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Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to our final tale of Week 1 as we continue to read Bible stories during Lent. Today we hear about Jacob and all his sons, including his most famous son, who happens to also be the youngest. You can read this story in Genesis 29-30:24 and then listen to Pastor Ellery share his thoughts! (sorry for the technical issue towards the end!)
Yesterday, we met Jacob and Esau, and today we continue reading their story of disfunction in Genesis 27, as Jacob, with the help of his mom Rebekah, plays dress up and tricks his father, Isaac, into giving him his blessing before he dies. What drama! Read the story yourself and then join us for the conversation!
In Genesis 25:19-34 we pick up the story of Isaac, (remember Sarah laughing when she found out she would be pregnant with him?) who is now going to be the father of two rascals, Jacob and Esau. Today we read the story of their birth and how Jacob gets Esau’s birthright for a bowl of soup!
Today we are reading Genesis 21:8-21 and we hear about God’s promise that is given to Hagar and Ishmael, despite the scorn that Sarah has shown them. Join Pastor Brandy to talk more about God’s care for the outsider and the expansiveness of God’s blessing for Ishmael.
Today we talk a bit about laughter in Genesis 18:1-15 & 21:1-7, as Sarah hears that news that in her old age, she is going to have a kid. Along with Abraham, (yes, they have both now received new names form God) they show hospitality to three strangers who bring them this divine good news. We then wrap up with the story of Sarah giving birth to son and naming him Isaac, whose story we will pick up in the coming chapters.
Happy Monday everyone! We are back into Genesis this week as Pastor Ellery talks about the birth a Ishmael and hear Hagar, a slave from Egypt, be the first person to give God a name. Read the story for yourself in Genesis 16 for today and join the conversation!
It's Sunday February 18th, so we are taking a break from our Old Testament stories today to talk about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. Join us in reading Matthew 4.1-11 and then hear some thoughts from Pastor Brandy!
In our story today, February 17th, from Genesis 15, we read about a foundational covenant God made with Abram to bless him with land and offspring. Join Pastor Ellery to hear more!
Today, February 16th, we read together an interesting story from Genesis 12 about God's promise to Abram and Sarai, followed by Abram lying to the Pharoah about who Sarai is. Join Pastor Ellery as we talk more about this story!
Today's Bible story may be a well known story from our childhood about Noah and the flood, but when was the last time you actually read it? Read Genesis 6-8 and join Pastor Brandy to learn more about our Bible story for today!
Did someone speed or time? We are solidly into September which means there is a LOT of things going on here at First Lutheran Church and we want you to be a part of it! Check out the First Things First Podcast with Pastor Brandy, Melissa, and Pastor Ellery as they run through the newsletter and all of our exciting upcoming opportunities to get involved in the coming weeks. You can follow along with the PDF of the newsletter below. ...
Peter is reprimanded for trying to defy Jesus' mission, and Paul offers a laundry list of not-so-simple instructions for the life of faith. Join Pastor Ellery, Melissa and Pastor Brandy for some discussion on the lectionary texts for September 3, 2023 -- Matthew 16:21-28 and Romans 12:9-21.
What makes a weed a weed? And who gets to decide? Pastor Brandy and Melissa discuss Jesus' parable from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, the gospel reading for Sunday, July 23rd.
This is the latest edition of First Things First, the newsletter of First Lutheran Church. Pastor Brandy and Melissa present the newsletter for June/July in digital form.
Fifty days following Easter always brings fire, wind, and prophecy together as we mark the coming of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Brandy and Melissa preview some readings for Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023 -- Numbers 11:24-30 and Acts 2:1-21.
Today the crew are talking about what Jesus is trying to say to his disciples in John 14:15-21, while also discussing Paul's serom to the multi-god Atenians in Acts 17:22-32. Join them for an intersting and enlightening conversation about the lectionary texts for this coming Sunday!
In this Wandering in the Word for May 7, 2023, Pastor Brandy, Melissa (she's back!) and Pastor Ellery talk about Jesus' declaration that he is, "the way, the truth, and the life" and how this is good news for us as we try to find our way in this world we live. Join the conversation!
Join Pastor Brandy, Melissa (she's back!), and Pastor Ellery for a lively and interesting conversation about what is going on at First Lutheran Church this month and walk you through the May 2023 Newsletter! Check out a digital copy of the newsletter here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tzIzGnt62HfNnCZq8VjYApP873uHcdWq/view?usp=share_link
Today on Wandering in the Word, Pastor Brandy and Pastor Ellery are talking shepherds, sheep, gates, and community from John 10:1-10 and Acts 2:42-47 and they try to make sense of some of Jesus' metaphors! Join the conversation!
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