Bishop Michael Rinehart

Synod Council meeting in New Orleans, March 2022

The Gulf Coast Synod Council met in New Orleans on the weekend of March 18-20, 2022. Friday, March 18, 2022 The early arrivers on Friday gathered at Bobby Herbert’s Cajun Cannon. L-R Paul Antolik (Salem, Houston), Veronica and Rodwell Thom... Continue Reading →

Bethlehem New Orleans’ Affordable Housing Project with Tulane

I want to tell you about an exciting adventure upon which Bethlehem New Orleans is embarking. Bethlehem has been situated in Central City New Orleans, on the corner of Washington and Dryades) for 134 years. Central City struggles. The median... Continue Reading →

Memorial Drive Lutheran is now Christ the King, West Campus

Other places in the ELCA have tried this, but it is the first time in our synod that two congregations have joined forces to become one church with two campuses. Today, Sunday, March 13, 2022, Memorial Drive Lutheran Church at... Continue Reading →

March 20, 2022 is Lent 3C

Isaiah 55:1-9 – Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Seek the Lord while he may be found. Return... Continue Reading →

Montgomery County Stands with Ukraine

It was an emotional morning here in Conroe on Friday, March 11, 2022 at The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, located at I-45 and Texas Highway 105. The Lutheran community showed up. I saw Don and Maxine Watts, and Marshall... Continue Reading →

Response to Russia’s War on Ukraine

As if a pandemic, hurricane and last year’s winter freeze aren’t enough, we now are watching the devastation of Ukraine play out on our 24-hour news cycle, so that Herod can expand his power base. If only we in this... Continue Reading →

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