Posts with the tag “senior-pastor”
Crisis Management 2020
by Miriam Rossow on July 20th, 2020
Wikipedia defines crisis management as the process by which an organization (in our case a church) deals with a disruptive and unexpected event that threatens to harm the organization or its stakeholders (members). Let’s see…has there been anything in the last, say in the last 4 months, that individually and collectively we have dealt with that was unexpected and disruptive?? Um….can you say Covid19? The above Wikipedia definition pretty much describes my life lately, as I’m sure it does yours. Disruptive, unexpected and maybe even threatening at times.
by Miriam Rossow on May 11th, 2020
Teachable moments. Do you remember those words as you were growing up? Do you remember your mom and dad or teachers telling you that even in difficult times, in trying circumstances - maybe even more so in times like that – you could learn something. They were teachable moments.
Count Your Blessings
by Miriam Rossow on April 3rd, 2020
It is easy for people to become bitter and frightened in these circumstances and many will blame God. God’s Word tells us of a better way. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17). These verses give us actions that will enable us to overcome the worst circumstances.
Worship, Activities, & the Coronavirus
by Miriam Rossow on March 16th, 2020
At the same time, we want to take heed of what is being advised by those in authority. We want to care for our neighbors by not sharing germs unnecessarily. Your Pastors, staff, and leadership do not take any of these decisions lightly. We understand and want you to understand that we believe sharing Word and Sacrament ministry is important, beneficial, and necessary. We will continue this Word and Sacrament ministry although we do not know what it will look like right now. We have a desire and commitment to serve our church family and those that are in our community with the life-giving message of Jesus, in Word and deed. We believe that we can both serve our family and community while also being considerate of our neighbors. Until further notice we are suspending all our weekly activities including our Wednesday Lenten meals and services as well as Sunday morning Worship, Sunday School, and Bible Study.
My All in All
by Miriam Rossow on March 9th, 2020
What do you suppose Bob wrote in His box? What would you write in your box? What is your highest priority in life?
Source of all Comfort
by Miriam Rossow on March 4th, 2020
Please remember that we who take refuge in the Lord are not exempt from these kinds of dangers, including the coronavirus and many others. We, like all the rest of creation, are living in a time where sin has a hold on us. Hurt, sickness, pain, brokenness, and even death are part of our everyday lives. Even in the midst of our sin and the brokenness of this world God promises to be with us.
Fall Bible Classes
August 26th, 2021
Delicate Discussions | Adult Bible Class
May 28th, 2021
Forward in Faith
February 25th, 2021
Purpose Becoming Clearer
February 23rd, 2021
Reflections on the Imposition of Ashes
February 5th, 2021
How to Read the Bible | Adult Bible Class
January 7th, 2021
A Christmas Poem
January 5th, 2021
November 20th, 2020
COS Annual Food Drive
October 16th, 2020
Crafts for Christ
October 16th, 2020
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