Dr. Gary Locklair to present at Hope

by Pastor Locklair

Join us at Hope on Saturday July 20th at 1pm for a presentation by Dr. Gary Locklair of Concordia University Wisconsin: Creation is Reasonable “Four evidences that argue powerfully for God’s creative activity.” Is it reasonable to believe that the universe is the result of a special creative act of God? Is it reasonable to […]

Lent

by Pastor Locklair

During the season of Lent the Church Year takes on a particular focus. This focus is on our Savior’s death. This is, of course, always a focus of the Church, but we particularly focus on Jesus’ suffering during this season. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. On Ash Wednesday we begin a forty day […]

Pastor’s Report for the 2019 Annual Meeting

by Pastor Locklair

“For in this hope we were saved…”(Romans 8:24)              It is a question found in many churches today. It is a question which is found in large congregations, medium congregations, and small congregations alike. It is a question which has been asked at the synodical level and the congregational level. “Can we sustain our church […]

Pastor’s Message for 2018 Annual Meeting

by Pastor Locklair

On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod… Last year we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. This year we celebrate another significant anniversary. 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. In 1917, the Norwegian Synod had 351 pastors, 986 […]

Thy Will Be Done – Pastor’s Tidings of Hope for August 2017

by Pastor Locklair

In the first petition, we ask God that He would hallow His name among us, which means that He would preserve among us the pure doctrine of Scripture, and that as bearers of Christ’s name, Christians, we would live holy lives to His honor and glory. In the second petition, we ask that God would […]

You Are Consecrated By the Holy Spirit (Easter 7 – 2017)

by Pastor Locklair

Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 10:1-9 1 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, “Has not the LORD anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the LORD and you will save them from the […]

March Tidings of Hope (The Person and Work of the Christ)

by Pastor Locklair

Lent has begun. While we repent of our sins and ponder Christ’s suffering and death all year round, we especially emphasize these things this time of year. So it is fitting that we have arrived at the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed in our walk through Luther’s Small Catechism. All the six chief parts […]

God Preserves Us In The New Year – February Tidings of Hope

by Pastor Locklair

Since I did not write an article for the January newsletter, I’ll say it now, “Happy New Year!” It is another year under God’s grace. Continuing the “Catechism” theme I have been using for my newsletter articles of late, it is fitting to focus on the First Article of the Creed this month. I believe […]