Notes from the Pastor


Last month I wrote about this year being the 500th anniversary of the reformation. This will be the theme of our Wednesday evening Lenten services. As part of our gatherings, the goal is to include memories, stories, thoughts, etc. related to Luther’s Small Catechism and what the Lutheran tradition means to you.

Please take a few minutes right now if you have time and bring your responses to church or email them to me:

Here are the questions. Answer any or all of them!

  • I remember from my own time in confirmation…
  • I believe the most important quote from Luther’s Small Catechism is…
  • Martin Luther’s Small Catechism helps/has helped me…
  • Luther’s Small Catechism has inspired my relationships with other people to be…
  • I belive the most important gift the Lutheran Church has to give to the world is…
  • I am willing to have my thoughts/story printed with my name. Yes/No
  • I would be willing to tell my thoughts/story during worship. Yes/No

Your responses can be humorous, serious, critical, etc. I hope you will take a little time to reflect and share. No memory or thought is too trivial.

Thank you!!!


Team and Committee night

The Faith and Grace church councils are inviting all committee’s and planning teams to meet on the same night following Lenten worship on March 8th. The goal is for this to be a night to get some work done and share what is happening between the groups. The hope is for the this to provide better communication and encouragement all around! For a listing of teams and committees, see page 7 for further information!

Various quotes from Martin Luther

  • To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
  • Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure.
  • There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. (Martin Luther adored his Katie. He always claimed she had been very good for him.)
  • You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
  • Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
  • Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
  • If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.
  • Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ.
  • God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.

One of my favorites:

  • Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. 

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Bible verses for March

Romans 5:1-5 (Justified by grace through faith! These verses had a great deal to do with inspiring Martin Luther)


Sincerely in Christ,

Pastor Dennis

















































































































































































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