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About michaelrinehart

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

July 19, 2015 is Pentecost 8B – Pause

2 Samuel 7:1-14a – David wants to build God’s house, but God will establish David’s house, his offspring. OR Jeremiah 23:1-6 – Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! The days are coming when I will … Continue reading

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Recruiting Small Group Hosts

Continually creating small groups: Bonds the congregation together, building strong friendships. Welcomes newcomers. Grows faith through prayer, study, and caring conversation. Closes the back door of the church. Creates cell groups for care, service, and mission. In most cases, churches will … Continue reading

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July 12, 2015 is Pentecost 7B

July 15, 2012 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 – David dances before the ark in a linen ephod.  OR Amos 7:7-15 – Amos’ vision: God sets a plumb line amidst the people of Israel. Psalm 24 – The earth is the Lord’s, and the … Continue reading

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Installation of Pastor Rachel Ringlaben as Mission Developer

This past Sunday, Pastor Rachel Ringlaben was installed as Pastor and Mission Developer of the new Latino Mission in Kenner, Louisiana.

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Installation of Pastor Todd LaGrange at St. Mark in Metairie

This past Sunday, June 28, Pastor Todd LaGrange was installed at St. Mark Lutheran in Metairie, Louisiana.

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The Wall on our Southern Border is Built on Racism and a Myth

We are told we need a wall on our border because terrorists could come into our country.  1. If this is the case, then why aren’t we building a wall on the northern border, which is twice as long and … Continue reading

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7.5.15 is Pentecost 6B, 2 Corinthians 12

A Heart for Reconciliation: A Walk Through 2 Corinthians Background Material and Sermon Helps 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 – The elders make a covenant with David and anoint him.  OR Ezekiel 2:1-5 – Call of Ezekiel: Whether they hear or not, they … Continue reading

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