Bishop Michael Rinehart



Camp Hope 2021 in the Gulf Coast Synod

This year, 7 congregations in the Gulf Coast Synod served a total of 771 (+ St John) campers at Camp Hope, a three-week camp held at church and led by youth! Kinsmen: 224 kids (3 weeks, 70% from the community!)... Continue Reading →

Covenant Houston is getting a new house of worship!

Today I had the privilege of joining Pastor Ele Clay, Musician John Weinel, and the Covenant Executive Committee as they blessed the building that will soon be Covenant Lutheran Church. They recently took possession of their new facility. The new... Continue Reading →

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 →

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