Our Primary Prayer focus for this week is on Christ’s work through his Word: Calming all hearts that are filled with fear, shame, pride, or grief. As we discover new ways to search the scripture together and care for our neighbor. As the Holy Spirit develops faith in children and youth – through family devotions and other means. For people and families to read from the Bible and pray together daily.
This year’s Florida drive was a little different than most years – primarily because it was in September, not March/April – though we did follow our usual path. We take the eastern route down, driving around Columbus and through Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Jacksonville to get to my aunt’s home near the Atlantic coast. Then, after our time in Orlando, we drive ‘straight up’ I-75 through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio to get home.
Little children, come to Me, For My kingdom is of these. Life and love I have to give, Mercy for your sin. In the water, in the Word, In His promise, be assured: Those who are baptized and believe Shall be born again.
Word of God, come down on earth, Living rain from heav’n descending;
Touch our hearts and bring to birth Faith and hope and love unending.
Word almighty, we revere You; Word made flesh, we long to hear You.
Greetings in Christ Jesus! Welcome back from exile! We are starting our FHL (faith hope love) ministry back up starting this weekend. Right now, in our world we need to gather with each other around God’s Word and be refreshed and strengthened by His presence in that Word.
You are invited to attend St. Peter’s Eastpointe’s 175th anniversary service celebration on Sunday, September 26th at 10:30 am. Following the anniversary service, there will be a banquet at the Lutheran Fraternities of America (behind St. Peter’s).
Lutheran Northwest is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, September 22! Prospective families with students at all grade levels are invited to learn more about us via a guided tour that covers the full range of the high school experience at Lutheran Northwest
A friend and colleague of mine recently stepped away from social media for a time. He is back now, I believe, with the ‘intentional interim’ time now completed. Personally, I have not recognized the same issue for myself – though stepping away from ‘normal life’ (while not disconnecting from social media) is something that I am enjoying as I write this!
Lord of the nations, you have truly blessed our land. We thank you this day for the privileges we enjoy as citizens of this country. For freedom to vote, freedom of speech, and freedom to worship you, we are truly grateful.
Inertia: A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. Inertia: A property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless that state is changed by an external force. Inertia + friction must be overcome if change is to take place.