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Thriving In the Dog Days of Summer

Thriving In the Dog Days of Summer

By Pastor Wayne Zschech Ever wonder why we call July and August the “dog days of summer?” I did, so I looked it up. According to Google “To the Greeks and Romans, the ‘dog days’ occurred around the day when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July....
“Indeed!”

“Indeed!”

Every Easter we open our celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord with the same proclamation. I boldly say, “He is risen!” to which the congregation enthusiastically responds, “He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” We do this three times. It reminds us of the three days...
“Indeed!”

Reclaiming the ‘E’ Word

By Pastor Wayne Zschech Evangelical. It means “good news bearing.” It’s also a part of our congregation’s name. Our official name is The EVANGELICAL (Good News Bearing) Lutheran Church of Our Savior. Evangelism is the practice bearing the good news of Jesus Christ to...
“2020 – A Good Year to Talk About Vision?”

“2020 – A Good Year to Talk About Vision?”

When the calendar year is 2020 the temptation to talk about having a “clear vision” of the future for the church is real, at least for me. That might make for a cute tagline but the truth is, having a clear vision for the church in our current time will be...
Baptismal Vows to Wedding Vows –A Promise Kept

Baptismal Vows to Wedding Vows –A Promise Kept

How are you at keeping promises? According to U.S. News approximately 80% of New Year resolutions fail by the second week of February. Hopefully we are better at keeping promises that have a greater impact on our lives than going to the gym or staying on the Keto...