Bishop Michael Rinehart


March 2016

April 10, 2016 is Easter 3C

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) – Saul’s light from heaven. “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Psalm 30 – For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with... Continue Reading →

Central African Republic Visit 2016

This year, Janelle Cornell will be representing us at the consultation with our companion synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (CAR). Janelle is on the staff at the Eastern North Dakota Synod. This is the President... Continue Reading →

April 3, 2016 is Easter 2C

Acts 5:27-32 – Peter to the high priest: The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, so that he... Continue Reading →

March 27, 2016 is Resurrection of Our Lord

God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell, Texas, 130th anniversary

Elizabeth Lutheran was founded in 1886. This is their first building, from 1891 perhaps. More history in a moment. Today Elizabeth is served by Richard Brunk, who has been an ordained ELCA pastor for 40 years, while also serving as a... Continue Reading →

March 20, 2016 is Passion/Palm Sunday

Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives... Continue Reading →

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