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October 29th

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Date October 29, 2017 October 29, 2017 Time 8:30 AM 10:45 AM Acolyte Emma Purdy Lindsey Moseley Communion  Prep Roger & Sheila Skone Ruth Pechauer Assisting Minister Fred Halberg Ruth Pechauer Communion Asst 1 Deb Spivey Dan Duncan Communion Asst 2 David Harris Mary Sommerfeld Greeters David Harris Elaine Ogren … Read More

Ashes of Repentance

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GRACE TO YOU AND PEACE, FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS THE CHRIST. What will I see and what will I wear. What will I see when I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror of the world? A nine year old … Read More

A Resolution In Support of Peace and Wellness

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Pastors of the South Central Conference had a conversation about resolutions for our upcoming assembly meeting. There was an expressed desire to address the issue of gun violence in some way, which led to the drafting the resolution below. It’s too late for this congregation to submit it without a … Read More

The Price We Pay

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Freedom is not free. Liberties have costs. Economists calculate the cost of decisions in terms of the trade-offs we make, and there’s one cost we need to consider. What is the cost of our right to keep and bear arms? What is the price or the tax that this liberty … Read More

Changing the feel, change the real?

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  Some of us learn at a very young age, that you can add or change just a couple of words in a song to give it some edge, or drama, or context specificity.  Consider the end-of-verse add-ons to Christmas-y songs like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” or even old … Read More

Christian Citizenship

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Back in the 1950s the Reverend Otto Schmidt used to tell new residents to the Como Park  neighborhood that they needed to do three things: join a church,  join a civic group (like the Lions or Rotary or Kiwanis) and join a political party. This was how Christians could live … Read More

Welcome

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August 29, 2012 There have been lots of introductions (and some second introductions) this first week of internship!  The members of Como Park Lutheran Church have welcomed me with bright smiles, healthy curiosity, and kind wishes.  This pleases me, but does not surprise me.  You see, a few common phrases … Read More

The War Against Religion

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I spent some time this week looking for the war on religion in America. I found cities opposing the construction of mosques, a few instances of what seem like prejudicial zoning practices by different municipalities against churches, restrictions on the use of mind altering drugs and animal sacrifice, but nothing … Read More

You guys get it

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“Every occupation has its own honor before God, as well as its own requirements and duties.”  – Martin Luther (LW 46:246) The faith community that is Como Park Lutheran understands this line from Martin Luther and truly lives it out!  I have come to know this over the past year … Read More

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