By Paul Koch - It has been an incredible week here at our church, Grace Lutheran. Now to be honest, this week of Vacation Bible School is often a week that is stressful and exhausting and marked by a certain amount of fear and trepidation. After all if you don’t have all the volunteers, all … Continue reading A Grand Discovery
By Joel Hess - Hippy Jesus came out this past Sunday in many church’s readings. “This is my commandment; that you love one another as I have loved you.” We love that don’t we? We are great at loving, right? Good Lord, every other song on the radio is about love. The simultaneously most overrated … Continue reading Peace, Love and Nike
By Paul Koch - I don’t know if I say it very often; I love being a pastor. I really do. And one of the great things about being a pastor is that I get to see so much of our life together in the church that many aren’t able to witness. What I see … Continue reading In Deed and in Truth
By Paul Koch - It is an interesting thing that the beginnings of the Lutheran Reformation are not found in arguments among bishops or disagreements at church councils but it is set in the curious environment of a university. Martin Luther had studied the law before entering the monastery but it wasn’t until he was … Continue reading Knowing Love
By Scott Keith - When a man loves a woman Can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else He’d trade the world For a good thing he’s found - Michael Bolton - Not that I'm a Michael Bolton fan, but today my beautiful wife and I celebrate our 20th anniversary, and I'm feeling a … Continue reading When a Man Loves a Woman
By Paul Koch - When the Catechism asks "What does this mean?" in response to the third article of the Creed the answer Luther gives is perhaps one of the most profound words for our lives. In fact, while the faith is always under attack I believe it is this particular confession of the church … Continue reading Gathered Together
By Paul Koch It is always a delight to receive a gift, that small thrill that comes with opening wrapping paper is unlike any other. It is fun to give gifts as well; gifts are a way of sharing in each other’s lives. And I think gifts that given without a reason, without a special … Continue reading The Greatest!