Weekly Reflection and Invitations Feb 4-10

The Momentum of the Spirit The momentum sure changed in the   Superbowl after the lights went out.  What seemed to be going all the   Ravens’ way suddenly shifted to the Forty-niners.  The momentum seemed   more balanced at the game’s end, and this Raven’s fan was pleased with the   result.  In physics, […]

Hey Longhorn Lutherans!

“…and those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no […]

Hero or Human: MLK Jr., Lance and Christ

We like heroes. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be a hero of the faith for me and for so many Christians.  I’m happy that we celebrate a holiday in his honor.  Sometimes our society forgets that the core of his leadership was the transforming  love of God  in Christ which inspired him to be […]

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Welcome to Spring Semester! Discovering Ourselves as We Journey Together This past week we heard of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan, and reflected on our own identity as baptized children of God. I was struck by the text’s telling of Jesus being baptized among many others at the river that day. It underscored for me, […]

Welcome back! You are invited……

The Light of Christ shines in the darkness The Shining Light of a star leads the wise men to the shining light of the new born Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel. In many countries, Epiphany, or “Three Kings Day”, is the chief day for exchanging gifts, as the magi brought their gifts to Jesus. As we […]

Weekly Invitations – December 11

End of Semester and Holiday Blessings I write as UT students begin exams. It is that time when we are in between the structure and challenges of the semester and the freedom and celebration of Holidays. It can be a stressful time. So much is riding on exams, and even after exams the dynamics of […]

Advent Waiting and Celebrations, week of Dec 3

We had an awesome attendance at Advent I worship last night! Advent begins the liturgical year and focuses on preparations to receive Christ, who 1) came in the flesh at Christmas, 2) comes now in Word and Spirit, and 3)will come again in glory at the end of time. The first two Sundays of Advent […]

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Reflection: Wait for the Light This past week at worship, we had an odd experience. Right in the middle of Pastor Paul’s sermon the lights clicked off. Just like that. Click. And we were in the dark. Pastor Paul preached by candlelight until we found a way to get some of the sanctuary’s lights back […]

Weekly Invitations

Hey, Longhorn Lutherans! “Praise and Thanksgiving, God, we would offer, for all things living, you have made good: harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard, hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.” ELW 689 This Wednesday (11/14) at 6pm we serve our LCM UT Thanksgiving Feast! We hope you can come! Let us […]