Bishop Michael Rinehart

The Ordination of Cynthia Marie Robles

Just for fun: A delegation from Emmanuel Greenvine came from Texas for the ordination. Troy Wiedemann even got to make a snow angel.

Gulf Coast Synod Respite Retreat

As we enter year three of the pandemic, our leaders are weary. This week we subsidized a respite retreat for ministry leaders on Galveston Island. Jesus said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest... Continue Reading →

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brenham, Texas

I left the house at Zero Dark Thirty to preach at St. Paul, Brenham, my first active duty assignment since testing positive for COVID. I am symptom-free, but three services and the drive took it out of me more than... Continue Reading →

Rock Me to Sleep

Elizabeth Akers Allen Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, Make me a child again just for tonight! Mother, come back from the echoless shore, Take me again to your heart as of yore; Kiss from my forehead the... Continue Reading →

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a Sudden Change of Sermons

There are some Sundays when you wake up and realize that the sermon you prepared is not adequate for the day. Sometimes there is a hurricane, or a shooting, or an event so significant it cannot be ignored. This was... Continue Reading →

First Taiwanese Lutheran Church in Houston

More photos to come… Christmas 1 - December 26, 2021 First Taiwanese has been through a lot. Their pastor of the last four years, Pastor Philip Chang retired. The Council of four people tried unsuccessfully to change the language from... Continue Reading →

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