Admin Corner

Admin Corner

I started to write something for the Evangel, and then a second mass shooting happened in two weeks. This time almost every casualty was an elementary school-aged child. I immediately thought of my elementary schooled age great-nephews and checked in with my nieces. I...
God Is With You

God Is With You

“I was there to hear your borning cry, I’ll be there when you are old. I rejoiced the day you were baptized to see your life unfold.”—ELW 732 First, I have to admit that the above hymn is not my favorite. When the choir director at my little home church in Conover, WI...
Unity

Unity

The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. — John 17:22-23...
Manini

Manini

Growing up, Good Shepherd Lutheran was my second home, and its members were my extended family. Many have stayed tuned in with what is going on in my life even into my adult years. Some of my fondest memories include those aunties and uncles.I smile and laugh at the...
In God’s Hands

In God’s Hands

Forth he came at Easter like the risen grain, he that for three days in the grave had lain; raised from the dead, my living Lord is seen; love is come again like wheat arising green. – From “Now the Green Blade Rises” ELW 379 The lilacs and the ornamental cherry...