I will never forget my first experience serving as a volunteer in a homeless shelter. After I was trained, I was assigned a three hour shift on a Sunday night at a church not far from the church where I served as pastor. My shift was to be from 8:00 till 11:00 P.M. I helped to register the h…

Preaching is miracle work for both the preacher and the congregation. For one thing, it’s a miracle that anyone chooses to preach, and it’s a miracle that anyone chooses to listen, much less hears. And, for another thing, miracles happen when miracles are preached. Marilyn MacDonald tells of…

On Memorial Day weekends Jo and I often spend a day driving around Richland County visiting the cemeteries. We look for the American flags waving over the graves of relatives and friends who fought in our nation’s wars.

There are roughly 1,200 Christian denominations in the United States and roughly 30,000 Christian denominations in the world. Almost all of these Christian denominations differ on what they believe the Bible teaches. Yet, almost all of them agree on one main teaching: the Trinity.

Emanuel United Methodist Church, 101 14th St., Baraboo, will hold free Vacation Bible School for 4-year-olds through fifth grade from June 10-13. Family dinner will be served from 4:45-5:15 p.m. and then kids will share music, crafts, stories, games and fun from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

LOWELL — Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 105 Juneau St., Lowell, will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. May 19. The second special worship service will be held Oct. 13.

I am glad we have the story of Thomas in John’s Gospel. It lets us know that there is room for doubters in the church. Thomas sets a good example for all of us who experience doubt. Be honest about your doubt. Don’t pretend to believe what you don’t believe. Say it like it is: “Unless I see …

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