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Herald Articles by Pastor Butler
August 31, 2018

“Having a Family of Faith” September 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“Having a Family of Faith” Do you know who your family is? A silly question perhaps as we all know who the members of our family are. But I remember as a child going to family reunions and only knowing my parents and my grandparents, and wondering “who are all these people with my last […]

July 30, 2018

“Looking for Nickels” August 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“Looking For Nickels” In the 22nd chapter of Matthew, we read about the Pharisees’ plot to entrap Jesus with his own words. As the discussion continues, we hear the very familiar words of our Lord as he says to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the […]

June 29, 2018

“Don’t Overlook Your Blessings!” July 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

                                                    “Don’t Overlook Your Blessings!” On occasion I find myself speaking with someone who is telling me about the obstacles they are facing in life. It could be a health scare, […]

May 30, 2018

“God Knows Our Needs!” June 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“God Knows Our Needs!” Most of us who grew up Lutheran spent some time studying Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Others of us who have come to the Lutheran church later in life may have received a copy of the Catechism with the instructions, “Spend some time reading through this so you know some of the […]

April 30, 2018

Let’s ‘CONNECT!’ May 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

Let’s ‘CONNECT!’ St. John’s participated in the “Spirited Brunch” visitation of downtown churches on Sunday, April 22. This “Spirited Brunch” event is in its second year and during 2018 there were 21 churches participating. The event asked churches participating to remain open from 12:30 PM till 3:30 PM for visitors to come tour the sanctuary. […]

March 29, 2018

“This Is No Joke!” April 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“This Is No Joke!” The calendar is not helping me out any this year. The Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday) falls on April 1, a day normally known as April Fool’s Day. How many times have you been ‘pranked’ by April Fool’s Day jokes? How often have you shared some silly little joke and […]

March 2, 2018

“One Foot In Front Of The Other” March 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“One Foot In Front Of The Other” It’s a rather old piece of advice, but the way to get to any destination is ‘place one foot in front of the other’ and start moving. That’s the way we get from point A to point B, whether in life, job, or just about any other aspect […]

January 29, 2018

“A Spiritual Check-Up” February 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“A Spiritual Check-Up” My family has a history of heart disease. It was probably present with several grandparents, but it became all too apparent when my father had a heart attack and blockages that required bypass surgery (twice). When my internist learned of this family history, he began tracking my own markers for cardiovascular disease. […]

January 11, 2018

“A Slight Pause As We Enter 2018” January 2018 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“A Slight Pause As We Enter 2018” My first car was a used 1972 Camaro. It had a small eight cylinder engine. The engine was elementary enough that I could do some of my own repair and maintenance work. I could change the spark plugs, change the oil, adjust the timing belt, and even replace […]

December 1, 2017

“What Will They Say” December 2017 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“What Will They Say?” In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to […]

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