Category Archives: LCMS Observations

Joy:Fully Lutheran

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas July, 2019 Why are you a Lutheran? That question comes up from time to time, often with the assumed answer being that I am a Lutheran because that is what … Continue reading

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Unplanned

Saturday, opening weekend, I went and saw the movie Unplanned, in a theater that was surprisingly full, and perhaps not so surprisingly, made up of a mixture of mostly senior citizens and teenage girls. Much has been said about the … Continue reading

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The work never stops

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas January, 2019 This month, there will be another march in Washington DC, this time on January 18th.  It will be the annual March For Life held every year, on or about the … Continue reading

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Future Ministry in Western Kansas and Beyond

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas November, 2018 On October 7th, a number of us went to Hoxie and heard a presentation about the future of ministry in western Kansas. It’s a long story as to why … Continue reading

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For those who have wandered from the faith

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas September, 2018 During the Rooks County Free Fair, the Natoma Lutherans For Life booth collected prayer requests, and we prayed for them as a congregation on Sunday, August 19. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Rise and eat

Winkel Sermon – 1 Kings 19:1-8 A couple of years ago, at the annual Pastors Conference in Lawrence, the main presenter was from Grace Place Ministries, and he presented some statistics on burnout among clergy and some other things that … Continue reading

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Kansas District Convention Review

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas July, 2018 The Kansas District convention, held June 7-9 in Topeka, passed, often with overwhelming support, 27 resolutions, and declined 1. Church conventions are funny things, and this one was no exception. … Continue reading

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