The Season of Lent 2022

Ash Wednesday begins the holy season of Lent. The date is March 2nd. Lent is a special time in the church year that affords Christians as well as all people the opportunity to reflect upon our lives. We live in perilous times. Everything seems so uncertain. Inflation is high which makes the cost of everything we need more … Read more

From the Pastor’s Desk

My congregation in Greenfield, Iowa – Immanuel Lutheran Church – is beginning to ramp up to celebrate her 150th anniversary in 2024. Chartered in 1874, the congregation became a member of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. She has remained a faithful congregation of the synod during her entire history. We rejoice for the thousands … Read more

Christmas Joy in 2022

The Scriptures have this amazing exhortation. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1Thessalonians 5:16-18 This Christmas season just past was a very joyous Christmas for my family and me. I found myself many times throughout the season giving thanks to our Lord … Read more

From the Pastor’s Desk

Typically, folks think of a pastor’s study as being a rather elegant and dignified office with the walls lined with heavy and cumbersome theological books. My office is not that way at all. It’s more of a workshop. It’s full of books, pictures, tools, technical stuff, computer gear, and my little video studio I use all … Read more