St. John Lutheran Church

Think back to when you were a child. Do you ever remember doing something wrong and trying to hide it from your parents? As a kid you probably got yourself in all sorts of trouble. Sometimes your parents knew what you had done and other times they had no clue! But that still didn’t keep you from...
Is there a more iconic Christian image than Jesus as the Good Shepherd and his people as his sheep? It’s in Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.” You can find it in Revelations 7, “The Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd.” And in the Gospel of John 10:27,...
Rev. Dr. Phil Booe
The Rev. Dr. Phil Booe is the new pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, filling a vacancy left by the Rev. Gary Klatt, who recently retired. He and his wife, Becky, and their two children, Katie, 9, and Alex, 13, moved into the St. John parsonage in Luverne earlier this month. His...
In October we took a “Sheracation,” the first-ever trip where our dog, Shera, was able to come with us. I’ve heard some people express that they love seeing places and experiences through their children’s eyes – but have you ever thought about seeing things through a pet’s? Traveling with Shera was...
There’s a story about a holy man in India who was meditating and praying near a river when he noticed that the river was beginning to rise as a result of some heavy rains. As he looked at the rising water, he noticed a scorpion trying to scamper up the bank to escape this rising water, but it was...
Glenda Bremer’s column, “A View from the Pew” appears in the St. John Lutheran Church newsletter, and she has graciously agreed to share the column written for the September newsletter.   I recently embarked on a religious reconnaissance mission to save my fellow Christians from following a path of...
These past few months the new “buzzword” or phrase has been “in these uncertain times.” It has been used with such frequency that it has begun to move into the realm of mockery and jokes. Not in a facetious way, just in the sense that in every time you see or read it, though the description be apt...
     We are experiencing life like we have never seen it before. This threat of Covid-19 is hitting us like nothing we have ever known. It is on a path to shut down our lives and quarantine us in our homes for an indefinite period of time. All this is precautionary so that we don’t experience a lot...
God’s word says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (Romans 13:1). St. Paul is reminding every Christian that they are to respect, serve, and obey the government that they live...
Are things weighing you down? Is the news overwhelming? The cool, wet weather causing you to fear for your future? Things are out of control and it seems like there is no bright spot peeking through the darkness. It is times like this that you can be glad that you are a Christian, a child of the...

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