July Pastoral Perspectives

July Pastoral Perspectives

            Grace and peace to you in the name of Holy and Blessed Trinity. The Holy Scriptures contain many accounts of the journeys of God’s people.  Abraham and Sarah wandered throughout their lives. The Israelites left slavery in Egypt in search of a promised...

June Pastoral Perspectives

Space for Grace As we move into the summer months with warmer weather and summer schedules, we also move into a big shift in the pandemic, at least those of us in the United States. After more than a year, COVID-19 infections rates are down and the number of those...
May Pastoral Perspectives

May Pastoral Perspectives

Grace and peace to you in the name of the Father, +Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen. 1When the day of Pentecost had come,[the apostles were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the...

March 2021 – One Year Later

Grace and peace to you in the name of the crucified Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. March 8, 2020 was the last Sunday Christ Lutheran Gettysburg gathered for indoor, in-person Word and Sacrament worship.  It was the Second Sunday in Lent.  One year later...

February Pastoral Perspective

“Do not be afraid.”-Jesus, in Matthew 14:27 In Matthew’s account of Jesus’ walking on water during a storm (Matt 14:22-33), Peter models courage when he asks Jesus to summon him to walk on water toward him. When Jesus complies by calling Peter...
January Pastoral Perspective

January Pastoral Perspective

Grace to you and peace in the name of the Holy and most blessed Trinity.  Amen. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?...