From Pastor: COVID Vaccines, Mandates, and Conscience

Dear Friends in Christ, Governor Pritzker and other authorities have mandated that all students, staff, and faculty at the U of I, as well as people in certain other fields and industries, should be vaccinated against COVID-19. As your pastor and a shepherd of your souls, I have a word of exhortation and encouragement fromContinue reading “From Pastor: COVID Vaccines, Mandates, and Conscience”

Pastoral encouragement, an important survey, and late November UniLu info

My dear friends in Christ, What a joy it has been to be with you all this semester, in the Divine Service, in Bible Study, in prayer, and in our many wonderful activities and meals together. You are a gift of God to me. I have a couple things to say, and then further downContinue reading “Pastoral encouragement, an important survey, and late November UniLu info”

New Restrictions, But Still Gathering

Dear Ones, You are loved by God. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” You are members of His family, born into it in your Baptism. As His children, we are privileged to cry out, “Abba, Father,” and He hears our prayers andContinue reading “New Restrictions, But Still Gathering”