Category From The Pastor

From The Pastor’s Desk – May

As I write, we are in the process of approaching Confirmation Sunday, which will take place on May 5th, and four of our Confirmation Students will be standing up in front of the Congregation to become members of our church.…

From the Pastor’s Desk – April

This Easter, I hope we can all… Wait… what? I’m writing this for the Easter Lamplighter. What do you mean Easter is already OVER? We’re hopping into April and April Fool’s Day is gonna be a DOOZY because  this year…

From the Pastor’s Deck – March

A record-setting warm February is almost over, and I find myself a bit gloomy. Now, there are other reasons for this as well, but the weather certainly hasn’t helped. Wisconsinites are, of course, eternal optimists when it comes to the…

From the Pastor’s Desk – February

 If there is one word that I think can define how this last year went, it is music. In fact, I think it is bigger than that, so let me put it this way:  MUSIC!  The return of the choir…

From the Pastor’s Desk – January

 As we get into the New Year, it is always a time of preparation, of looking at the year to come and trying our best to make the best decisions for that year. Among those decisions will be the financial…

From the Pastor’s Desk – December

 Tis a Season!  I am writing this to you in preparation for Thanksgiving, but by the time this Lamplighter arrives, the church will be thinking Christmas, as the Sanctuary gets decorated and the snow starts to fall (again, we had…

From the Pastor’s Desk – November

So, a few weeks ago a church survey went out asking various questions about membership and attendance and what have you and, while not a lot of answers stuck out as particularly prevalent, one common thread showed up and showed…

From the Pastor’s Desk – October

 I know the kids in the congregation will hate me a little for saying this, but I’m kind of glad summer has finally come to an end.  In general, I always prefer the cool or the cold to heat. When…