Bishop Michael Rinehart

Christ the King Houston celebrates its 75th anniversary

2020 has been a difficult year with pandemics, continuing racial injustice, hurricanes and a contentious election season. There have, however, been some things to celebrate. One is the 75th anniversary of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston's Rice Village,... Continue Reading →

Installation of Chon Pugh at First Presbyterian and Memorial Lutheran of Texas City

Meet Pastor Chon Pugh. This Sunday, November 15, 2020 Pastor Pugh was installed as the pastor at a unique congregation where Presbyterians and Lutherans worship together: First Memorial, Texas City. When I arrived today, I discovered in Chon’s office a... Continue Reading →

Sheep and Goats

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. November 22, 2020 is Christ the King/Reign of Christ A Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 – I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between fat sheep and... Continue Reading →

Fierce Deborah

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. November 15, 2020 is Pentecost 24A/Proper 28A/Ordinary 34A Judges 4:1-7 – Read the whole chapter to get the context. Israel did evil, so God turned them over to Canaan who had 900 chariots... Continue Reading →

Prayer for Election Day 2020

Lord God, you call your people to honor those in authority. Help us elect trustworthy leaders, participate in wise decisions for our common life, and serve our neighbors in local communities. Bless the leaders of our land, that we may... Continue Reading →

A New Heaven and A New Earth

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. November 8, 2020 is Pentecost 23A/Proper 27A/Ordinary 33A Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 - Joshua assembles the tribes at Shechem, telling them to put away the gods they worshipped beyond the Euphrates, in Iraq/Mesopotamia,... Continue Reading →

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