Bishop Michael Rinehart

Enslaved by our Freedom

June 26, 2022 is Proper 8, Pentecost 3C. 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 – Elijah parts the water so that Elijah and Elisha walk across the Jordan on dry ground. Elijah taken to heaven by a fiery chariot in a wind... Continue Reading →

The Ordination of Clayton Shea Faulkner to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament

Gulf Coast Synod Assembly through the years

The completion of my 15th synod assembly as bishop made me want to take a look back. Consider this #throwbackthursday 2022 - ReBoot, Galveston June 2-4, 2022 Churchwide Representative: Bishop Eaton Deacon Jess and Pastor Joe Liles, Presenters 2021 -... Continue Reading →

Unity in a Crucified Church

Jesus prayed that his church would be one. Paul decried divisions in the church. The Psalmist reflected on how good and pleasant it is when kindred lived in unity. We are a long way from realizing this vision. Years ago,... Continue Reading →

The North Channel Platte River and Heritage Park, Kearney, Nebraska, June 5, 2022

The North Channel Platte River, 7-9 am, here in the heartland of Nebraska, the bread basket of the US. I’m channeling my inner Jim Gonia, slowing down and engaging in the spiritual practice of trying to slow down and see... Continue Reading →

The last Texas-Louisiana Synod (LCA) Convention, 35 years ago this month

This photo, unearthed by Pastor George and Claudia Brookover and posted on Facebook by Pastor David Roschke, is the last Texas-Louisiana Synod (LCA) Convention, 35 years ago this month (June 1987). Pastor David writes: “That's Claudia Brookover in white. I'm... Continue Reading →

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