Martin Luther had one goal: peace with God. He didn’t find it in the holy relics and indulgences of the church or in life as an obedient monk. Luther discovered God’s treasure of truth buried under human laws and regulations. He discovered the Gospel in the Word of God. Luther took his stand on that Word, defying the highest authorities in the church and state. In so doing, he started the oldest continuing evangelical movement in history. This is Luther’s dramatic story. Come and join our Luther land group this Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
NALC Bishop here Sunday, Sept. 22
Bishop John Bradoski has served our North American Lutheran Church now for 8 years and I have been honored to call him my pastor. His faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to being his follower is an inspiration to many. Bishop John is retiring at the end of the month, so his presence at Black Forest is one of his last official acts as Bishop. I urge you to be here on Sunday, Sept. 22 and be inspired.
Ric Maxson Ordained
Many of you know Ric Maxson the stonemason who installed the stone slabs for our church patio and now expanding our Columbarium. You may not know that Ric graduated from seminary in his younger years but knew his calling was as a stonemason. Over the last several years, Ric has heard that many NALC congregations need a pastor but are not able to afford a full time one. Open to however the Lord may use him, Ric is willing to serve as a part-time pastor. Bishop John will be here to ordain Ric on Sept. 22, 10:30 service. I invite you to come and encourage Ric as he accepts the call to serve a small congregation in Canada.
Pastor Tsena Dinssa
Tsena Dinssa, our pastor in residence, will be going back to Ethiopia next week. He will return in 2 months.