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The Messenger – January 2020

by Yvette Pfeiffer

Christmas is not past! Most Lutherans know that the Feast of the Nativity is more than one single night of candles and carols. It is is a twelve-day season, which continues until January 5. And after these twelve days (immortalized by the song about drummers drumming and ladies dancing), comes the Feast of the Epiphany, […]

The Messenger – December 2019

by Yvette Pfeiffer

How did it get so late so soon? That is the question posed by one of America’s most famous Lutherans, the late Theodore S. Geisel, known to his many enthusiasts as Dr. Seuss: How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how […]

The Messenger – November 2019

by Yvette Pfeiffer

Gerard Manley Hopkins, a Roman Catholic priest, once wrote a short poem about a young girl saddened by the way leaves change color in autumn, then shrivel and fall from the tree: Margaret, are you grieving  Over Goldengrove unleaving? He explains to his young friend that as she grows, this annual display will no longer […]

The Messenger – October 2019


Moments of Transcendence Sometimes, being part of a church is like trying to drink from a firehose. Read through this newsletter, and you will get a sense – but only a partial sense – of how much is going on at Our Savior. Blessing the animals; serving the poor; preparing a youth play; connecting with […]

The Messenger – September 2019


60 Years It began in the late 1950s, as a handful of people began to gather, talking about Jesus. The Warrenton Lutheran Group was not yet a church. After years of canvassing the community, talking to the Virginia Synod, and working with a mission developer, Pastor Kenneth Price, the day came: the Service of Organization. […]

The Messenger – July 2019


In summer, the world seems lush. Vines reach up every wall. Flowers bloom, then wither from the heat. Every plant  bursts forth in wide green leaves. Trees, especially, are in their glory. In the three months from June to August, the forest experiences a period of wild growth. Young quaking aspens can grow as fast as […]

The Messenger – June 2019


And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1) So begins the story of Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, and gave them the power to preach the Gospel in every nation. What many Christians may not understand, is […]

The Messenger – May 2019


Christ is Risen!  Alleluia! Beginning at the Great Vigil and echoing throughout the season, this cry has gone up around the world. In every language, Christians have shouted with joy: Χριστός ἀνέστη! Hristos a inviat! Surrexit Dominus! Christ is Risen Indeed! This proclamation truly is the center of our faith, and it is no wonder […]