So it’s been a rough week or so for running. I’ve been sick and haven’t been able to do much of anything, so I was pretty pumped to be feeling better and get out on the trails. While spending some time in Békéscsaba visiting one of our YAGM, Elaina (Check out her latest newsletter here),… Read More Half-Marathon Legs
Take a listen to Intern Pastor Zach’s sermon on 1st Corinthians 12:31-13:13 here.
This sermon was preached at City Park Lutheran Church on February 19th 2017, with the text of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. Paul is writing this letter to the community in Corinth that he started, but is no longer present with. Although there are only 2 letters to the church community in corinth in the Bible, its… Read More God Works Through You
This sermon was preached by Intern Pastor Zach on Sunday February 12th, 2017 at City Park Lutheran Church. The text of the day was Matthew 20: 1-16. When I was a student I worked part-time in a restaurant during the weeks.It was a small restaurant that made Creole-style food. Think of it like a thick… Read More Where is your vineyard?
This sermon was preached on Sunday February 5th, 2017 at City Park Lutheran Church in Budapest, Hungary. The text for the sermon was Matthew 17:1-9. Throughout the Sundays of this epiphany season, we have been exploring the identity of Jesus Christ, and what that means for our identities as Christians. Today is the final Sunday… Read More Transfiguration Sunday
The last entry I had from a few weeks ago showed the ice floating down the Danube to highlight just how cold it has been here. Well, I’ve been doing most of my running indoors on the treadmill since then, but this last week the temperature has gone way up into the mid 40s. This… Read More Getting in the Miles
This year, the YAGM Central Europe’s program will place one volunteer (beginning in mid-September 2017) to serve with both the Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization (EHO) in Novi Sad and with the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia’s (SELCACS) congregation in Kulpin. They will split their time between Novi Sad and Kulpin; getting both a taste… Read More Kulpin & Novi Sad in January
This sermon was preached by Intern Pastor Zach Courter in Budapest, Hungary on January 29th, 2017 with the text of Matthew 8:23-27. When I was 20 years old I studied for a semester in Santiago, Chile. One night when my brother was in town we went to the resort town of Vina del Mar. All… Read More Epiphany 4: Our Journey to the Cross
During this time in Epiphany, when we celebrate God taking on human form to redeem Creation, we have been taking some time to reflect on the identity of Jesus, as we’ve gotten to know him through stories in the Bible, as well as what are identities as followers of Christ are for today’s day and… Read More Epiphany 3: Spirit of Empowerment
Ecumenical Prayer Week is ongoing here in Budapest. Ecumenical prayer week is an annual event around the world, and in Budapest it has runs between Sunday January 15th and Sunday January 22nd. Each night of the week, a pastors or priest from a different congregation preaches or prays at church that is different from the church body… Read More Ecumenical Prayer Week in Budapest