Together in Spirit

July 2023 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

July 2023 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Solomon - The end of the Story

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/30/23

King David, reflecting the culture of his time, had eight named wives and an uncounted number of concubines who also bore him children. He had 19 sons by his named wives; there is no count of the children he had by his concubines. As his sons grew into their ... Read More »

Parable of the Yeast

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/24/23

Jesus spoke to them another parable."The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flouruntil the whole batch was leavened."

Those of you who, like me, enjoy baking bread realize that this little parable from Jesus says much more than ... Read More »

Respect and Dialogue

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/17/23

I am so proud to be part of a living, active Christian community. Even in Jesus’ lifetime the members of the community argued with each other. The apostles argued with each other about who was most important. After Jesus’ death the early Christian community argued about what had to ... Read More »

Entering My 9th Year as Pastor of St. Joe's

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/11/23

I began my life as your pastor on July 1, 2015. I am entering into my 9th year. It has been a time that has some great highs and lows. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2009. I was told then that sooner or later this physical malady ... Read More »

Thanks Again

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/03/23

On the day of the anniversary celebration I received a beautiful plaque saying: Congratulations, 40th Anniversary Rev. Michael Anderson, Church of Saint Joseph of the Lakes. Along with the plaque I received a check that was the accumulation of many gifts that were collected in the weeks leading to ... Read More »


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