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September 15, 2016

What’s Next for St. Paul?

Join us on Tuesday September 20th at 7pm, downtown at our Liberty Campus for a Congregation Meeting. We will discuss the Road Ahead Update and look at how far we’ve come over the past year and where we are headed.

May 20, 2014

Building Committee Report – May 2014

At the congregation meeting on May 20, the Building Committee gave a report on the status of their work. You can see a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation here. The committee reported that the remodeling at the school site was proceeding as planned (some concept drawings included), and that the plans for remodeling downtown were […]

February 21, 2014

Finding a Deeper Longing

Philippians 4:12 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” I have longed for so many things. And wishing for things, I have often made myself unhappy. Watching the cold grey clouds, […]

February 13, 2014

I Have a Feeling We’re Not In Farmville Anymore

I’ve never played Farmville, a game that used to be an obsession of all my FaceBook friends. But I did once preach a sermon that focused on Farmville, and when I ran across it the other day I decided I’d share a few of the thoughts from that sermon that still resonate with me today. […]

February 10, 2014


  Deuteronomy 30:15-20 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in […]

February 10, 2014

Distorted Images

Have you ever noticed how a photograph taken from an unusual angle or with a strange lens can cause you to see a subject in a whole new light? Well, I hope a recent bit of tech news might do that for you today. A Vietnamese programmer wrote a phone app that was a huge […]

February 7, 2014

How Many Families Make a Church?

The year was 1849. There were only twelve Lutheran families gathering for worship in Saginaw, Michigan. Pastor Sievers from Bay City (St. Paul, Frankenlust) had been traveling up the river to preach for them, holding services in private homes. Twelve families is not a lot. But one of the laymen, a Mr. Geuder, proposed that […]

January 23, 2014

One Weird Trick

What’s up with this “one weird trick” thing? These ads keep popping up on the websites I visit. One weird trick that an Ann Arbor mom has learned to having amazingly white teeth. One weird trick another Ann Arbor mom has learned for losing weight. One weird trick for investing – a weird trick for […]

January 22, 2014

The Law of Large Numbers

I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Genesis 22:17 You probably use a really large number, or at least the name for one, every single day. Did you realize that’s where the inventors of Google got the name? […]

December 30, 2013

A Musty Old Sermon

I have never posted one of my sermons on the internet before. (At least, not to my recollection.) But I was thinking of what to do for next Sunday’s sermon, and I checked to see what I had preached about before. I often do that to see what ideas I’ve already used up. Anyway, I […]

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