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The President’s E-News

  • An Urgent Church or a Church of Urgency?April 1, 2017, 10:34 am

    Dear Friends, Somewhere I heard the statement, “The hope of the Church is in God’s people.” While I’m not sure I entirely agree with that, for our hope is in Jesus, the Risen One, there is some truth to this statement. Luther reminds us in his explanation to the third article of the Apostle’s Creed, […]

  • The Grace of the IrishMarch 1, 2017, 11:18 am

    Dear Friends, Later this month many will celebrate the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The truth is, it really has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with grace. The legends surrounding St. Patrick are numerous, and have grown through the years. What we do know is that Patrick had […]

  • How Will You Celebrate?October 1, 2016, 12:55 pm

    October is a month filled with celebrations. In fact, like most months, there are national celebrations for almost every single day. You can celebrate everything from National Ghost Hunting Day on October first, National CB Day on 10-4, National Taco Day, National Gumbo Day, National Bald Day, all the way to National Grouch Day. In […]

  • ChoicesSeptember 1, 2016, 1:00 pm

    It often seems that life is all about choices. As I reflect on my life, there are choices I’ve made that have truly blessed my life. The choice to go to Concordia College in Bronxville was so influential on my life. That’s where I met the love of my life. The choice to ask Edith […]

  • Targeting the FutureAugust 3, 2016, 9:32 am

    Dear Friends, As we head into the fall season, I want to share a few thoughts about the work we do together as the District. The Florida-Georgia Board of Directors, a number of years ago, adopted three critical targets. They include Leadership, Congregations and Outreach. The thought is that if we are to stand back […]

  • Living for Jesus All Summer LongJuly 1, 2016, 11:30 am

    This month the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod gathers in Milwaukee for the 66th Regular Convention. The theme that gathers us is “Upon This Rock,” pointing us to Peter’s confession of Jesus, and Jesus’ response to Peter in Matthew 16:18. We confess our faith in Jesus, and we do that through repentance, through proclamation and through praise. […]

  • Pray for Orlando…June 13, 2016, 1:36 pm

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Somber greetings in the Lord of Life, Jesus! Early Sunday morning I received word about the catastrophic slaughter of what is now reported as 49 people mercilessly gunned down at a Club in Orlando. While details continue to emerge and in some cases remain sketchy, this has a tremendous […]

  • Love is All Around UsFebruary 1, 2016, 2:37 pm

    Dear Friends, This is a special year! It’s not very often that Ash Wednesday and Valentines’ Day fall in the same month, much less the same week! Too bad for all of you who gave up chocolate for Lent! Seriously, there seems to be a dichotomy between the two. Ash Wednesday is all about remembering […]

  • The Force AwakensJanuary 1, 2016, 8:01 am

    Dear Friends, Happy New Year! January 1st is a great time for new beginnings. It’s also a great time to reflect on the past year as we take time to look forward, learning from the past, and understanding the real meaning of grace. We get another chance. We get the chance to try to exercise […]

  • Shepherds Share the Good NewsDecember 1, 2015, 2:54 pm

    Dear Friends, “Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s only early December and already the streets are laden with decorations and lights, all announcing the arrival of a very special guest. Now, for many in the world, that special guest wears a red suit and drives a sleigh with magical reindeers. However, we […]

  • ThanksNovember 1, 2015, 9:36 am

    Dear Friends, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!” So writes the Psalmist in Psalm 107:1. There is so much for which to thank our Lord. How easy to take it all for granted. Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude,” as some have coined it, is not […]

  • It’s Still All About Jesus!October 1, 2015, 9:09 am

    Dear Friends, What’s not to love about October in Florida and Georgia? In Florida the temperatures begin to slowly descend to a more pleasant heat, while in Georgia the leaves begin to glow and then fall, reminding us of the cycle of life, and that death brings new life forth. October also happens to be […]