Bishop Michael Rinehart

Primera Comunión a Iglesia Luterana Principe de Paz

This morning, December 5, 2021, on the second Sunday of Advent, I had the pleasure of preaching and presiding for the first communion of 12 students, one baptism, and one confirmation at Iglesia Luterana Principe de Paz, Houston. Let me... Continue Reading →

Churches still recovering from February 2021 Winter Freeze

The deep freeze on Valentine’s Day 2021 left many churches underwater, literally. After a year of pandemic, we experienced a freeze that resulted in burst pipes in many congregations. Many of these pipes were from fire retardant systems in the... Continue Reading →

Time for a New Call?

A Barna article making the rounds on social media claims 38% of pastors in 2021 claim to have considered quitting full time ministry. Even more poignantly, Barna says a full 51% of mainline pastors have considered quitting. Am I surprised?... Continue Reading →

Lectionary Blog Posts

Dear friends and colleagues, I have decided to retire the weekly blog post on the lectionary texts. We took a pause last summer during the pandemic. This fall, I had the strong feeling it was a good time to pivot,... Continue Reading →

Salem Houston is moving

Hurricane Harvey dealt Salem Lutheran Church’s building a blow from which they haven’t recovered. This year they voted to sell their very valuable property in Southwest Houston and share space with Grace Episcopal Church just up the road. Today was... Continue Reading →

The Installation of Pastor David Bauser

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, The Woodlands, Texas November 14, 2021 Pastor Jay Shailer (left) is the new pastor at Joyful Life, Magnolia. He is soon to be installed. Bishop’s Associate Tracey Breashears Schultz preached. Pastor Beth Warpmaeker, Dean of... Continue Reading →

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