Pastor Ann Zastrow

“Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” These are the words that will ring out in churches in our community on Sunday, as we remember the way Jesus began his last week on earth, riding on a donkey, with hopeful crowds shouting, excitement palpable as he made his way into...
“Silent Night, Holy Night, all is calm …” We all know this beloved Christmas carol, and may have fond memories of singing it, likely with a lit candle in hand, seeing the faces of family and friends bathed in soft light, warm and snuggly at the end of the Christmas Eve worship service, before...
“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 Giving thanks to God is something that Christians are supposed to do as part of our practice of our religion. It is easy to thank God for good things that happen, or for crises averted. But it is more...
As the weather is getting nicer out, I have been walking more around my neighborhood. I have enjoyed seeing the grass turn from winter brown, to a few blades of light green, to darker green lawns .I have watched the trees and bushes go from bare branches to little leaf buds. Some trees actually...
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