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September 15, 2017

Sept 24 Healing Service: Healing our selves and our world

Sept 24 Healing Service: Healing our selves and our world

I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea, ‘Do not close your ear to my cry for help, but give me relief!’ You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’ You have taken up my cause, O Lord, you have redeemed my life. (Lamentations 3:55-58) The world is […]

September 14, 2017

God’s Work, Our Hands Day, Oct 1, 2017

Each year, St. Martin, Bethlehem, and Immanuel Lutheran Churches (all the Webster Lutherans) join forces in a service project to serve our communities. This year, our day of service will be Oct. 1. We have a couple of exciting projects in store! As usual, there is one indoor project, and one outdoor project: Outdoor: There […]

August 17, 2017

Pastoral Response to Charlottesville

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, At the very core of Christian teaching is the imperative to “love your neighbor as yourself.” In the Gospel of Luke, when someone asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus’ response is the famous parable of the Good Samaritan, in which a Samaritan – whose race and faith are […]

August 17, 2017

August 20: Joint Worship and Potluck, 11am @ BLC

It’s time for our annual joint worship service and potluck with our partner congregation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Sunday August 20 (that’s this week!) we will gather at 11am in the Bethlehem Pavilion for a service of Holy Communion. (This replaces our normal 10:30 worship service!) Consider bringing mosquito repellant – never know who might be […]

July 29, 2017

VBS a success!

VBS a success!

“This is our favorite VBS.” -parent “I’m definitely coming back next year!” -several kids “The kids actually learn and remember things that matter.” -parent “They were singing the songs in the pool yesterday.” -parent “My favorite thing was just being here!” -kid These were all things said by participants in this year’s VBS and their […]

May 9, 2017

2017 Garage Sale

Come by our annual HUGE yard sale! There is something for everyone – holiday, kids, sports, electronics, kitchenwares, linens, jewelry, arts and crafts, some nicer clothes, books, outdoor, and a whole room of lovely furniture. What treasures will you find? Come find out! May 18-19-20 Thursday, 9am-4pm  Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, 9am-2pm Get there early to […]

May 3, 2017

The wind is blowing…

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” So Jesus tells Nicodemus in the third chapter of John. Boy, have we experienced some wind in Rochester this […]

February 27, 2017

Wipe clean my heart: preparation for Ash Wednesday

Like most babies, my little Isaac has chubby little baby rolls on his neck. They are, of course, adorable… until that horrifying moment when he stretches his head back and you realize that, stuck in that sweet baby fat, is some of the milk that had dribbled down his chin, mixed with some of the […]

February 23, 2017

Lenten Journey Through the Catechism

Lenten Journey Through the Catechism

This year for Lent, we have committed to working through Luther’s Small Catechism. For such a small volume, this little gem is jam packed with food for reflection. We have provided each of you with your own copy (you can also download a free version on the device of your choice – search in Google […]

February 13, 2017

Lent 2017: Free Indeed!

“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door, thus sparking a major shift in the Christian Church and western culture as a whole. This year, 2017, we are remembering Luther’s legacy, and all the ways he helped […]

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