Pastors' Blog

History of the Reformation in 550 words

Martin Luther had no idea that his hammer would get the attention of people around the world. He did not imagine that he was initiating the “Reformation.” Yet this monk, with a gnawing need for God's forgiveness, went on to stand up to emperor and pope in the name of the Gospel of Christ, whose free forgiveness is the keystone of the Church.

The Festival of Pentecost

Pentecost Day is the famous event of the tongues of fire and speaking in languages. But those things aren’t the true gift of Pentecost. The true gift of the Holy Spirit happens every day.

The church season of Easter

On Easter Day, we celebrate the astonishing, miraculous resurrection of Jesus, an event that changed the course of history. Yet the whole redemptive work, not only the one phase of the resurrection, is the object of Easter’s celebration.

Worship preview for Holy Week

On Maundy Thursday, the church recalls the events of Jesus’ life the day before he was crucified. This includes Jesus washing his disciples’ feet and the institution of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday is the most solemn of all days in the Christian church year. But the English title Good Friday reflects the joy of Christ’s completed act of redemption.