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Bishop Michael Rinehart

Faith Lutheran Church in Bellaire, Texas

It was good to be at Faith on this Reformation Sunday, October 31, 2021. I had the privilege of serving with Pastor Kerry Nelson at the early service in English, and with Pastor Junfeng Tan at the late service in... Continue Reading →

Lutheran Church of the Galilean, LaPlace, Louisiana

This morning I had the great pleasure of being with the good people at Galilean in LaPlace. Hurricane Ida hit eight weeks ago, on August 29, 2021, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. First, some pictures of the... Continue Reading →

The Ordination of Kirsten Wee

October 23, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church in New Orleans. Grace is still recuperating from Hurricane Ida (August 29, 2021), as evidenced by the rafters, but that didn’t keep them from a festive ordination, followed by jambalaya, king cake and... Continue Reading →

Nebraska Synod Leadership Summit

October 2021Kearney, NEbishop@gulfcoastsynod.org Resources Susan Beaumont: How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re GoingWilliam Bridges: Managing Transitions: Making the Most of ChangePeggy Hahn: Creating Space: A Prayer Book for Peace in Times of Crisis and ChaosMichael Kerr: One... Continue Reading →

The Ordination of Sergio Rodriguez, September 19, 2021

Let it be acclaimed that Sergio Edson Rodriguez is a called and ordained minister in the church of Christ! Preservice hangout with retired Pastor Boyd Faust Lining up for the procession. Interim Pastor Amandus Derr preached. Thank you Brother Chris... Continue Reading →

9/11 20th Anniversary 2021

On the anniversary of 9/11 we grieve the senseless lost of thousands of lives. Here are some resources for the remembrance on this 20th anniversary. One of my favorite stories of hope from 9/11 is this story of the people... Continue Reading →

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