Posts Categorized: Pastor’s Desk

A Word from St. Paul

The theme of our Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year is ATHENS: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. To mark this special session, St. Paul will be “visiting” VBS from August 11 to 14, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. He sends us this message… Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to… Read more

God’s Work Our Hands Event on Sept. 8

Dear Friends in Christ, On Sunday, September 8, Two Steeples Lutheran Parish will join with churches throughout our ELCA for God’s Work Our Hands. This is our opportunity to reach out into our community and our world and be good neighbors. God’s Work Our Hands began as a church-wide event in 2013. Thousands of congregations… Read more

Called Out of Our Comfort Zone

Dear Friends in Christ, The season of Pentecost begins in our church year on Sunday, June 9, with the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples who were all gathered together in one place. Jesus had promised them that he would send them an advocate, a counselor, the presence of God… Read more

Our Path for Ministry

Dear Friends in Christ: We are the body of Christ together in this world, bearing the message of Jesus’ resurrection to all whom we encounter. As resurrection people we live in the hope of God’s promise of new life which calls us into a renewed vision for the future. As we look to the path… Read more

Embarking on a Journey Together

Dear Friends in Christ, We are pleased to be writing this letter as your Interim Pastors for this continuing time of transition at Two Steeples Lutheran Parish. This is a time when we embark on a journey together. It is a time to reflect on the ways you have lived out the mission of Christ… Read more

Blessings to You

Dear members of Two Steeples, When I came to our South-Central Synod of Wisconsin 10 years ago, I made myself available to help in congregations wherever my gifts and skills would be helpful within the Synod. They called on me in February of 2018 when Pastor Jeff left, and I responded to that call and… Read more

An Attitude of Gratitude

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of the partnership in the gospel from the first day until now being confident of this, that he who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion… Read more

Looking Both Ways

Happy New Year! The month of January gets its name from a Roman god named Janus who is most often pictured with two faces, one looking forward and the other one backward. According to tradition, Janus was the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, doorways, passages and endings. New Year’s Resolutions (if you make them) do… Read more

Doing the Groundwork

Friends, Confirmation, Reformation, All Saints Sunday! It is interesting to see how these are all related. Reformation pointed the way to freeing up the Word of God and paving the way toward the “priesthood of all believers.” It’s the “priesthood of all believers” that become the Saints of the Church, those now enjoying the fullness… Read more