Good Luck

Good Luck

Pastor Dave Koppel

I was recently at a hospital visiting a friend. My friend had been in a regular room, but complications arose, and he needed to be rushed to ICU. When I got to the hospital, I couldn’t remember where the ICU was, so I went to the floor that... Read More

Church is Going on Right Outside Our door

Church is Going on Right Outside Our door

Pastor Dave Koppel

I was at a conference for senior pastors of large ELCA congregations last week. These are some of the smartest men and women in ministry. I know that I can learn a lot from them. We got together and took a look at the state of the... Read More

Something Always Goes Wrong

Something Always Goes Wrong

Pastor Dave Koppel

But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew... Read More

Trusting God

Trusting God

Pastor Dave Koppel

Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom- Luke 12:32  It was the early 1960’s. We had gone to a drive-in movie—Mom, Dad, and my two older sisters. Back in the days when... Read More

It was the Worst of Times...

It was the Worst of Times...

Pastor Dave Koppel

After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and... Read More