But Wait … more Anxiety … and also Hope

Apr 04, 2021
Enter Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, three women, three disciples of Jesus. One would think that they would be joining us in proclaiming, “He is risen! He is...

We Stand at the Cross

Apr 02, 2021
Our service today includes the procession of the cross and its veneration. We have not used this service for a number of years, opting instead for the light to darkness theme of the...

What are You Always Doing?

Apr 01, 2021
Maundy Thursday Reflection April 1, 2021 Text: John 13:1-17, 31-35 Pastor Jean M. Hansen  

Take a Deep Breath and Step into Holy Week

Mar 28, 2021
Palm Sunday: we have observed it here at Faith Lutheran Church in a variety of ways. There have been parades around the building, sometimes with a real-live donkey along to catch the...

The Distinguishing Act of God

Mar 21, 2021
In Tuesday’s Akron Beacon Journal there was an article about Akron Public School students adjusting to being in school in-person again. It struck me how much of an adjustment that...

God’s Remedy: Snake on a Pole, Jesus on a Cross

Mar 14, 2021
In her book, “Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved,” which Duke Divinity School Professor Katie Bowler wrote after, at age 36, being diagnosed with stage 4 colon...

The Best Possible Life

Mar 07, 2021
The older I get, the more I will need your help writing my sermons. There are certain things I just cannot remember, like the name of a game show. Now, I probably could have googled it...

The One Who Loves

Feb 21, 2021
How many of you remember the song that begins: “The Lord said to Noah, there’s going to be a floody, floody…get those children out of the muddy, muddy…children of the Lord.” It has...