Lament and (God Doesn’t) Lie

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:17-19

After LamentIt’s a 12-minute song I’ve had in my head this week, preparing for this sermon. And, truthfully, it’s not the most pleasant thing you’ll ever hear. It’s from an album by a band called Of Montreal and from an album that is deeply spiritual in the questions it asks of life and of God. [Read more…]

A Lifetime of Faith

2 Kings 5:1-14      Confirmation/All Saints’       Nov 2, 2014

I gotta say that a lot of this sermon leapt off the page and didn’t sound a whole lot like what is printed here.  I blame the Holy Spirit.  🙂

10342884_872755949409962_5694855061437032835_nToday, Namaan not only wants his leprosy to be healed, he wants the King of Israel’s attention and then he wants the full attention of the prophet Elisha. He can’t believe it’s not a BIG DEAL to heal this terrible disease he’s had for a long, long time. Bathe 7 times in the dumpy Jordan River? That’s it?! [Read more…]

Get ‘yer Bible Sunday! (Sept. 28)

We’re going to hand out and bless Bibles and their readers like crazy THIS Sunday, September 28.  Thanks to the over $800 brought in with brunch last Sunday (thank you!), these Bibles will be given to kids of all ages.

The next few Sundays you’ll have the opportunity to mark them up!  Underline your favorite verse, write an encouraging note or prayer and sign your name.  There is a reason we gather in community!

Help us be sure we’ve got one for your kid. Comment below or contact the office.  Or Facebook, too.

0806680598hNewly minted 7th graders will get the Lutheran Study Bible.  Lots of cool study notes and writings.  Plus the small catechism is in here too.










3rd-6th graders will love this Spark Bible.  Study notes and good questions.










4 year olds through 2nd grade will learn the classics with this great story Bible.


Thank you. We go out….to the McLeod County Fair

We’re a church that takes being church as opposed to going to church seriously.  YOU showed up, River of Hope.  Thank you. [Read more…]