September 2020 Newsletter

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“The Christian Church is Crumbling!” Really? Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not … Read More

JULY/AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings in Christ! I was going through my church files and I found an article that I submitted in 2015 to the local newspaper back when I was a pastor in Wisconsin. I thought I … Read More

JUNE 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Unwilling Is Not the Same as Unable Attending Public Worship or watching online at home? With all of the panic lately, our church, like many others, have stepped into the world of live streaming our … Read More

May 2020 Newsletter

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Corona Update from Elders & Council Greetings St. John family, We pray this message finds all of you well. Governor Abbott, in consultation with the Attorney General, issued a new executive order this week as … Read More

APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Pastor Stark’s Epistle to St. John Lutheran Church (Not in the canon, but please read)   Introduction I, Pastor Stark, a Called and ordained servant of the Word, sent by God to you, saints gathered … Read More

MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Mudslinging If you haven’t noticed the numerous political ads, debates, and news coverage on TV, then let me tell you that the campaign for President of the United States is in full swing. One common … Read More

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

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 And, What About…Making Your Children Attend Church    Q: “Pastor, should I make my children come to church or let them decide?”  Introduction: God commands all of us, children included, to attend public worship. What … Read More

January 2020 NEWSLETTER

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“Building on our Lutheran Confession” “Building on our Lutheran Confession” is our capital campaign theme, which starts this month (If you want a copy of the presentation, they are on the table in the narthex). … Read More

DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

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Ongoing Pastoral Care Invitation Greetings, in the Name Christ our King!      This newsletter is a slightly modified invitation that I extended after I was installed, for the benefit of our many new members … Read More

November 2019 Newsletter

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“I don’t like or agree with the Church’s Position on ________.” “I don’t like or agree with the church’s position on (insert topic here).” “I don’t agree with the church’s position (or, pastor’s position) on … Read More