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About michaelrinehart

Bishop of the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

First Galveston

It was a pleasure to be with the folks at First Lutheran in Galveston today. This is our synod’s oldest congregation, chartered in 1850, and was several years a worshiping community prior to that. First folks, the Lent Prayer a … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to the Jewish community

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/lutheran1.html

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Pray

Prayer is the foundation of our spiritual life. It is the well to which we go for refreshment and renewal in our life and ministry. When we worship we pray together. It is the responsibility of every spiritual leader to teach … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience and The Rule of Law

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the phrase “the rule of law” batted around in the immigration issue. The best way to stop illegal immigration is to make it legal. Reform the system. Offer many … Continue reading

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The Sacred Valley

Peggy Hahn’s new book is out! The Sacred Valley: A Guide for Growing Leaders with Deep, Bold, Consequential Faith in Jesus Christ is available in print or Kindle. For behaviors that are primary for leaders that want to grow themselves, … Continue reading

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February 8, 2015 is Epiphany 5B

Isaiah 40:21-31 – Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. Psalm 147:1-11, 20c – Adonai builds up Jerusalem, gathers the outcasts of Israel, heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 – Woe to me if I … Continue reading

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Todd LaGrange’s ordination

Today Pastor Todd LaGrange was ordained at St. Augustine Episcopal in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Todd is serving St. Mark’s Metairie. The Rev. Dr. Bob Gnuse preached. I will add more photos once the photographer makes them … Continue reading

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