Bishop Michael Rinehart

St. John Bellville Confirmation 2021

What a beautiful day for confirmation and a picnic at the outdoor chapel at St. John Lutheran Church’s Retreat Center in Bellville. Congratulations on your confirmation, Cayden, Lane, Rhett, Ainsley, Tylin, Emersyn, Jaxon, Sydney, Trace, Wegner, and Aidan. Click here... Continue Reading →

Bear Fruit

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. Easter 6B – May 9, 2021 Acts 10:44-48 – Holy Spirit falls on unbaptized Gentiles. So they baptize them.
 Psalm 98 – Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands. (Ps. 98:5) 1 John 5:1-6 – The love of... Continue Reading →

Church Together: Connected to the Vine

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. Easter 5B – May 2, 2021 Acts 8:26-40 – Philip baptizes the Ethiopian eunuch on the road to Gaza reading the suffering servant from Isaiah.  Psalm 22:25-31 – All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to... Continue Reading →

Good Shepherd Sunday

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. Easter 4B – April 25, 2021 Acts 4:5-12 – Peter questioned for healing. There is no other name by which we must be saved. Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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