“God does not need our good works, but our neighbor does.”   - Gustav Wingren

God promises to give us daily bread. Our Lord teaches us to pray that way. But how does He do it? If I pray for a cheeseburger and fries for dinner, does it drop from the sky? No, either I make it from goods purchased from others, or more likely, I go to a restaurant. Either way, it is God who provides the meal, but He does it through means. He uses the skills and resources of others to give me my daily bread. That’s called “vocation.” For the next few weeks, we will be devoting our Sunday morning Bible study time to this idea of vocation or calling. Come join us and see how God “masks” Himself in our vocation!



“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you…” 1 Peter 1:3-4

In his First Epistle, the Apostle Peter begins by laying the foundation for the hope that we have as children of God. It is a living hope, gifted to us in Holy Baptism and sustained through this life of peaks and valleys by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a hope that looks forward to an eternal inheritance secured for us by our Savior, Jesus Christ.

So how do we live our lives as holy people, set apart by God’s mercy, redeemed by His grace, and called by Him to love and serve? How do we prepare ourselves to tell others about this hope that we have?  We have much to learn from this chief Apostle. Join us on Wednesday mornings as we are admonished, enlightened, and encouraged by the many truths revealed in First Peter.