Author Archive | Mark Evenson

E-Update: Thank you, St. Andrew’s!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/28/2018) Thank you to the supporting members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church! We are providing hope for all people. Thank you for helping us proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! We look forward to the year ahead as our work in the world continues to grow. May […]

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E-Update: Together at Christmas

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/20/2018) One of my favorite moments of all year is standing with a candle in my hand with the gathered people at Christmas Eve worship and singing Silent Night. That for me is the moment that I feel most connected to the true spirit of Christmas. I feel […]

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E-Update: A Season of Comfort and Joy

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/13/2018) In the next four days we will be walking with three families as they bury their dead. A 9-year-old girl, a 7-month-old infant and an 89-year-old man. The journey of grief and pain is deep and primal. In some ways having such pain at this time of […]

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E-Update: God Is Faithful

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/29/2018) Throughout history much has been written about the nature of God. God is eternal, God is love, God is good. The list is endless. But one thing stands strong from a biblical perspective: God is faithful. In the Old Testament God continually fulfills the promises that were […]

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E-Update: Happy Thanksgiving!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/21/2018) All of us at St. Andrew’s are so very grateful for you and your gifts and your time and your talents. Together we are boldly building the kingdom of God. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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E-Update: Tell them, Ray said thanks!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/15/2018) Today as I write this update I have just come from the hallways of the Community Resource Center. I was walking by the offices and seeing all the amazing volunteers and staff distributing Thanksgiving meals for people in need. On my way in the door a man […]

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E-Update: Who Can Separate Us?

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/6/2018) Hello everybody. Instead of a traditional E-update today, I wanted to do this as a Bible study. If you have a minute go ahead and open up your Bibles to Romans 8 and let’s start with verse 36. I want to spend just a minute today looking […]

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E-Update: Due North

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 10/24/2018) When I was a young boy my father took me deer hunting. I was way too young to carry a gun, but I was thrilled to be along on the hunt. Dad gave me a job: follow this compass and walk north until you get to the […]

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E-Update: The Sound of Silence

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 10/19/2018) Noise fills my ears. The beeping of a text message, the TV and radio, my barking dog…all add to the cacophony that fills all the empty space. Sound is abundant. Until a week ago. I was on top of a mountain in Wyoming on a rock with […]

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E-Update: For You

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 10/12/2018) One of my favorite phrases in church happens at Holy Communion. They are the words “given for you.” We hand people the bread and we say, “Body of Christ, given for you.” These words are pure grace. God gives freely, extravagantly and deeply of God’s very self. […]

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