Daily Archives: August 1, 2007

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 29, 2007

What Are We Doing Here?

Luke 11:1-13

 

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

What in the world am I doing here? What am I doing in Minnesota? In Fisher/Euclid? In this church building? Before this altar and in this pulpit? What in the world am I doing here? Perhaps you’re wondering the same thing. You did not know what or whom you would be getting. You sent your signed call documents to the seminary requesting a pastor, but the first line that said “Name” was blank. You didn’t know that “Timothy James Winterstein” would be filled into that spot on April 25th. You also didn’t know that Timothy James Winterstein would be a guy with a shaved head and earrings who had never been to Minnesota, let alone Northern Minnesota! You might be saying, “What in the world is he doing here?”

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