To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the […]
We will continue our “Restored in Christ” series during Holy Week and Easter. In this series by Concordia Seminary professor Joel Biermann, we have been facing together the brokenness of our world and lives, turning it over to Christ so we can be restored by Him through the cross.
Family Sunday School: A new format which started this year for teaching God’s Word to kids 1st grade and up and their parents. The class is between services in the Connect Center. I teach it primarily with Nick Hues as my backup. The lessons are based on the readings for the day from the lectionary. This helps […]
Teaching the Word of God for 135 years! Recently I outlined the venues and curriculums we use to teach God’s Word here at St. Paul Lutheran Church for the Board of Education. As I was mapping it all out on paper, I became impressed with the rich opportunities for those in our church and […]
Dear friends, First of all, by the time you read this newsletter, I will, with God’s healing, be mostly recovered from the worst head and chest cold I can remember in my lifetime. It really set me back during the week I was supposed to be working full steam on our Christmas services. While it […]
Dear friends in Christ, If you worshipped with me and my family on Confirmation Sunday, September 9th, I pray witnessing the Holy Spirit’s work in the hearts of twelve of our young people gave you increased confidence and hope in the future of both our church and our religion. If you weren’t there, know […]
From Pastor Don… Earlier this summer I was at Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum in Portland to see a friend direct a marionette show he’d written. During the performance one of the puppeteers lost his grip on the controller of the marionette he was operating, and it fell onto the tiny stage. In […]
Dear friends, The first day of my summer was spent with some of our youth at Canon Beach, hearing the entire Gospel of Matthew. This is the third year now I’ve done this, and so far every year I fail to put on sufficient sunscreen to prevent sunburn. There’s something deceiving about the beach in […]