Posts by Pastor Joel Lohafer

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Lent – Time to renew Baptismal Promises

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

In the ancient church Lent was a time of intense preparation for those who would be baptized on Easter Vigil, which began the night before Easter Sunday and culminated in the service of baptism at sunrise. The individuals were called catechumens and were required to fast and listen to the catechetical lectures of Bishop Cyril […]

Welcome to Lenten

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

The season of Lent intends to be a time of renewal in trusting God’s mercy and new life. Our new life begins in baptism, and God calls us to a life of repentance and forgiveness. Yes, our forgiveness is complete already and secure in Christ; yet daily we may confess our sins and rejoice in […]

Insights on Courage – #1

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

The next four weeks I am sharing brief excerpts from historic spiritual writers on the theme of courage. Enjoy! Teresa of Avila: The book of Her Life – “God does not deny himself to anyone who perseveres. Little by little, he will measure out the courage sufficient to attain this victory. I say “courage” because […]