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About michaelrinehart

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

August 9, 2015 is Pentecost 11B

August 12, 2012 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 – The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would … Continue reading

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From Conflict to Communion: Observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (1517-2017)

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic priest, professor and Augustinian brother allegedly posted 95 theses, or propositions for debate on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. They chiefly concerned what amounted to the sale of indulgences, … Continue reading

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New Life Pearland 10th Anniversary

                 

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August 2, 2015 is Pentecost 10B

2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a – The prophet Nathan comes to David to declare God’s judgment on him for killing Uriah: “You are the man.” OR Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 – Manna from heaven. Psalm 51:1-12 – Create in me a clean heart O God… OR … Continue reading

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July 26, 2015 is Pentecost 9B

2 Samuel 11:1-15 – David and Bathsheba OR 2 Kings 4:42-44 – Elisha feeds the people with 20 loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain Psalm 14 – There is no one who does good; no not one OR Psalm 145:10-18 – You open wide your … Continue reading

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2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit

July 15-19, 2015 at Ford Field and Cobo Center. Day 1: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – Ford Field                   Tree of Life Conroe: St. Paul Brenham:      Day 2: Thursday, June 16, 2015 – Practice … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Porch

I enjoyed a visit today with Pastor Grant Eckhart and interns  t Jacob’s Porch, Ohio State University’s Lutheran campus ministry. Check out their comfy worship space Sundays at 7:07 PM.                  

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