Senior Pastor Call Committee Update

Posted by Teresa Gresham on

Prayer Vigil Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:15 to 6:45 pm in the Sanctuary  A time set aside to prepare our hearts and to ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance and covering Senior Pastor Call Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary Sanctuary doors will be closed during...

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Tags: call committee, call process, church council, senior pastor

Transition Guidance and Prayers

Posted by Jim Knuth on

While it has been a year since I needed to move near my daughters for health reasons, I dearly miss and remember the relationships with RLC people for whom I loved and felt blessed. It was a joy to be a part of a team that served so willingly and fully. You now face a new time and a challenge...

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Tags: call, transition

The Ministry of Music in Worship

Posted by Bob Unger on

All of our lives, everything we do, can be an act of worship in response to God’s Love for us in Christ. For Lutherans, corporate worship is not simply a pleasant option; it is the indispensible and central work of the gathered Christian community from which all other facets of the...

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Tags: music, choir, handbells

Seeds of Faith

Posted by Christopher Reed on

While the heat of the day has driven most of us indoors for the better part of the day, my garden is loving it. Last month’s tomato and okra babies are today’s tomato and okra teenagers. A few of them are already beginning to blossom. Hopefully ‘gumbo-thirty’ is just...

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Tags: seedsm faith

Period of Transition

Posted by Bob Unger on

Psalm 133:1How good and pleasant it is when God’s People live together in unity! The Psalm-writer expresses, in this very clear statement, the desire God has for each of us in our relationships – in our families, and in our church family; and in our spheres of influence in this...

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Tags: transition

From Pastor Jon

Posted by Jon Richter on

On Easter Sunday, we had a wonderful time of celebration! With the voices of our Sanctuary Choir, Heavenly Handbells, Reign, Celebration Singers, Resurrection Brass Ensemble, organ and other instrumentalists — all were added to our voices from the congregation — we praised Our...

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Holy Week

Posted by Bob Unger on

No other week in the Church Year has so strong an aura of special devotion inherent in it than Holy Week. The eight days from Palm/Passion Sunday to Easter Sunday immerse us in the central mystery of God’s Work of Salvation through the Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus...

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Tags: ash wednesday, easter, good friday, holy week, palm sunday, worship

He IS!

Posted by Deb Oesterling on

Three years ago, I attended a Via de Cristo faith building weekend at Camp Agape in Fuquay-Varina. During one of our evening sessions, a guest pastor asked the group to fill in the end of this statement: God is … Answers quickly popped from around the room - faithful, loving...

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Tags: blind, via de cristo

Still On Our Journey

Posted by Jon Richter on

We are still on our journey, aren’t we? I am so blessed that Our Lord has put us together! As you know, Ellen and I just moved to Garner from South Carolina in June 2018, and now – instead of being “retired” – I am busier than ever. The gracious welcome I have...

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A Blessed New Year!

Posted by Bob Unger on

Through the year God has cared for us, His people.God’s Love is guaranteed.His Promise and Salvation remain forever.We are assured that the passing of time, even the very end of time, cannot separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus. The Church’s year started with the...

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Tags: epiphany, new year

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