The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream

Lenten Mid-week Services, Wednesdays -
7 PM Central Daylight Savings Time
NT Greek Lessons - Thursdays, 7 PM.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The New York Times Has a Message for Synodical Property Thieves.


The Lutheran synods have a habit of loaning money to congregations so that each parish pays for its own church and parsonage, charging interest - sometimes quite a bit for the times.

When the synod wants to grab the property and the equity built up by the members, they have all kinds of tricks to use, such as denying them a pastor or starting the church over with a new name (like Glende's Star of Bethlehem in Illinois).

Pastor Kevin Hastings thinks that the two men who seized St. John Lutheran Church in Milwaukee (without a voters meeting, without notice, but with WELS support) will not have services during Holy Week.

I am not so sure. Since the two men are the dictators of the congregation for the moment, they can invite anyone they want to preach.

ELCA pastors are ready to serve you.