All Things Possible

October 9th, 2015

Dear Disciples of Jesus at American Lutheran,

In the Gospel for Sunday a rich man’s wealth gets in the way of his relationship with God and generosity to others. That still happens today when we care more about our stuff than our faith. But there are other things that can also get in the way of our relationship with God: negative self-talk, unwillingness to trust, not believing that anything can change.

What keeps you from living the abundant life Jesus came to bring? Join your sisters and brothers in Christ this Sunday at 10am, as we are reminded of Jesus’ love and acceptance which make “all things possible” by God’s grace.

See you in church,
Pastor Gretchen

Like Branches Connected to a Vine

April 30th, 2015

Dear Disciples of Jesus at American Lutheran,

We know that love is at the heart of our Christian faith. We also know how hard it is to love our neighbors as ourselves. It’s especially hard when those neighbors don’t think and act like we do. Simply put we are not capable of loving as Christ has loved us. But because we are connected to Christ, like branches connected to a vine, we can do what God calls us to do: bear the good fruit of love to all people.

See you in church,

Pastor Gretchen