Deacon Ben Remmert
Grace and peace be with you from our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen
We welcome back everyone from a wonderful celebration last Sunday of our Lord’s victory over death and the grave. This week as I was reading the texts and preparing for today, I could not help to get caught up into the excitement of the movie Avengers: End Game. As many of you know I a huge fan of the super hero genre of movies and have been collecting and reading comic books for the last 25 years. Growing up, I found that comic books were the medium to help me learn the language of my Christian faith. This previous year marked the 10 year anniversary of Marvel movies with over 22 films that connect to one big story. It has been such a joy to connect with younger fans and I even get special calls from friends and family members that ask me questions about super hero origins or do the movies really follow along with the comic book series. Continue reading
Duane H. Larson, Senior Pastor
Based on Luke 24:1-12
Today we thank and praise God for the most important act of all creation, raising Jesus Christ from the dead. This is no small thing, even if our daily lives imply so. It is no common thing, even if it echoes many myths. It is no trivial thing, because the one who was raised from the dead is he whom humanity crucified. Continue reading
Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
We cannot help but count time in a line.
We are born, go through the milestones of life, and hopefully one day we will die after a full and rich life. We measure the journey of life, how things went, along the timeline, how straight, how bumpy, how successful, how long. Continue reading
Based on Luke 13: 1-9
It is a familiar behavior to ask who was at fault for a terrible event. It is important for the social order that we have legal and fair processes to ensure responsibility as best as possible. It is also a familiar behavior to ask whose fault it was when stuff just happens, or when one tries to avoid personal accountability. And often people even try to blame God. Continue reading
Duane Larson Christ the King Lutheran Church Houston, TX
Based on Luke 13:31-35
I have a confession to make. Many of you probably have anticipated this. Some days I take solace in animal stories and videos. This past week again with evil’s action of murderous white supremacy in New Zealand was such a time. The animal world often shows promise of what’s possible for humans. Or not. A few weeks ago in the Adult Forum I told of the Science magazine discovery that dolphins get high off the toxins of the puffer fish. Continue reading