Bishop Michael Rinehart



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

A visit to the border

In July of 2021 we learned that there are more butterflies in the southern tip of Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. butterflies love the warmth (in fact they can’t fly if the temperature is below 70°). We also... Continue Reading →

Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Lake Charles, July 4, 2021

Saint Paul has been through a lot. In 2020, the pandemic and then hurricane Laura which destroyed their sanctuary. Then in 2021 the freeze, and in May one of the councilmembers died in a tragic car accident. Pastor Tim Norris... Continue Reading →

The Ordination of Rudy Treviño Flores to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament

June 27, 2021 Kinsmen Lutheran Church, Houston And so nice that the folks at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, Nebraska where Rudy will be serving, were able to participate online.

Two Stories of Two Daughters | Mark 5

Mark 5 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and,... Continue Reading →

UMOJA: A Sermon for Father’s Day and World Refugee Day

This is a rough approximation of the sermon I preached at UMOJA Lutheran Mission Swahili-speaking Community in Houston on June 20, 2021. Grace and peace to you UMOJA, in the name of Jesus, who crossed the borders of heaven and... Continue Reading →

Emmanuel of Greenvine, Burton, Texas

What a great Holy Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Emmanuel Greenvine, where Deacon Cindy Robles (Rocky Mountain Synod, studying at Wartburg Seminary) is finishing up her internship. There was a lot of laughter and playfulness at this growing rural... Continue Reading →

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