Congratulations 2015 Confirmands

Confirmation is a tradition of the church in which students study the Holy Bible and Martin Luther’s Small Catechism in preparation for their first communion.  In addition to learning about the fundamental stories of the Old and New Testament, the students receive a thorough introduction to six basic teachings of the church (e.g. the Six […]

A Great Mother’s Day Gift

  On Sunday, February 22, 2015, one of our member families received bad news. Eva Banks (mother), Ernestine Banks (daughter), and Yasa Davies (daughter) learned via a long-distance phone call that their sister, LynnMae, had died. While a death announcement is normally a cause for grief, this death announcement had extra complications. Eva and some […]

Revelation: An Adult Bible Study

  “Anyone wishing to understand the complex symbolism and visions of Revelation must first acquire (1) a broad understanding of Old Testament prophecy generally and (2) a specific, clear understanding of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zechariah. If you have not carefully studied Old Testament prophecy, do not begin a study of Revelation. Do your homework; study […]

A Mourning Mother Needs to Return to Monrovia

  The phone call from the family in Monrovia, Liberia, was received by Ernestine Banks at the end of Bible Study on Sunday, February 22, 2015.   The news was bad. Ernestine’s sister, LynnMae, had died.  Great grief overwhelmed Ernestine. As she gathered herself, she asked Pastor Doug to pray for her and to help her […]

Lent and Easter: A Journey to the Cross and Empty Tomb

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is February 18.  A Soup Supper will be offered at 6 PM. We will gather for worship at 7 PM. In the service we will rededicate ourselves to a life of repentance by receiving the imposition of ashes on our foreheads as the pastor says, “For you are dust, […]