An Open Invitation

An Open Invitation

The most favorite part of my job is…YOU. I love talking with each one of you and hearing your stories; I love meeting for coffee (or Diet Coke) or exploring the spaces where you work. I love sitting on your sofa and looking at pictures of your loved ones. To me,...
Anniversary of a Miracle

Anniversary of a Miracle

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 2 Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! 4 Seek the Lord and his strength;...
From Your Pastoral Team

From Your Pastoral Team

“God the Father, light-creator, to thee laud and honor be. To thee, Light of Light begotten, praise be sung eternally. Holy Spirit, lightrevealer, glory, glory be to thee. Mortals, angels, now and ever praise the Holy Trinity!”—ELW 511 Bethesda’s pastoral team has...
$10 Challenge

$10 Challenge

“Everything is $10.” This was a simple conversation shared between two people at the grocery store. If you want more TV channels, the next package is $10 a month. If you want more internet speed, $10 a month. Want an additional feature for your cellphone, $10 a month....
What Have We To Offer? What Have We To Share?

What Have We To Offer? What Have We To Share?

Often, in the fall, we spend some time focused on stewardship. This probably made the most sense when the majority of people were working in industries related to farming. The fall is the time of the harvest and it is easy to make connections to the “first fruits” of...
Loving Our Neighbors

Loving Our Neighbors

I want to tell you about a girl, who grew up in this church. She learned a lot of awesome stuff from many of you and some of your parents and grandparents. She didn’t know it at the time but from you she learned that service is very important and because of...