Paul Gaschler

Holy Week & Easter

We’re keeping our Google Calendar updated. Click on the Calendar Button above to see what’s coming up and if there are any cancellations. Holy Week Schedule 2023 Maundy Thursday Divine Service – 6:30 PM Good Friday – 6:30 PM Easter Sunday: Services at 7:00 AM & 10:00 AM Easter breakfast at 8:15 AM, Easter Egg hunt at … Read more

A God of Delegation

Something I have been pondering much the past year is how we can better involve our members in service to the church. During the worst of Covid, we wanted to decrease how many people were actively ever in the building. Inevitably, a few people were taking care of a lot of things. But now we … Read more

Individual Confession & Absolution

You may prepare yourself by meditating on the Ten Commandments (LSB pages 321–322). You may also pray the penitential psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, or 143).If you are not burdened with particular sins, do not trouble yourself or search for or invent other sins, thereby turning confession into a torture. Instead, mention one … Read more

Joyful People Sing

Our congregation sings well.  Exceptionally well! Members from the choir lead the effort. Others aren’t as bold, but will rally behind a stronger voice. A tide can rise, swaying even the most reluctant to join in.   It’s a shame that we often leave music making to performers or Spotify. Everyone should join in making music. … Read more

Reclaim and Embrace our Whole Church Calendar

The Church celebrated this past year the lowest attending Sunday of all: Christmas. It’s common to hear laments of how few church goers attend on Christmas Day, but even more so when it lands on a Sunday as it did in 2022. Social Media was full of warning posts to Christians the week before.  “Christians … Read more

Hymn: 413 O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair

1 O wondrous type! O vision fairof glory that the Church may share,which Christ upon the mountain shows,where brighter than the sun he glows! 2 With Moses and Elijah nighth’incarnate Lord holds converse high,and from the cloud the Holy Onebears record to the only Son. 3 With shining face and bright arrayChrist deigns to manifest … Read more

February Update

We’re keeping our Google Calendar updated. Click on the Calendar Button above to see what’s coming up and if there are any cancellations. LENT 2023 Lent is coming soon, starting with Ash Wednesday, February 22nd. Ash Wednesday Worship Services will be at 4:00 & 6:30 PM, both with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Join … Read more