Summer Reading

There are three books I am currently reading that are not the easiest reads, but are really provoking thought and exciting me.  Two are for church-related planning, one is for home work.   “Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies.”  Yep, it’s a real book, by a seminary professor no less.  And it’s one I’m reading…

What’s Planned

A New Member class has just begun. A new chapter for a number of families, and a renewing of our congregation. The “Mark on Mark” Bible study is underway on Thursday mornings; the evening class had interest, but not enough people at any given class … but I have a list of 6-8 people potentially…

What’s percolating?

I’m going to try to share something weekly in my blog, and I have a couple saved up already, but here’s one current thought bubbling and brewing in my brain. In a weekly Bible text podcast for Sunday, I heard a description of sheep that has stayed with me. The fourth Sunday of Easter (April…

New Pastor; New Blog. HELLO!

Hello from “Pastor Mark,” the new pastor of Advent Lutheran Church. New, but not yet installed. The installation is on Sunday April 8 at 3PM. There’s been some joking that right now I am “involved” but after April 8 I will be “committed.” (If you missed that sermon illustration, let me know.) I’m intending this…