We are God’s ambassadors and examples to the world of God’s grace, love, and forgiveness. That’s amazing – and terrifying! But through faith in Jesus, that’s what we are. And now that we have experienced that grace, love, and forgiveness, we get to share that with others, like traffickers, victims, ‘johns’,’ – all!
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.
“JOIN JESUS ON HIS MISSION” by Leading People to Jesus and Transforming lives with His love in the Gospel!
On Saturday, April 11, 2015, over 30 people from St. Mark, who want to make a difference in our community, came together for the initial kickoff of the outreach ministry as a part of the “Mission, Outreach, and Service Team” [i.e. “M.O.S.T.”] Ministry!
Here is some initial information about that kickoff event and the ministry.
I think that sometimes our relationship with the Lord is as rocky as that between Congress and the President – barely tolerable. To deliver the State of the Union address, the Congress invites [by necessity as the President is not otherwise allowed there during his time in office] the President to come to the Capital […]
If a Christian is not comfortable living His faith or having people know about it, how miserable will “paradise” be for them for eternity? As Christians, we look forward to praising the Lord and being forever devoted to Him! Let’s start here and now with this honor and privilege! Embarrassed living as a Christian?Don’t want […]
Safety, comfort, ease, desire, acceptance: not promised to those God calls 2 follow Him. But having Jesus, is EVERYTHING! “THANK YOU, LORD!”— Scott E. Heitshusen (@scottheitshusen) January 17, 2015
In our baptism, our old, sinful self (our “Old Adam”) is drowned. We are then justified and forgiven (becoming a “New Man”). Each day we are called to relive our baptism by drowning the Old Adam and bringing forth the New Man. So how do we tell which is live? Simple. When we sin, we […]
This Sunday, January 11, is “The Baptism of our Lord” on the liturgical calendar. I will have the honor and privilege to baptize a Chinese mother and father and their 6 month old son. Baptisms are easily the favorite part of my profession! To be the instrument God uses to adopt someone into His family, […]
Fearful of the New Year and what it brings with it? If you believe in Jesus, remember what drives out fear: “perfect love” and that is, God! “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” ~1 John 4:18 “God is love.” ~1 John 4:8 Dr. Martin Luther explains it in this […]
Our Faith is evidenced through our anxious willingness to go where God desires, even when we know afflictions await us; not through God granting what we want, when we want, and in the way we want. Jesus’ Messiahship is evidenced through His anxious willingness to go where His Father desired, even though He knew the […]
We are blessed to go the the Lord’s House this morning and worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ! Well, “house” may not be entirely accurate. We will be traveling about 2 hours (each way) to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ as the Lord’s tree. More precisely (if memory serves), it […]
This Sunday, May 23, St. Mark will celebrate the countless volunteers who serve the Lord by serving His people at St. Mark. Come and celebrate with us!
Twenty years ago today, I proposed to my beautiful bride atop of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. At the time I was still studying to be a DCE and had not decided to be a pastor. But we had the opportunity to meet in St. Louis that last weekend in March, 1990. I hitched a […]