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The President’s E-News

  • Stories from the StormOctober 1, 2017, 12:32 pm

    Dear Friends, To read stories from your friends and colleagues, go to the FLGA District Facebook page.  We are posting the stories as they arrive. Samuel Taylor Coleridge penned the words, “Water, water everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.” That’s how some people described the […]

  • Laboring for Jesus!September 1, 2017, 12:24 pm

    Dear Friends, In just a few days we will celebrate Labor Day. This was a day originally set aside to recognize and celebrate workers who built this nation. Tracing its origin to the labor movement in the late 19th century, in 1894 Labor Day became a federal holiday. Today it is primarily associated with the […]

  • God’s Grace at Work in UsAugust 1, 2017, 12:48 pm

    Dear Friends, Grace came with joy and excitement to her new community. She was happy to meet new people, and excited for the opportunity to grow in her faith. She had come from a congregation that embraced her with love, had nurtured her faith, and taught her about Jesus. Grace didn’t know that every church […]

  • A Time to CelebrateJuly 1, 2017, 3:27 pm

    Dear Friends, The Psalmist wrote, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage!” Ps. 33:12. What a blessing to know that despite our sinfulness, despite our weaknesses, our gracious God has still chosen us in Jesus, and claimed us as His very own. It isn’t […]

  • Summer WalksJune 1, 2017, 9:28 am

    Dear Friends, Things are supposed to slow down in the summer, aren’t they? While I don’t particularly see that happening, one of the things I do enjoy about the summer months is being able to get out and walk, especially in the cool 90 degree mornings. Walking has obvious health benefits. It also can have […]

  • Fixing Eyes on JesusMay 1, 2017, 9:35 am

    Dear Friends, As we continue our celebrations of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation the opportunities are all around us to proclaim the three solas which distinguish us as Lutheran Christians. 500 years later we continue to stand on Grace Alone, Faith Alone and God’s Word Alone! These are not only what guide us as […]

  • 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. […]