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Rest – Come to Me

Rest Listen to this devotion: [Jesus said] Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 President Abraham Lincoln once described how tired he felt. “Nothing could touch the tired spot within,” he said, “which was all tired.” None of us has ever faced what President […]

Baptism for Infants

Hi Melissa, Again, congratulations on your new little precious girls, what an amazing gift! I was excited to hear the news. I pray that my mentioning baptism is not too strange. As I study God’s Word, I keep seeing it come up. What blessings the Lord connects with baptism. However, it is important to also […]

Plan for Worship at St. Peter’s

Return to Worship – COVID-19 Guidelines for St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Monticello May 29, 2020 Dear Member and Friends of St. Peter’s, As members of the body of Christ, I pray Jesus has continued to fill you with his peace and the certainty of salvation and eternal life. The Apostle Paul lifts us with […]

7th Sunday of Easter Readings

Jesus Lives to Assure Us of His Abiding Presence! Live in eager expectation of glory! That glory is not dimmed by earthly suffering; rather, such suffering reminds us of the glory that awaits us. First the cross; then the crown. Our light and momentary troubles cannot mute the joy of living in eager expectation of […]

St. Peter’s & COVID-19 Update to Worship

St. Peter’s & COVID-19 Update to Worship Dear friends, What a strange time it is that we are living in! So many updates, scary information, isolation, fear, uncertainty. At this time when many of us might have been filling in our brackets for March Madness, instead, we are wondering when life will go back to […]

Listen to the Shepherd’s Voice – Follow

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life. John 10:27-28b Listen to the Shepherd’s Voice – Follow Have you noticed how many people think of God as a driver of the sheep. What I mean is this, they describe God as a hard God only […]