July 15, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, If you go through the drive through at McDonalds, they have a number of things posted with days remaining to those events.  One makes me laugh.  An employee who is counting her days to retirement.  She has over a year to go, but...

July 8, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I hope you had a happy 4th of July weekend.  We had a very busy and crowded house in Lake Wildwood.  Both my daughters and their families came for the long weekend.  My sister-in-law also came along with my niece with her three...

July 1, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,  Well, they did it to me again.  Someone used my position to text and ask for a favor. Then they wanted you to respond to and purchase an Apple Gift Card.  Instead of meeting you , they would ask you to just give them the code on...

June 24, 2024

  On Saturday and Sunday, I was honored to provide the sermon at Worship. It was not a typical one. It was about Relationships, in particular with those we haven’t seen for awhile at St. John’s. It isn’t necessarily about seeing them at Worship, it’s about...

June 17, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,  Last Friday and Saturday, I attended the Northern Illinois Synod Assembly held at Augustana College.  To be honest, I don’t really do well at these types of events.  I think it really is the fear of the unknown. Will it be a place...

June 10, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,  Most of you know that we are housing three Pistol Shrimp players this year.  They were watching TV together, and of course it was a college baseball game.  I sat down and started watching it with them.  Okay, here comes the...