Moments of Joy

Back in July, members of Orfordville Lutheran got together for a family fun event to play bocce ball, swim in the pool, laugh together, and, of course, to eat food. It was one of my favorite moments of the summer. Summer can be a time for friends, families, and communities…

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Words of Blessing

When did you last receive a word of blessing? When did you last give one? As a new pastor, I am often asked to offer words of blessing over food or an event or a person. A few weekends ago, for example, I said a prayer of blessing for a…

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Spoke Folk to Perform in Orfordville!

Spoke Folk, a 12-day Christian biking music ministry tour group, will perform a concert at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Purdy Park, 100 W. Church Street, Orfordville, Wisconsin, as a part of a seven concert tour in Wisconsin. The group of teens and adults will present an…

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Building Community Across Generations

Relationships across different generations are important in the church and in our communities. Increasingly, however, it seems like there are fewer opportunities for people of different ages to spend time together. Our communities can become segregated by age when our kids are in school and our elderly are in retirement…

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Remember that We are Dust

Wednesday, February 18th is Ash Wednesday for many Christians around the world, so you may see people walking around with black crosses drawn on their foreheads. It’s a day when we remember that we are dust and to dust we shall return. In one of the great ironies of our…

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Prayer and Community

In my experience, there’s more interest and curiosity about prayer than there are about other aspects of the life of faith. Compared to mysterious rituals or seemingly dusty dogmas, maybe it’s that prayer feels more accessible or personal. Maybe it’s that we all have moments where we just want to…

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