• January 22, 2023
    Dearly Beloved, I am writing this before I leave for Guatemala; by the time that you receive it, I will be on my way home (boy, time does fly). Hopefully, you have had a chance to see the pictures of …
  • January 15, 2023
    Dearly Beloved, As you are receiving this, myself and Deacon Charlie Germain have most likely already landed in Guatemala and made the trip to San Lucas Toliman on Lake Atitlan. We will be spending …
  • January 8, 2023
    Dearly Beloved, This Sunday we hear from John the Baptist as he calls people to return to God with their whole hearts. This is followed by Jesus’ baptism when the Holy Spirit descends on him …
  • December 25, 2022
    Dearly beloved, The time has indeed drawn nigh and the celebration of God-with-us/Emmanuel is here! All the planning and preparation culminates as we gather in worship to mark the arrival of Love …
  • December 18, 2022
    Dearly beloved, As we gather this week, we mark the 4th week of Advent, lighting the candle of love. Love is at the heart of our faith, for it is love that was born in that manger. Here is a prayer …
  • December 11, 2022
    Dearly beloved, I’ve come to a recent realization – that though I participate in singing and music every Sunday – the rest of my week has been sorely lacking in that most precious …
  • December 4, 2022
    Dearly beloved, The December countdown has begun! It’s time to start opening those little doors on your Advent calendars! I don’t remember these calendars being a thing when I was growing …
  • November 20, 2022
    Dearly beloved, As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I share a reflection from Henri Nouwen on gratitude: In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of …
  • November 13, 2022
    Dearly beloved, When you do remember getting your first Bible? Was it for your First Communion? Confirmation? Another time? As a pastor, I have more Bibles than I know – some received as a gift …
  • November 6, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, So many saints have been in my thoughts and hearts this week! On Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, I marked 30 years of ordained ministry! It’s gone so very fast!! As I reflect on these …
  • October 30, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, This Sunday is Reformation Sunday when we remember the actions of Martin Luther which brought about great change across the land. His was a call to remember who and whose we are. He …
  • October 23, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, The Bible is often perceived as fairly staid and even uninteresting. Admittedly, there are parts (such as the genealogies) that can make many an eye glaze over. There are also parts …
  • October 9, 2022
    Dear beloved, This week we hear the account of the giving of the Ten Commandments. As we reflect on them, we can turn to Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and find a fuller meaning and significance. …
  • October 2, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, With at least some degree of a “return to normal”, the level of activities have greatly increased and our calendars are starting to fill up. Here are a few more things …
  • September 25, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, At sundown on Sunday, our Jewish siblings mark Rosh Hashanah, one of their high holy days. It is both a celebration of a new year as well as the opportunity to look back on the past …
  • September 18, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, We move this week from the flooding of the world to the call of Abram, from judgment to grace. In God remembering God’s promises, the primary focus shifts our actions (or …
  • September 11, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, This Sunday, we start the Narrative lectionary again (go here to learn more about it and why we are using it: https://www.workingpreacher.org/narrative-faq) For the first few weeks, …
  • September 4, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, As we turn our calendars to September, as school buses resumed their treks and as the weather cools, we pause in these moments to… Breathe More activities will fill our …
  • August 28, 2022
    Dearly Beloved, I was blessed this week by a visit from Rev. Michael Plekon who served as one of the pastors of Trinity a number of years ago. He further blessed us/me with the gift of his most …
  • August 21, 2022
    Good morning, I have been working on the testimonial on why I give to Trinity Lutheran Church for the better part of this year. It is not that I have been procrastinating, it is just I have so much …
  • July 24, 2022
    Today’s Readings: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Mark 13:32-37 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1)   And the peace of God, which surpasses all …
  • June 26, 2022
    Dearly beloved, We are in the midst of reflecting on the Apostle’s Creed. I thank Dorothy Kafalas for preaching & Mary Beth Commisso for leading worship last week while I was away. They …
  • July 10, 2022
    Today’s Readings: Genesis 1:26-31 Revelation 21:1-7 John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1) And the peace of God, which surpasses …
  • July 17, 2022
    Today’s Readings: I John 4:7-21 John 1:1-4 Let us love one another, because love is from God; (I John 4:7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and …