Bishop Michael Rinehart



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

Ecclesiasticus 43

I’ve been asked about the first reading at Prince Phillip’s funeral. No, it was not Ecclesiastes, it was the apocryphal book known as Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach, or simply or Sirach. It is Jewish wisdom... Continue Reading →

Trinity in Frelsburg, Texas and St. John’s in New Ulm

Head southwest out of Brenham on Texas 109 and in about 30 minutes of rolling hills you'll come to new Ulm, Texas. Drive another four miles and you'll hit Frelsburg, Texas, at the corner of 109 and FM 1291. Trinity... Continue Reading →

The Passion of Lent has Blossomed into Easter Hope!

Beloved friends, Thank you! After the devastating winter freeze (compounded by the pandemic), we now celebrate an outpouring of generosity. With little notice, we embarked upon an Emergency Winter Freeze Appeal for the month of March. Nearly 140 people and... Continue Reading →

A post-COVID, Resurrected Church

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart He Qi Easter 3B – April 18, 2021 Acts 3:12-19– Peter addresses the people: Faith in Christ made this man well. 
  Psalm 4 – The LORD does wonders for the faithful. (Ps. 4:3) 1... Continue Reading →

Doubting Thomas

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart Easter 2B – April 11, 2021 Acts 4:32-35 – Now those who believed were of one heart and soul, and they held all possessions in common. Psalm 133 – How good and... Continue Reading →

Emergency Winter Freeze Appeal Update

DONATE If one member suffers, all suffer together with it. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:26a A blessed Holy Week everyone. Prayers for you as you enter another Holy Week during a pandemic.  We are in the home stretch of our Emergency... Continue Reading →

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