5 ways to…

Devotion on Blooming Where You Are Planted Something that I want to share and use to encourage you all today are the 5 ways to bloom where you are planted. Oftentimes, we get so caught up in what we wish we were doing, or what we wish we were being used for, that we forget […]

Small Churches: A Priority

Small churches have tremendous impacts for the kingdom of God in their local communities and in other countries around the world.  Over five hundred of our member churches in LCMC have one hundred members or less.  These two facts are why serving, encouraging, and equipping the leaders and members of our small churches is one […]

8000 Promises

Did you know that there are over 8000 promises that God gives us in His Word?  And these aren’t just words of fluff or tall tales.  These are words that give life, words that will bring justice, words that may have happened already, and ultimately these are words that bring hope = a confident expectation of […]

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust

In 1882, Louisa Stead wrote the words to. “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” in the midst of personal tragedy. On a beautiful sunny day, Louisa Stead, her husband and daughter, Lily, decided to go on a picnic on the Long Island Sound. While enjoying their picnic, they heard a cry of a young […]


Feed LOVE!  This is the food collection theme for the foodbank this month as Valentine’s Day… the holiday of LOVE… is a primary focus!  I’d like our church to show Christ’s love to those dealing with food insecurity by FEEDING LOVE and providing comfort foods such as pastas, bread mixes, and hearty soups.  Bring these […]

Night of Worship & Prayer

1 Corinthians 14:26 Good Order in Worship 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. Recently we hosted a night of worship and prayer at Christ Lutheran […]

New wine or old?

New wine or old?      Angelita is a wonderful chutney maker. She loves experimenting with new recipes and ingredients. But when I want to taste the new batch, she will often say – “It’s OK if you can try it now but it’s not at its best. Just give it time to age and it […]

Perspective Changes Everything

Rebuilding the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of London in 1666 was a 40 year long project. The Cathedral architect, a young Christopher Wren, took 10 of those years to draw up all his designs and plans. One day he decided to go to the building site and walk anonymously among his […]

Happy 2022!

Happy 2022!  I don’t know if you feel the same but I’m thankful to look at 2021 in the rearview mirror!  But with all the challenges we faced, we know blessings were experienced time and again, and that the Lord’s mercies are indeed new EVERY MORNING, Great is HIS Faithfulness!!  So we can reflect on […]

Why Worship?

What is worship and why do we call singing worship instead of just… singing? There is really no place in the bible where a church met, sang a few songs, had announcements, the preacher preached a sermon and people got saved… Then everyone went home and did not return to church until the following week. […]