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The Schmidt Family Home (3rd Edition!)

It’s official! I will be installed as the Lead Pastor of Peace Lutheran Ministries in Saginaw, Michigan on Sunday, May 5th, at 3:00pm. You’re all invited if you can make it, and we would love to have you celebrate with us, either in person or from a distance.

The service will be at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave, Saginaw, MI 48602, with refreshments to follow.

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The Decision

Saginaw, it is!

The Schmidt Family Home (3rd Edition!)

Well, here we go.

After a great deal of prayer, thought, conversation and prayer, plus a lot of prayer, I have decided to accept the Call to become the Lead Pastor of Peace Lutheran Ministries in Saginaw, Michigan. I announced it to the people of Community Lutheran Church in Flat Rock, where I have served in my only call to this point, since 2011.

What a crazy thing, this call process. Since receiving the call the afternoon of Sunday, March 3rd, while I also happened to be at my buddy Sean’s installation at his new congregation (the McCoys are coming to Michigan, yay!), I have been both honored and humbled, while also feeling pulled in two different directions. It has taken a toll on me mentally, emotionally and physically, as well as on Heidi and to a lesser extent Ethan and Katy, who were a part of the decision-making process…

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Freedom

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Yes, the Trinity is in the Bible

One of the many uninformed criticisms of the Christian faith is that: Christians claim to base their faith on the Bible. Christians profess the Trinity. The Trinity is not in the Bible. Obviously, points one and two are not in dispute. Point three is the misinformation - a part-truth that is intentionally misleading. So perhaps … Continue reading Yes, the Trinity is in the Bible