A Restful Sunday

Tim and I got a day of much-needed rest today – no interviews or videotaping!


We began the day with worship at Redeemer Lutheran Church in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Redeemer is a ministry partner of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the English-language Lutheran congregation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). ELCA missionary Carrie Ballenger Smith serves as pastor there.

I was honored to be asked to assist with Holy Communion and read the Old Testament lesson.  Here’s a photo:


Worship in Redeemer’s St. John’s Chapel was filled today with visiting groups from Luther Seminary in St. Paul and the University of Notre Dame.

Thanks to Tim, I was also able to send a video greeting back to worship at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica, California, where I serve as Senior Pastor.  You can view that video greeting here.

Still at it…


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