Archive for the 'From the Pastor' Category

Pastors Ponderings – January 2018

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! My sainted SC Dutch (Deutsch) Fork grandmother used to refer to the 6th of January as Old Christmas. Now that — probably unbeknown to her — goes way, way back in Christian history before 25 December was on the calendar as Christmas […]

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Good Stewardship–Time to Declutter

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

“For everything there is a season… a time to keep, and a time to throw away.” Ecclesiastes 3:6 Have you read this before in the Bible? Umm… even directions about what to do with your “STUFF” is found in the Holy Bible. Think of your home, your workshop, your automobile, your workplace. Life gets so […]

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

…an idea for consideration in reference to the Stewardship (responsible use) of our time Are you looking for company? Are you looking for encouragement? Are you looking to encourage others?  What kind of activities fill your week? Beginning in September, you are invited to come to family night at Redeemer. We will begin this September […]

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God’s work, our hands

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

As part of the SC Synod of the ELCA our four missional priorities guide us to… BE equipped in order to engage in our community Deepen Discipleship Address issues of education in our community Address issues of poverty in our community Our Mission Statement keeps us focused: In response to the overflowing love of God, […]

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A Reformation Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

In this month we celebrate Thanksgiving. I suggest we give thanks to God for all God has accomplished through the ministry here at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greer, SC. Surely we give thanks every  time we remember the church where God has placed each of us. Still, as you pray each day, I am asking […]

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From the Pastor’s Heart

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Who are we? Suppose a person knows you worship with our church family at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Now suppose this person stops you and asks this question: I’m looking for a church home and would like to know about your church. For what purpose do y’all exist? Now I can only imagine the answers that […]

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From the Pastor’s Heart – Heading to Easter

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Here we are in the midst of Lent; a time of fasting, reflection, and meditation for some.  We look towards Easter when we will once again celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.  But wait… remember that we first have to go thru the Three Days; strange for many people who don’t understand the tradition.  For […]

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Here we are at the beginning again

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Another year… Another Advent. We know Christmas is near. And so we wait…. Advent is a time for Christians to focus on the coming of Christ. We once again hear the words of John the Baptist, “… Repent … Prepare the way of the Lord…” (Matt 3:2-3).

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Come Holy Spirit. Fall fresh on me.

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Greetings everyone. We have now entered the longest season of the church year–Pentecost, a time for emphasizing our focus on the Holy Spirit’s presence in the heart, mind, and soul of every believer. As we begin another season of Pentecost, let us look with fresh eyes, fresh hearts, fresh minds, and fresh souls. Whether we […]

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