18 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Made Clean – Yes. Exactly.” Deaconess Diane Marten

"He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him…” John 13:5 A whole lot of washing is going on at Laundry and More, a free laundry for poorer neighbors....
11 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Strength in Community” Deaconess Phyllis Pleuss

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:13 It was a cold, damp Palm Sunday as the congregation...
4 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Knit Together in the Womb

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 My husband and I spent a little time...
28 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – If Only We Would Learn

When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, “Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. -- Judges 9:7 They did it again.  The people of Israel didn't...
21 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Breaking Down Barriers

Jesus said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”  -- Mark 7:27 She seems noble, while Jesus’ behavior seems incomprehensible. How could he be so cruel...
14 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – We Are in This Together

Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right. -- 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Some days I just want to let someone else deal with the problem. Feed one hungry person, and three more appear. Give one person a pair of gloves and...
7 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Unexpected Paths of Grace

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! -- Lamentations 3:22-23 Six inches of snow on the driveway was looming over me as I headed home and...
28 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “He’s Not Crazy, He’s My Brother”

"Jesus, friend of sinners, companion of the outcast, advocate for the needy, enlighten our eyes to see you in our needy neighbor." The Diaconal Litany, 1959 A text message read,  “Be careful when you leave the church.  There is a...
21 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “You are My Beloved”

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is....  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end.  Lamentations 3: 17,...
14 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love One Another”

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 I can still picture the plaque that said...