The Greatest Bread

August 10, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

The Greatest Bread Jesus uses the image of bread to demonstrate that, even compared to all the great things God has done before, God’s greatest miracle is in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus, the bread of life, is a greater miracle than the manna God sent in the dessert (Exod. 16:14), greater than the bread the angel brought to restore Elijah (1 Kings 19:4-8), greater even than the loaves Jesus had just multiplied to feed [continue reading…]

Do Not Worry

August 3, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9:45 AM Friendship Sunday with Holy Communion Blessing of the Animals +++ Do Not Worry…Liberated by God’s Grace “…Trusting in God is about giving up one’s own strength and accepting oneself as weak and helpless. Paradoxically, there is nothing more secure than to feel one’s own weakness; this is connected to understanding that one’s vanity is embraced by an inexplicable power. My experiences will help me to grasp that this inexplicable power [continue reading…]

Installation of Deacon Lindsay

August 1, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

Installation and Reception. Our Director of LGL Ministries, Lindsay Bailey, who was consecrated in the ELCA as a Deacon on June 2, will be installed at St. Matthew at both worship services on Sunday, September 23.  Pastor Karl Bierman of the Northeastern Ohio Synod will be present that day to preach and install. There will be a reception for Deacon Lindsay after each worship service. For those that are interested there is going to be a planning [continue reading…]