Newsletter: Advent / Christmas 2013

Dearly Beloved, Advent will have a different feeling for your pastor this year, and perhaps for some of you as well. This year, we have been using a lectionary that is used in the Evangelical Church in Germany, and, while it follows the same liturgical calendar – that is, it moves through the traditional seasons […]

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Newsletter: Summer 2013

Dearly Beloved, Summer 2013 Die Gute Nachricht Die Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Matthäusgemeinde The Good News St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church If there is one thing we can count on, it is change. Change comes to all of us, whether we are ready or not. We grow up and leave home, often marrying and having children ourselves. And […]

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Newsletter: Lent / Easter 2013

Die Gute Nachricht Die Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Matthäusgemeinde The Good News St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Dearly Beloved in Christ, As I write, we are somewhere past the midpoint of Lent, anticipating an early Easter. While part of a pastor’s heart delights at the prospect of a calm, introspective Lenten season, in which we set aside time […]

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