Walk to Be Heard

(NOTE: I wrote the first half of a great blog last week. I know this, because I remember saying, "This is going to be a great blog." I have no reason to think that the second half would not be equally great. Unfortunately, this all happened within a dream, and the text and subject matter of the blog vanished into the darkness when I awoke. Please offer a brief prayer for the literary brilliance we will never see.) It is time to move onward. This has already been, and will continue to be, a week of movement. On Saturday there was the March For Our Lives, the latest in a growing list of marches. I'm not sure how much walking actually gets done when there are a couple hundred thousand people ar

You Are Invited

Lent is over, Palm Sunday is upon us, and you are invited into the Paschal mystery. The mystery of faith, the mystery of life and death, and the mystery that defines who we are and what we do. Without this mystery, without the sorrow and joy, the life and death, we are not able to reach into the Scriptures and seek out the one true God calling each and everyone of us by name into the same death suffered by Christ, starting with his triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey through the betrayal on Maundy Thursday and the death remembered on Good Friday and the long night of Saturday that brings us into the glory of Easter morning’s alleluias sung. Please join us and be filled wi

A World Full of Color

God created a world full of color. The first mention of color in the Bible is a reference to "every green plant" in Genesis 1: 30. But before that there are references to the seas, the sky, birds, cattle, wild animals, fish, and trees with fruit, I can't believe that these things were created in a colorless void. Simply because there is no mention of the Wizard of Oz moment when everything is suddenly colorful. No, I believe that God created a world full of color. God gave us a rainbow of colors as a sign of the "covenant between me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13) Colors have always had meaning. Yellow is associated with illness. Brown with earth. Green with food and life. Red, and variations

Regrets?

Have you ever seen that meme with Father Schober and the crucifix from IKEA? Anyone who has shopped at IKEA and purchased just about anything can sympathize with the buyers remorse as you start putting your new furniture together. In the case of our poor priest friend, his remorse comes when he has to affix the figurine of Jesus to his new crucifix. While this humor may not be for everyone, it does talk about regret. I think sometimes regret tends to overcome many of us, sometimes crippling us and preventing us from living fully into the joy and beauty of the world around us. In fact, some people tell you that regret is just part of life. And after all we get only one decision that could pot

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St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve

 

1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623  office@ststeph.org

As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.

 

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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623 office@ststeph.org

 

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.

 

 

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