Dear siblings in Christ, It has been my privilege and honor to serve God at Holy Cross Lutheran for the past twelve years. You welcomed a young pastor, fresh out of seminary, with love and care; and you helped me grow into the pastor I am today. But I’m sad to announce that my time at Holy Cross is coming to an end: I will be resigning as pastor here to accept a call to St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saxonburg, PA. The church council and I have agreed that my last Sunday at Holy Cross will be November … Continue reading A letter from Pastor Mike→
Sometimes the Christian life is an interesting balance between what we in our Lutheran tradition calls “Law and Gospel”. The Law is meant to curb, keeping the sinful nature in check; mirror, showing us what the perfect reflection of God’s image is and showing us how we have sinned; and guide, showing the follower of Jesus how to live a Christ-centered life. The Gospel, the good news of God, the divine promise of grace, forgiveness of sins, and abundant life.
As Reformation Sunday is coming up this week (and let’s just be honest, I need something for real up on our homepage instead of filler) after the break is the entire text of Luther’s 95 Thesis which he posted at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.
Embrace God's Word; Know Christ's Peace; Share the Spirit's Promise!