Bishop Michael Rinehart

Hurricane Laura (2020): Lake Charles and Bridge City

This is the year Coronavirus, and two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. Probability cones as of Saturday, August 22, 2020, before Marco fizzled out and Laura shifted west. We packed up the synod office, moving... Continue Reading →

Dolores Huerta

Today I am remembering meeting Dolores Huerta last year at the Capitol after the swearing in of Congress. Dolores Huerta, along with Cesar Chávez, was co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). She... Continue Reading →

Atascocita Lutheran Church in Humble, Texas

This morning it was a pleasure to be with the good folks of Atasocita Lutheran Church in Humble. Many thanks to Pastor Brian Deckinger for the invitation. Brian was taking his second daughter (of three) to college at the University... Continue Reading →

Crossing Over

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart September 13, 2020 is Pentecost 15A/Proper 19A/Ordinary 25A Exodus 14:19-31 – CROSSING OVER: The Israelites are delivered from the Egyptians, through the Red Sea.ORGenesis 50:15-21 – Joseph forgives his brothers. “Even though you intended... Continue Reading →

Set Free

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart (coming soon) September 6, 2020 is Pentecost 14A/Proper 18A/Ordinary 24A Exodus 12:1-14 – SET FREE: The commandment to observe Passover. OR Ezekiel 33:7-11 – So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. August 30, 2020 is Pentecost 13A/Proper 17A/Ordinary 23A Exodus 3:1-15 - CALLED: Moses and the burning bush.OR Jeremiah 15:15-21 - Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart August 23, 2020 is Pentecost 12A/Proper 16A/Ordinary 22A Exodus 1:8 - 2:10 - The Israelites increase in Egypt, so the Pharaoh oppresses them, murdering Hebrew boys. Moses is hidden in a basket... Continue Reading →

Rest In Peace Pastor Adita Torres, President of the Lutheran Church of Peru

This morning we suffered a great loss. After a battle with COVID-19 Pastora Presidente Adita Torres, leader of the Lutheran Church of Peru, claimed her baptismal promise and was welcomed into the arms of her savior. She was a friend... Continue Reading →

The Ordination to the Diaconate of Katherine Ritzi Cameron

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brenham, Texas Sunday, August 9, 2020

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