April 11
Joshua 3:1-4:24
Luke 14:7-35
Psalm 80:1-19
Proverbs 12:27-28 

April 12
Joshua 5:1-7:15
Luke 15:1-32
Psalm 81:1-16
Proverbs 13:1 

April 13
Joshua 7:16-9:2
Luke 16:1-18
Psalm 82:1-8
Proverbs 13:2-3 

April 14
Joshua 9:3-10:43
Luke 16:19-17:10
Psalm 83:1-18
Proverbs 13:4 

April 15
Joshua 11:1-12:24
Luke 17:11-37
Psalm 84:1-12
Proverbs 13:5-6 

April 16
Joshua 13:1-14:15
Luke 18:1-17
Psalm 85:1-13
Proverbs 13:7-8 

April 17
Joshua 15:1-63
Luke 18:18-43
Psalm 86:1-17
Proverbs 13:9-10 

April 18
Joshua 16:1-18:28
Luke 19:1-27
Psalm 87:1-7
Proverbs 13:11 

April 19
Joshua 19:1-20:9
Luke 19:28-48
Psalm 88:1-18
Proverbs 13:12-14 

April 20
Joshua 21:1-22:20
Luke 20:1-26
Psalm 89:1-13
Proverbs 13:15-16 

​Pastor's Page

Read the Bible in a year

We proclaimed these words to one another on April first, Easter Day.  And we will continue to proclaim them until the Day of Pentecost.  These 50 days of celebration can remind us and teach us again and again of the essence and heart of our faith.

Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

On Easter morning we entered Jesus’ tomb and saw that it was empty.  Jesus’ body was not there.  A young man told the three women (and all of us) that Jesus is alive, and has gone to meet them and us.  As you think about your faith, how does it impact you?  I strongly believe that Jesus and faith in him is most important for our lives away from church.  Look at Vicar Adam’s article in this month’s newsletter for a reminder and inspiration about Jesus’ coming to meet us at home.

Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

If we meet Jesus out there in the world, then why be here, why come to worship and education and the other things offered in Christian community?  In short, we gather to discover and learn who we are looking for in the world.  Each week, in worship we sing about and pray to and unpack a little bit about Jesus as our God in the flesh.  We gather for inspiration and information so that we can know who and what to look for.  How will we know it’s Jesus’ presence at home or elsewhere in the world if we don’t know what Jesus is like or all about?

Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

Easter is a celebratory time, and we need to celebrate with one another.  I celebrate that Ilya Svec received a scholarship from the St. John’s Home for Children Board and will be honored at the Lutheran Charities banquet later this month.  I celebrate that we’ve raised over $600 towards educating young people around the world through ELCA World Hunger as part of our special Easter offerings.  I celebrate the regular, ongoing work that we do as individuals and as a community to care for our neighbors near and far.  

Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

I celebrate the ways that we gathered throughout Holy Week in worship.  We began with a Palm/Passion Sunday reading of Mark’s account of Jesus’ last week.  We worshipped with St. Paul on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with a potluck meal and stripping of the altar on Thursday and two meaningful opportunities to dwell in the mystery of the cross at St. Paul on Friday.  We moved from Good Friday fear to Easter hope with the Vigil of Easter on Saturday, topped off with dinner, chocolate, and a toast.  And on Easter morning, we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord with joy and hope.  Thank you for worshiping this Holy Week, and a special thank you to those who helped with worship leadership, coordination, and meal preparations and serving.  I appreciate all of the work done by so many of you.

Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

Finally, in this Easter season, worship on both Saturdays and Sundays will have time for you to share your hopes and joys and fears and sorrows.  Each week, during the sermon time, you will be asked your perspective through some questions related to the Scriptures for that day and who we are as a faith community.  I hope you will engage prayerfully and deeply as we intentionally journey into the future.  These are important times in our community, filled with the emotions of Holy Week—namely fear and hope.  The events of Holy Week, and the good news of the empty tomb and Jesus’ resurrection, allow us to proclaim, in the midst of our fears and hopes:

​Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!
Pastor Adam

April 21
Joshua 22:21-23:16
Luke 20:27-47
Psalm 89:14-37
Proverbs 13:17-19 

April 22
Joshua 24:1-33
Luke 21:1-28
Psalm 89:38-52
Proverbs 13:20-23 

April 23
Judges 1:1-2:9
Luke 21:29-22:13
Psalm 90:1-91:16
Proverbs 13:24-25 

April 24
Judges 2:10-3:31
Luke 22:14-34
Psalm 92:1-93:5
Proverbs 14:1-2 

April 25
Judges 4:1-5:31
Luke 22:35-53
Psalm 94:1-23
Proverbs 14:3-4 

April 26
Judges 6:1-40
Luke 22:54-23:12
Psalm 95:1-96:13
Proverbs 14:5-6 

April 27
Judges 7:1-8:17
Luke 23:13-43
Psalm 97:1-98:9
Proverbs 14:7-8 

April 28
Judges 8:18-9:21
Luke 23:44-24:12
Psalm 99:1-9
Proverbs 14:9-10 

April 29
Judges 9:22-10:18
Luke 24:13-53
Psalm 100:1-5
Proverbs 14:11-12 

April 30
Judges 11:1-12:15
John 1:1-28
Psalm 101:1-8
Proverbs 14:13-14