As many of you have probably heard by now, God’s people at LifeBridge Community Lutheran Church in Sealy, Texas, have issued a Divine Call to me to serve as their pastor. They did this last Sunday, August 5.
Of course, I also continue to have my Divine Call to serve God’s people at St. Mark Lutheran Church & School in Houston, Texas.
These are both exciting ministries with wonderful people and Jen and I openly solicit your prayers, your thoughts and anything the Lord may be leading you to share with me.
Many thanks and blessings!
Join us for the biggest event of the year!
CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED! ALLELUIA!!
Ten years ago today I was installed at St. Mark.
What a blessing these people are!
On Saturday, March 12, twelve St. Mark volunteers went down to Casa de Oracion (a LINC Houston congregation) in Pasadena to join with another 80 or so volunteers across Houston to paint, organize, and otherwise better their campus and ministry. It was a fantastic time and we made some great progress there. There are some […]
by Trina Caudill ✠ SML Member and Volunteer I learned a lot today about Elijah Rising’s ministry at Kendleton Farms. I am intrigued by the history of the location itself–a history of freedom, safety, and opportunity–and I am inspired by Elijah Rising’s vision to provide these to women rescued from human trafficking. I was happy to […]
by Rita Schaller ✠ Member of the SML B.O.L.D. [“Building Outside our Local Domain”] Missions Team Our journey began when we were invited by Kevin Pieper and Catherine Weber from Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball to join them on their mission trip to Brownsville, Texas. Our group consisted of Chris Lorenzen; Jay and Mary Mattern […]
A report of our time with Casa de Oracion by SML Board of Director, Sam Martinez. This is set to be published as an upcoming “devoted” article.
A report on our Advent Conspiracy / Giving Tree efforts at St. Mark.
St. Mark Lutheran is now a strategic partner of the Freedom Church Alliance; a group of congregations in the Houston area, dedicated to the abolition of Sex Trafficking.
Some Community Needs & Service Opportunities:
Several items dealing with the SML MOST/CityServe Ministry.
Some important upcoming items:
- Follow-Up Meeting for MOST Ministry Leaders – Tuesday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. [<– This is different than originally scheduled!]
- Kevin Pieper from Salem Lutheran Church to speak at SML this Sunday, August 30, following late service. Lunch provided. In the “Parlor” [CR 161] across from the cafeteria.
- “Modern Day Slavery” [A.K.A. “Sex Trafficking”] the Sermon Topic this Sunday, August 30. Activities for children provided as topic is not suitable for them.
Some items to THANK and PRAISE the Lord for and to CELEBRATE!
- End of the Fiscal Year Gifts to MAM, LINC Houston, and Elijah Rising’s Kendleton Farms ventue.
- LINC Houston’s Glocal Mission Outreach Event on August 8.
- SML’s 2014 Rummage Sale
Report to the St. Mark Lutheran Board of Directors for their meeting on Sunday, August 16, 2015, from Pastor Scott Heitshusen.
Teams 03 (CAN) and 04 (BODY) are merging into one team: “BODY CAN!”