the process of calling a new permanent pastor to serve our congregation.
Our call committee consists of eight members of Grace (Carol Boldt, Dawn Bergmann, Kathy Fink, Floyd Fowlkes, Jim Rathe, Rachel Page, Tarrissa Ollendieck, and Elise Mowatt). The call committee and church council have met with a representative from the NE Iowa Synod office, who has instructed members on the steps involved in the overall process.
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Except for about three years of my life, I have lived in the land of four seasons.
Reaching way back to my earliest years, I can remember how everyone seemed to look forward to this time of year. It meant being outside, doing all sorts of activities that were impossible or very difficult to do during the frozen days of winter: going without a coat,
It’s just my 2¢. It is one of those deceptive phrases. Two cents is not much money but whenever I hear someone “add their 2¢” it is always something that they value more than a couple copper coins! So it was when the widow contributed her 2¢, the gift was significant beyond its monetary value.
Jesus was more than a little critical of some of those who were the active church attenders of his day,
I was recently chatting with an old friend. We both have adult children and we both are old enough to see ourselves playing out in the lives of our offspring. The vantage point of a parent is fascinating. There was a time when I was a parent in function, now I am a parent in fact. The work of parenting is pretty much over and I am left to mostly observe.