Bishop Michael Rinehart

UMOJA: A Sermon for Father’s Day and World Refugee Day

This is a rough approximation of the sermon I preached at UMOJA Lutheran Mission Swahili-speaking Community in Houston on June 20, 2021. Grace and peace to you UMOJA, in the name of Jesus, who crossed the borders of heaven and... Continue Reading →

Emmanuel of Greenvine, Burton, Texas

What a great Holy Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Emmanuel Greenvine, where Deacon Cindy Robles (Rocky Mountain Synod, studying at Wartburg Seminary) is finishing up her internship. There was a lot of laughter and playfulness at this growing rural... Continue Reading →

Post Pandemic Playbook: The Spirit-led Church in the Wake of the Storm

This page will be home base for a Post Pandemic Playbook. It is in draft form. Feedback is welcomed and encouraged. The playbook will be a series of reflections, resources and leadership team meetings/retreats to help us engage the opportunities... Continue Reading →

(Online) Gulf Coast Synod Assembly 2021

Hard to get excited about an online assembly, but people appreciated receiving a care package in the mail, prior to assembly. Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Load in and warm up Friday, May 21, 2021 - Day 1 Pastor Ele... Continue Reading →

Summer 2021

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. Year B in the Revised Common Lectionary. As I have been announcing for the last month, Aimee and I (as well as my friend John Turnquist who graciously reads and proofs these... Continue Reading →

Postcolonizing Pentecost

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. Pentecost B – May 23, 2021 Acts 2:1-21– Day of Pentecost. Rushing wind. Tongues of flame. Multi-lingual, multicultural event. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
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