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Bishop Michael Rinehart

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 →

Houston Pride

The Houston Pride Festival has been held annually since 1979. It is the second-largest event in Houston, after the Houston Rodeo, and the largest Pride event in Texas. Offering conversation and blessings, you will see people from many Lutheran Churches:... Continue Reading →

Nebraska Synod Assembly and Bishop Election, June 2-4, 2022

To the good people of Nebraska: It was so good to be with you good friends and colleagues this week. Agenda for the assembly. Meet the candidates. Bishop Brian, a good friend has served faithfully for ten years. Dakota Road... Continue Reading →

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