A Time for Rest & Fun

We’ve had warmer weather here in Iowa. It feels great! I’m looking forward to summer again. We’ve celebrated Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Graduation is upon us and following that, another program year in my ministry will be finished. It’s been a busy year. This summer also marks something of a milestone. Susan and I … Read more

Everyday Blessings

I had hoped this past summer would be a time for rest and recuperation. I was wrong. This was a very busy and energetic summer. Life can certainly get very busy and chaotic. Many things happened this summer that were totally unexpected. But life can be that way. Anything can come at us out of … Read more

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Hallelujah!

This has been the joyous cry of Christians for centuries. But what does it mean? The Scriptures tell us on Easter Sunday following the Lord Jesus’ crucifixion and death the previous Friday, He was raised back to life. He was resurrected. He walked out of His tomb. A group of women, who believed the Lord … Read more

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