Confirmation 2017

We celebrated a Baptism along with the rite of Confirmation on May 28.  Rejoicing in God’s great gifts!

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Kapelle – Concordia University Chicago

On Sunday, March 5th we will be blessed to host Concordia Chicago’s touring choir, the Kapelle, as part of our district’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  On Sunday evening, they will perform a choral concert based on the theme “No Greater Love”, 7pm at Leon Hall on the campus of Adams State University.  A dessert reception will follow at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alamosa, CO.

Thank you to everyone helping to host the singers and provide them with a warm welcome!

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Reading through the Bible

With a new church year beginning last Sunday with Advent, Pastor is encouraging us to read through the entire Bible in one year.  It was the Synod’s recommendation during convention this past summer that all congregations try to do this in observation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Be in the Word!  Above, you will find a tab for the weekly readings and corresponding questions to help you think about what you’re reading, and help you prepare for discussions in adult Sunday School (9am Sunday mornings in the church basement).

Blessings!

Christmas Trees

Many thanks to those who helped provide our Christmas trees this year!  It was a beautiful day up in the mountains.

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God. – Ps. 90:1-2

Reformation Fun Run

The Youth helped clean up the mesa at the FARM river property last Saturday in preparation for the Reformation Fun Run.  (See additional photos on the Youth page)

We had a handful of participants for the 1.5 mi. course, which you could repeat for a full 5K. (Go, Pastor!)

It was a blessed evening of fellowship, fire, stars and exercise.  Way to go!

Creation Care

We were recently blessed to have Dr. Charles Arand from St. Louis Seminary with us last Saturday, for a presentation on Creation.  Some thoughts from his lecture were:

Read the Bible outside!  Especially the Old Testament, where there are so many references to animals and nature.

Consider the reality of the Creator and the Creature.  We are His creatures, living together with all of his creatures.  Knowing who the Creator is makes all the difference in our wonder at the beauty and marvels we see around us.

Include Creation in the story of salvation. Heaven includes the New Creation.

We are living in the dawn of the  New Creation … right now, since Christ came into the world, he created faith in our hearts, and Jesus is with us.

God sustains all of life, all of creation, all of the time.