PASTOR’S PEN
 

Reclaiming Jesus

It is Wednesday night, April 4, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I watched the news a little while ago and the News Hour showed some clips of some of his greatest speeches and sermons. Once again I felt challenged but also saddened by our current situation with a resurgence of white nationalism and racial bigotry in our nation. Dr. King said, “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.”
 
As the Church it is our job to be the conscience of the state, the city, the community. Recently, a group of Church leaders, pastors, priests, Bishops, and professors from all over the country, representing most of the major denominations, gathered together to pray and share their … 

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It is Holy Week

It is Holy Week and we have services today (Thursday evening), Friday, and of course Easter Sunday. We do this every year — commemorate the Last Supper, arrest, trial, torture, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We do this because it is central to our faith and remembering every year is part of the path of our spiritual lives.Depending on what is happening in our lives and …

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Pastor Steve Lundin