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Message from Pastor Rich (November 2019)

by Pastor Richard Kiessling

“Happy Thanksgiving” that is what many say will this month.  It is a good greeting.  Think about it.  Happy is a good attribute.  When you are happy; you are thankful.  Happy creates thanksgiving.  The reverse is also true.  When you are thankful, it makes you happy.  We are happy because of who we are.  We […]

Message from Pastor Don (November 2019)

by Pastor Donald Richard

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! (Psalm 149:1) Last Sunday I enjoyed sharing with you a brief history of the hymn books we’ve used here at St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1912 (with the exception of the Lutheran Book of Worship from 1978 and Lutheran Worship, […]

Message from Pastor Rich (September 2019)

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Greetings in Christ Jesus September is still a summer month, but life changes in September. School starts, church activities speed up. Yes, Senior Saints meets weekly. We start our fall season Wednesday, September 11th. If you haven’t yet tried us, come and see what happens. Besides our weekly Wednesday meeting, we also have Pary’s Tech […]

Message From Pastor Don (September 2019)

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As the summer comes to a close and I prepare to take some time off, I’d like to reflect on some of the great things that have happened these last few months; things which have given me even more confidence that our Lord is at work in his Church through the Holy Spirit. First, I […]

Message from Pastor Rich (June 2019)

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WOW is it really June?  The older you get the faster is goes. This month we begin the Pentecost Season.  That means we focus on our walk with Jesus.  We just finished the walk Jesus took for us. This summer take time to relax and spend time with your Lord.  The Senior Wednesday luncheons will […]

Message from Pastor Don (June 2019)

by Pastor Donald Richard

For a number of months, a pastor, the Reverend Edward Doering, in Illinois, has been anxiously waiting the opportunity to go to Oregon and to gather the scattered Lutherans in that state into congregations. But there never has been any financial possibility. Now, however, we are happy to report that a number of congregations in […]

Message from Pastor Kiessling (May 2019)

by Pastor Richard Kiessling

Jesus Christ is Risen!  It is by this proclamation that we live.  This is the core of who we are.  In this we say, “Yes.”  The word yes means that it is so.  In old English it means “so be it.”  Because Jesus Christ is Risen, we too will rise.  “So be it!”  Because Jesus […]

Message from Pastor Don (May 2019)

by Pastor Donald Richard

Preaching during the seven Sundays of the Easter season is my favorite time because I love to proclaim the risen Jesus—the things he said and did before he went up to heaven on Ascension Day. Luke records that just before he rose up into the clouds he said to his disciples, “Thus it stands written: […]

Message from Pastor Kiessling (April 2019)

by Pastor Richard Kiessling

Greetings in Christ Jesus Welcome to April.  One theory is that the name comes from an ancient Roman word that means to open.  The fourth month of the year was given the name April, because the buds of leaves and flowers opened. This month, half is Lent and half is Easter. We celebrate the death […]

Message from Pastor Don (April 2019)

by Pastor Donald Richard

Last Sunday evening I held a meeting in the Connect Center regarding our church’s evangelism. Around twenty people came and heard me give a presentation which included my personal and professional thoughts about it; we read an article together, watched a video from the last Northwest District Convention, and enjoyed an hour-long question and answer […]