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…]
At Rest Among Strangers The world can be a dangerous place, and we all long for someone, some leader, who will watch over us and protect us from all harm. The prophet Jeremiah issues strong cautions to those who abuse the trust placed in them to care for God’s people, and the psalmist sings the praises of the Lord who guards and guides us through life’s trials. But the letter to the Ephesians suggests that [continue reading…]
Speaking Truth to Power Few of us want to hear a hard truth, and perhaps fewer of us want to be the ones called to deliver one. Today’s texts remind us that bearing God’s word is risky business. King Jereboam exiles the prophet Amos for calling him to account. Herod delivers John the baptizer’s head on a platter to his wife, Herodias, to fulfill a promise he never should have made. Speaking truth to power [continue reading…]
4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9:45 AM Summer Worship ELW Setting Four with Holy Communion +++ The Mystery of Growth In elementary school, when children learn about plants they inevitably plant a small seed in a clear plastic cup and watch it grow. This helps as they learn the parts of plants: leaf, stem, roots. As we get older we get more sophisticated in our ability to explain the details of the plant and the growth we [continue reading…]
Lindsay’s Consecration Service & Reception at Bethel Lutheran Church. As of May 20, 2018, Lindsay Bailey, Director of LGL Ministries, has been called to serve as a Minister of Word and Service (Deacon) at St. Matthew. Lindsay will be consecrated as a Deacon in the ELCA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:30AM. The service for consecration will take place at Lindsay’s home congregation: Bethel Lutheran Church, which is located at 7171 Pearl Rd. in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. A reception will [continue reading…]
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