Note: Pastor Phil is away with family this Sunday. First Lutheran Church is pleased to welcome Dave Mareske, Director of Hollis Renewal Center, as guest preacher.
My Mom always thought that because I was born on the fifth day of Christmas that she ought to get five golden rings. But that never happened—and I never saw those five golden rings either. On my sixteenth birthday, my dad took the day off of work so he could go with me to get my driver’s license. Getting a license is a big deal. Even though I knew I would not be driving the one family car very much, it was a measure of growing up, an excitement around that official document. I’d taken driver’s ed in school the semester before. I had all my paperwork signed and ready. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]