February 20
Leviticus 9:7-10:20
Mark 4:26-5:20
Psalm 37:30-40
Proverbs 10:6-7 

February 21
Leviticus 11:1-12:8
Mark 5:21-43
Psalm 38:1-22
Proverbs 10:8-9 

February 22
Leviticus 13:1-59
Mark 6:1-29
Psalm 39:1-13
Proverbs 10:10 

February 23
Leviticus 14:1-57
Mark 6:30-56
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 10:11-12 

February 24
Leviticus 15:1-16:28
Mark 7:1-23
Psalm 40:11-17
Proverbs 10:13-14 

February 25
Leviticus 16:29-18:30
Mark 7:24-8:10
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 10:15-16 

February 26
Leviticus 19:1-20:21
Mark 8:11-38
Psalm 42:1-11
Proverbs 10:17 

February 27
Leviticus 20:22-22:16
Mark 9:1-29
Psalm 43:1-5
Proverbs 10:18 

February 28
Leviticus 22:17-23:44
Mark 9:30-10:12
Psalm 44:1-8
Proverbs 10:19

January 31
Exodus 12:14-13:16
Matthew 20:29-21:22
Psalm 25:16-22
Proverbs 6:12-15

February 1
Exodus 13:17-15:18
Matthew 21:23-46
Psalm 26:1-12
Proverbs 6:16-19 

February 2
Exodus 15:19-17:7
Matthew 22:1-33
Psalm 27:1-6
Proverbs 6:20-26 

February 3
Exodus 17:8-19:15
Matthew 22:34-23:12
Psalm 27:7-14
Proverbs 6:27-35 

February 4
Exodus 19:16-21:21
Matthew 23:13-39
Psalm 28:1-9
Proverbs 7:1-5 

February 5
Exodus 21:22-23:13
Matthew 24:1-28
Psalm 29:1-11
Proverbs 7:6-23 

February 6
Exodus 23:14-25:40
Matthew 24:29-51
Psalm 30:1-12
Proverbs 7:24-27 

February 7
Exodus 26:1-27:21
Matthew 25:1-30
Psalm 31:1-8
Proverbs 8:1-11 

February 8
Exodus 28:1-43
Matthew 25:31-26:13
Psalm 31:9-18
Proverbs 8:12-13 

February 9
Exodus 29:1-30:10
Matthew 26:14-46
Psalm 31:19-24
Proverbs 8:14-26 

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​Pastor's Page

I’m proud of the beautiful, life-affirming steps Crossroads and St. Paul’s continue to make.  It’s exciting to see new ministry come alive in Crossroads building, in early meetings of the executive committees being together, in the call process proceeding, and in our preparations for more and more life together.

Wow…this is a lot for just a couple of months of intentional life together.  These are moments to take some deep breaths around and celebrate.  These are also times to dig deeply into this new beginning and examine what is taking shape.  One of the things that I said throughout the fall in preparations for these days is that our work is just beginning.  I definitely see this here and now.  And I am profoundly excited to see the vision of this partnership becoming enfleshed.

Some of the hardest work of any deepening relationship is that this deepening calls for care around how we treat one another and the world around us.  In our scriptures in worship in January and February, we have read Paul’s letters to the early church in Corinth.  These passages show us how God calls us to relate to one another.  In short, Paul tells the church, both then and now, that we are in this life of faith together for the sake of Jesus’ work in the world.  In essence, none of what we do is only about us.  It’s also about how we can be the way God gets things done in the world for the sake of the community around us. 

In our partnership we will see ways that St. Paul’s and Crossroads do things that don’t make sense to one another, and we will also learn that the other congregation has some gifts to share that contribute to the betterment of the whole.  These learnings happen at the individual level as well.  In our discovering these things, and in the ways we will stumble every now and then, I ask you to remember that we are all on the same team in this new life together. 

Together, we are called to shine God’s grace and good news into the lives of our nearest neighbors, including one another.  This is the main goal of our individual lives of faith, and the main goal of our collective lives of faith, as two congregations and as one united partnership.  We are all in this together, for the sake of our neighbors, so that God’s life changing work can impact us and the world around us.

Perhaps because it’s February, I’m thinking about these things through the lens of love.  Not the sentimental romantic love of Valentine’s Day.  Rather, I think about faith, and our partnerships with one another, through the lens of God’s love for you and for me and for the entire world.  We have an enormous gift as these two churches to witness the power of love as revealed in and through Jesus to the world.  The power of God’s love calls us to see one another through this lens of love.

Later in February, as we continue to read about Paul’s words to the Corinthian church, we will hear a scripture that is often read at weddings.  Love is patient and kind, not arrogant, boastful or rude.  Love builds up and does not tear down.  With the love of Jesus as our model, I invite you to build one another up and support one another with patience and kindness.  Give one another the benefit of believing each other’s best intentions.  In the spirit of God’s love for the whole world, let us use our partnership as a way and a place to amplify Jesus’ love for one another and all of our neighbors.

God’s love is more than a feeling.  God’s love is action.  This love is meant to be shared and expressed and witnessed to in your life, in my life, and in our life together.  God’s love is expressed in our interactions with those we live with, and work with, and go to school with, and see when we run our everyday errands.  Living God’s love is an intentional choice we make, and I want us to make that intentional choice in this partnership, and in our everyday lives.

Maybe what I’m trying to say is simply this:  in the midst of this moment in St. Paul’s and Crossroads lives I believe God’s love calls us to treat one another well.  This treating one another well is hard work, especially as we embark on something new.  Sometimes the phrase “treating one another well” is too nebulous for me.  When this is true, I return again and again to a simple 3 word phrase I learned many years ago…”interact with respect.”                                                                 

I invite you to interact with respect…respect for one another; respect for our neighbors outside of the church; respect for this new life together; and, most importantly, respect for our God of love!

Pr. Adam

February 10
Exodus 30:11-31:18
Matthew 26:47-68
Psalm 32:1-11
Proverbs 8:27-32 

February 11
Exodus 32:1-33:23
Matthew 26:69-27:14
Psalm 33:1-11
Proverbs 8:33-36 

February 12
Exodus 34:1-35:9
Matthew 27:15-31
Psalm 33:12-22
Proverbs 9:1-6 

February 13
Exodus 35:10-36:38
Matthew 27:32-66
Psalm 34:1-10
Proverbs 9:7-8 

February 14
Exodus 37:1-38:31
Matthew 28:1-20
Psalm 34:11-22
Proverbs 9:9-10 

February 15
Exodus 39:1-40:38
Mark 1:1-28
Psalm 35:1-16
Proverbs 9:11-12 

February 16
Leviticus 1:1-3:17
Mark 1:29-2:12
Psalm 35:17-28
Proverbs 9:13-18 

February 17
Leviticus 4:1-5:19
Mark 2:13-3:6
Psalm 36:1-12
Proverbs 10:1-2 

February 18
Leviticus 6:1-7:27
Mark 3:7-30
Psalm 37:1-11
Proverbs 10:3-4 

February 19
Leviticus 7:28-9:6
Mark 3:31-4:25
Psalm 37:12-29
Proverbs 10:5 

2/10/19  - Bishop ELCA Upstate NY Synod

2/3/19 - Love

1/27/19 - You are a part of the body of Christ

1/13/19 - What Is Your Label?

1/6/19 - Light of Christ

12/24/18 - Christmas Eve

12/23/18 - Vicar Arends Christmas Pageant

12/16/18 - Advent 3 - Joy

12/9/18 - Christmas Is Coming

12/2/18 - Advent 1 - Are you ready for Christmas?

11/25/18 - What Is Truth

11/18/18 - Stones In Your Life

11/11/18 - Pastor Steve Biegner

11/4/18 - All Saints Day

10/28/18 - Communion..You Are Mine

10/21/18 - Feline Behavior Specialist

10/14/18 - Worry

10/7/18 - What Kind of Future

9/30/18 - Jesus Is Guiding Us

9/23/18 - Make your life count

9/16/18 - Tipping Point

9/9/18 - Healing Faith

9/2/18 - Why are you here?

8/19/18 - We Need Bread

8/5/18 - Change

7/29/18 - Miracles

7/22/18 - 23rd Psalm

7/15/18 - Love God. Love Neighbor.

7/8/18 - Neighborhood Food Drive

7/1/18 - Compassion & Mercy

6/24/18 - Lanny Repman

6/17/18 - We Walk by Faith

6/10/18 - Where Are You?

6/3/18 - Rule Keeper - Rule Bender

5/27/18 - Holy Trinity

​​5/20/18 - Penticost

5/13/18 - Unity

5/6/18 - Amazing Joy

4/29/18 - Love Never Fails

4/1/18 - Easter

3/25/18 - Palm Sunday

3/11/18 - Good News

3/4/18 - Rebuild This Temple

2/25/18 - Follow The Leader

2/18/18 - In The Wilderness

2/11/18 - Transfiguration Sunday

2/4/18 - How Are You Feeling?

1/28/18 - Trust God

1/21/18 - The Present Form is Passing Away

1/14/2018 - Come and See

1/7/18 - Epiphany - Happy New Year

12/24/17 - Christmas Eve

12/10/17 - Advent Week 2

12/3/17 - Advent Week 1

11/26/17 - What Are You Waiting For?

11/19/17 - Thanksgiving

11/12/17 - Stay Awake

11/5/17 - Blest Are They

10/29/17 - Reformation & Give Thanks

10/22/17 - Give To God What Is God's

10/15/17 - Rejoice

10/8/17 -Turn Our Existence Into Joy

10/1/17 - U-Turn

9/24/17 - Do You Compare?

9/17/17 - Forgive

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