“Your Guilt is Taken Away…”

This article was written for our March Newsletter. “Your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” You may have noticed the past couple of Sundays that I gave a different blessing at the end of each communion table. Instead of normally saying “Depart in peace; your sins are forgiven”, I said “Depart in … Read more

History in Hosea

Something I enjoy is history in the Bible unfold. In preparing for Kitchen Table Bible Study, I’ve been reading through the book of Hosea and listening to commentaries on Hosea. I think it’s fascinating the amount of history that plays into the first few chapters of Hosea. Israel’s early history in the promised land sets … Read more

Church Work Vocations

A few weeks ago, we were blessed to hear the Kantorei from the Seminary in Fort Wayne sing in church. When all the members of the choir were returning from Communion, one of my toddlers said, “That’s a lot of pastors.” It made us chuckle because it’s not entirely accurate, yet. Most, if not all, … Read more

Where Is Jesus?

                A few weeks ago we put a wooden Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in our church bag. The next Sunday, my husband showed me something he pulled from the Bible/hymnal rack. It was baby Jesus. He put it in his pocket, but my youngest toddler immediately wanted to play with it so he gave it … Read more

The Easter Storybook: 40 Bible Stories Showing Who Jesus is

Ash Wednesday is March 2, 2022. There are many ways to prepare for the Lenten season and Easter. Many people give something up for Lent to remind them of Christ’s humility and sacrifice. Others like to adopt a spiritual discipline for the season like attending Lenten services, reading the Bible more, doing extra devotions, fasting, … Read more

Food Pantry Donations

As many know, we’ve collected donations for the Samaritan Food Pantry located on Market Plaza by Coffee House Five in the past. We’ve supported Samaritan Food Pantry through food donations, monetary donations, and the meals we’ve packed with Pack Away Hunger. Concordia supported this food pantry for many years. During the height of the pandemic, … Read more


A few weeks ago in catechesis, the students asked wonderful questions. Some of the questions I’m sure some adults struggle with as well. One of the fun topics we talked about was Jesus coming down as both True God and True man. Using the Lutheran ESV Study Bible, we can learn some interesting things in … Read more

Merry Christmas!

We recently had a Christmas Party at Concordia.  It was a wonderful time for the adults and children of our congregation to spend time together. The volunteers did a wonderful job decorating the room and keeping the celebration focused on Christ.  The children helped complete gifts for the shut ins that members could deliver (or … Read more

But a Step

“But David vowed again, saying, ‘Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he things, ‘Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.’ But truly as the Lord lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.’” -1 Samuel 20:3 “Then the … Read more