All posts by Pastor Karl Hanf

Fourth Grade First Communion

February 4 at the 9:30 Worship Service, we will be celebrating with our children and parents as they come to the Lord’s Supper for the first time. There are three first communion classes the children have completed, 9:30 AM Sundays, January 14, 21, 28 in Fritz Hall. If you would like your child to attend just contact the church office at lthompson@messiahlutheran.net.  Any child fourth grade or over is welcome.

They are always so excited with this early step in their long faithful baptismal journey. Come and celebrate with them!

To Whom We Belong

Paige and I have gone to quite a few rock concerts in our life together. All of them though do the same thing near the end of the concert. They shout, speak or mumble into the microphone, “You’ve been great. We love you Columbus.” This is something a rock star says without really meaning it. I don’t think they are lying. They don’t actually hate us. I just don’t think there is any chance on our part of taking him or her up on what seems like an offer of a relationship. Can you imagine showing up at the front gate of Springsteen’s mansion in New Jersey and telling the guard why you are there. “Just tell Bruce, it’s Karl out here. He’ll know me. He should, he’s told me he loves me in four different cities now.” Continue reading To Whom We Belong