Dear Friends, The Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, addresses the dividing and painful reality of racism, and the Church’s call in response in her open letter, “This is the Day”, posted below. Within our website, you will also find other resources and links to materials compiled by our Director of Ministry, [...]
When will we be re-opening the church for worship and activities? Good question. With that question come many other questions we will want to be able to answer first: what restrictions on gatherings and activities will be required? What protocols do we need in place to keep members and visitors safe? What will worship look [...]
We were recently on a vacation when God interrupted my plans. My family and I had traveled hundreds of miles to stay at a hotel on the beach. I had made arrangements to spend one day visiting with friends. But then, in the middle of the night, the night before my scheduled day out, one [...]
Holy God, we remember with thanksgiving and gratitude the men and women of the military whose sacrifice has helped to keep us safe and free. We lift up the families and friends of those who gave their lives for their country and ask your healing spirit bring comfort to those who grieve. May we be [...]
I saw raindrops on my window, Joy is like the rain. Laughter runs across my pain, slips away and come again. Joy is like the rain. I saw clouds upon a mountain, Joy is like a cloud. Sometimes silver, sometimes gray, always sun not far away. Joy is like a cloud. I saw Christ in [...]
Give Yourself Grace by Lara Heacock When you're doing hard things. When you're going through change. When you're noticing old patterns creeping back in. When you don't feel like you showed up at your best. When you're lost in the whirling dervish of busy. When your heart feels heavy. When your mood feels flat. When [...]
"We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. By your holy cross you have redeemed the whole world" Good Friday begins with our solemn meditation on the sacrifice of Christ. The altar is bare, symbol of his humiliation and beating. Psalm 22 is read with its vivid imagery of Christ's suffering and haunting cry [...]
As we navigate best practices during the Coronavirus pandemic, check the special page on our website – www.concordiafaith.org/corona - for all the latest updates from Concordia Church as well as links to outside resources. We will also be sending announcements through Realm and email. You can follow us on Facebook too.