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

Come Further Up, Come Further In

We recently finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia with our kids. It’s so amazing to see how C. S. Lewis can put so many beautiful parallels to Christianity in his work. Reading the last book, The Last Battle, caused me to cry on more than one occasion and I’ve even read the book before this … Read more

Why do a Trunk or Treat?

We started Trunk or Treat a few years ago at Concordia. We wanted to show love to the children in our congregation. We wanted to provide an opportunity for the adults and children to interact with one another. We also decided to do it because parents told us they use any excuse for their kids … Read more

Luther’s Small Catechism For Kids

     A resource pastor and I have been enjoying lately is Luther’s Small Catechism for Kids. This is a book recently released by CPH and one of the few qualms we have with it is the “for kids.” It’s a great resource that could be used in any home.             We loved that most of … Read more

The Jesus Storybook Bible Review

We recently read through The Jesus Storybook Bible. It’s a kid’s Bible published by Zondervan for ages 4-11. The illustrations are colorful and the words are kid-friendly. Sally Lloyd-Jones does a nice job explaining hard concepts in easy to use language for children. She does a wonderful job connecting some of the Old Testament accounts … Read more

Hard Sundays

                I knew we were in for a bad Sunday when we sang Christ is Our Cornerstone. In the third verse, we sing, “Oh, then, with hymns of praise These hallowed courts shall ring.” My child screeched. The timing of the screech was hysterical. My husband and I started laughing. I was literally crying from … Read more