July 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

July 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

“Rooted” In June 2022, I will begin a 15-week renewal leave – an intentional time away to rest, rejuvenate, and recharge for the next phase of my ministry at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Helpfully, a colleague who recently completed her renewal leave...
June 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

June 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

We’re one year away – one year away from a Renewal Leave, both for me and for this congregation. You may remember that we had discussions about an upcoming Renewal Leave that was supposed to take place this summer. But shortly after submitting a grant application to...
May 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

May 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

Summer Worship Schedule Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Alleluia! It was such a joy to utter those words with you on Easter Sunday. It felt so good to be able to worship with you at Greenmount Cemetery, and again inside our sanctuary, and again...
April 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

April 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

Discipleship “If you make disciples, you always get the church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples.” So says pastor and author Mike Breen in his book Building a Discipleship Culture. That thought has stuck with me since I first read this book almost...
March 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

March 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

Turning Corners. . . It sure feels like we’re turning a corner, doesn’t it? Although we’re still firmly in the middle of winter, the sun’s light is starting to shift and change its tone. Songbirds are becoming more numerous and vocal. The days are lengthening. And mud...
February 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

February 2021 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

I Miss Being a Pastor. . . A few weeks ago, I woke up with a sudden and sad thought: I miss being a pastor. Oh, sure, I’ve been preaching online for a while. But it’s nowhere near the same as being in a room together with real people, being able to see smiles and...