Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve

Pray for Peace

Today is a wonderfully sunny day.  I cannot help but feel the joy of our Lord.  Even so, have you noticed?  Every day we are surrounded with news of violence in our communities, our nation, and throughout the world.  It is disheartening at best. With all the tension surrounding us, I find it helps to […]

God is with us

Each week while visiting people in hospitals, in homes, or in my office, I am reminded of how I am glad to be a Christian.  Being a believer brings me feelings of peace and joy.  Of course, I know only too well that being a Christian is not always easy.  Actually, at times being a […]

Blessed to be Blessed

A few years ago I read a story about a group of salespersons.  It went something like this: A group of salespersons went to sales convention.  They had assured their partners that they would be home for Sunday night’s dinner.  After some final conversations the salesperson’s realized that they were a bit tight time-wise to […]


One of my New Year’s resolutions was to exercise at least one hour each day.  That resolution lasted about 3 days.  Have your New Year’s resolutions lasted longer? I made other New Year’s resolutions as well.  I resolved to eat healthier, sleep longer, listen better, and practicing music regularly.  I resolved to not shy away […]

New Beginnings

Each New Year marks a new beginning.  As Christians, new beginnings can mean that we take time to contemplate how we can better live our lives serving God and our neighbors.  How can we better express and share God’s love with all of creation? As a congregation, each New Year reminds us that we have […]

Joyfully proclaim the Good News of Jesus!

A reading that is often read on Christmas day is from the Gospel of John, chapter 1, verses 1-14. We hear these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and The Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him […]

We are Grateful

The season of Advent will soon be upon us. It is a time we set aside for contemplation, reflection and preparation for the arrival of the baby Jesus. Of course, it is not lost upon me that there is so much more to do at this time of year.  There are presents to buy, decorations […]

Good News: We find Peace in Christ

Although some folks might desire otherwise, Jesus never promises his disciples that they will achieve power, fame, or riches. That is true today as it was some 2000 years ago. Yes, the original twelve disciples could have lived out their lives in the comfort of their homes with their families, but for Jesus’ sake, the […]

Some Good News

Good news! September is upon us. It is a time of new beginning for we who are gathered as Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church.  At this time of “beginning” I often reflect on what I am looking for in life.  How about you?  What are we truly searching for?  What do we truly thirst […]