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Respite Retreat

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Rostered Ministers in the Gulf Coast Synod are invited to a Respite Retreat. This retreat will include worship, text-study, prayer and rest for pastors and deacons currently serving in the Gulf Coast Synod. When: January 10-12, 2022 Location: More Information Coming Soon Cost: Exact cost coming soon, but currently…

Jeremiah 23:9-15

9Concerning the prophets: My heart is crushed within me, all my bones shake; I have become like a drunkard, like one overcome by wine, because of the LORD and because of his holy words. 10For the land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course has been evil,…

A pastoral letter from the ELCA presiding bishop regarding the actions of the Reformed Church in America General Synod 2021

"I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:1-3 NRSV). Dear church, Like many of you, I have…

John 13:1-17

1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper 3Jesus, knowing that the…

Hebrews 6:13-20

​13When God made a promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14saying, "I will surely bless you and multiply you." 15And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. 16Human beings, of course, swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all dispute. 17In the same way, when…

Youth Network Meeting

All children, youth, and family ministers (and volunteers) are invited to come together for a time of fellowship, devotion, and networking every first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will be meeting at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Memorial, but we also have the ability to “zoom” anyone into our meetings. Details to Zoom in are below: Join Zoom…

2 Timothy 4:5-11

​Luke, Evangelist 5As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. 6As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. 7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8From now on there is reserved for…

Isaiah 53:4-12

​Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost 4Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all…

Psalm 91:9-16

​9Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, 10no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. 11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. 13You will tread…

Revelation 17:1-18

1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore who is seated on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the inhabitants of the earth have become drunk." 3So he carried me away in…