10th Sunday after Pentecost, August 17, 2014; Year A
Isaiah 56.1-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15.10-28
Pastor Renee Splichal Larson
Grace and peace to you from the One who is merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy,” Jesus teaches his disciples in Matthew, chapter 5, verse 7. Here in chapter 15 of our Gospel reading we meet a woman who cries out to Jesus for mercy... more»
Sunday, September 7th will be a big day at Heart River Lutheran Church! We will be celebrating with the rest of the ELCA (10,000+) congregations, “God’s Work. Our Hands.” God works through each of us always, and together through us, God does marvelous and mighty things. 2014 is also a special year for us…we are celebrating 30 years of ministry, 30 years of God working through Heart River Lutheran Church to share the good news of God in Christ Jesus through Word and... more»
August 3, 2014
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Shera Nesheim, Diaconal Minister
How many of you have ever been HANGRY? You know, like the Snickers commercials?
Do you know what I mean? So hungry that you’re angry?
I think it started around the time I was pregnant with Hannah, and now, if you catch me overly hungry … I may have a case of the hangries. You know that deep hungry feeling, in the pit of your stomach? When your stomach twists and growls with emptiness? When you... more»
7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 27, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52
I can remember, when I was young teenager, occasionally assessing my chances at getting others to think I was cool. For example, I remember one time a family friend gave me a pair of hand-me-down jeans. They were different from anything I’d had before. There was probably a name for them, but I don’t have any idea what it was. The pant legs were very wide. I guess it was like a bell-bottom, except that... more»