Author Archives: Stephen Rogalski

June 2017

Dear friends in Christ, In some ways this month’s letter is a follow-up to previous letters that touched on the increasingly global dimensions of the Lutheran church as well as the ongoing refugee and immigration crisis. It’s also an introduction to what we’ll be singing in worship this Sunday and for several weeks to come. […]

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May 2017

Dear friends in Christ, As we get farther into 2017, there is increasing discussion in the church world about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which we will mark on October 31, 2017. To really delve into some of the history and ongoing conversation, you’re invited to Adult Forum on Sunday, May 21. But I’d […]

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April 2017

  Pastor’s Letter for April Dear friends in Christ, In recent months, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been addressing the related though distinct issues of refugees and migrants. This two-pronged issue was the focus of the annual ELCA Advocacy Convening in which bishops, other clergy, and ELCA members met in Washington, DC, for […]

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March 2017: Lent

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, As the weather seems to be hinting at spring, we begin next week our observance of Lent together. Lent is always a rich season: a time of preparation and reflection, an opportunity to come to terms with the wilderness in our lives, a time to remember God’s baptismal promise […]

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