Category Archives: Pastoral Care

The Comforted by the Comforter: Pastor Peter Steicke

Peter Steicke walks us through the journey of comfort in the Holy Spirit. Using the text from 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, Peter sheds light on the difficult path of suffering that pushes us towards God who in turn then pushes us back to each other so that we, as a body, suffer and rejoice together in spite of all difficulties.
2 Corinthians 1:3-11 ESV

Do You Want to Get Well?: Pastor Reid Matthias

This week, we see through the eyes of the Suffering Servant how the glory of God is revealed in the man who the world has considered ‘incomplete’. He has waited thirty-eight years by the pool of Bethesda. Every day, as he gazes up towards the temple of Israel on its mountain, he is reminded that he can never make it there - so he must settle for the scraps of people who are allowed into the courtyard.
And then, the one with all the power arrives…
John 15:1-15

Jesus Shows Us How to Care: Pastor Rolly Stahl

What can we learn from Jesus as we participate in HIS ongoing ministry of care to grieving and hurting people? As much as Jesus’ miracles amaze me, I am equally impressed with the pastoral care Jesus gives to people one on one. This Sunday we explore a time when Jesus turns up at a funeral, and reaches out to a widow with compassion and care.
Deuteronomy 24:17-22, Luke 7:11-17