Communion in a time of COVID-19

“Pastor, I’m really missing communion too,” she said to me. (The ‘too’ is because I had just been grumping about it.) “I’m thinking of making bread at home and gathering my boys around me and just doing it. God won’t refuse to show up, right? We let laypeople baptize in an emergency, don’t we?” Oh …

Lutherans vs. lightbulbs

We don't change that lightbulb. Ethel Achanbach donated that lightbulb to the church in '66. Are you holding an LED replacement, missy? Do you have a problem with incandescent?!

Feeling Easter

I'm not sure how healthy it is, nor how faithful it is, that we seem to have drawn such deep emotional lines between the cross of Good Friday and the empty tomb of Easter Sunday.