Did you know Luther said?

"Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace."

 

January 2020
From Pastor Paul

Sisters and Brothers in Christ: 

We live in the internet age. I am an internet user. No great revelation here, but it does mean I can now be reached by e-mail. Like most of you, I can send and receive e-mail from all over the world. I go to my mailbox once a day and to my e-mail inbox several times a day.

But I have noticed that a lot of what I get in the mailbox and the stuff I get through e-mail are similar in content. There is good news and bad news, the wanted and the un-wanted, and offers for all kinds of things! It doesn’t matter if we are talking regular mail or e-mail, checking “the mail” is sometimes like going to the bus station. You never know what to expect.

Dear Dad – I was just writing to ask if there is a limitation to the number of cars our liability insurance covers . . . .

Dear Paul – Remember when you accidentally broke that oil lamp my aunt left me? And I told you to forget it, but you insisted that I get it appraised? Well I am glad you did! The curator of the museum of 13th century art says. . . .

Dear Mr. Rosin – This letter is to inform you that the package you mailed to Texas was inadvertently sent to Zaire, Africa . . . .

Perhaps you know what I mean. Doesn’t the unnecessary mail outnumber the necessary mail 2-to-1? (Do you do what I do and sort your mail over the recycling bin?) Do you wonder if there really is a catalog for everything?

My point is that most mail (e-mail or otherwise) is unnecessary. But this time of year especially, we can’t wait to get more of it. This time of year the mail is fun – red envelopes and green stamps, and Christmas tree stickers. This is the time of year when your old college “roomie” (who married Jill your old college girlfriend) writes from CA to tell you they are about to be grandparents. This is the time of year when newsletters tell about trips to Disneyland, graduations, and gall bladder surgery. This is the time when mail comes bearing tidings of children who are smart, talented, and so involved in everything. Fruitcakes and gifts and the calendar ...  < more >

Pastor Paul

Welcome to our website from Pastor Paul

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   Welcome to All Saints Lutheran Church website.  It is my hope that as you look through our website you will get a feeling for the community life of All Saints.  We are striving to be a missional community that is centered in Christ, grounded in prayer and a place where ALL of God’s people feel welcome.

No matter your religious background or where you are in your spiritual journey, there is a place for you here.  Maybe you grew up in church and have been a regular ever since, maybe you’ve been away from the church for longer than you can remember, maybe the whole church thing is something new, with both humility and confidence, we trust that it is Christ who invites you to meet him here. 

Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday with communion on the first and third Sunday of each month.  Adult Bible study begins at 9:00 a.m., and Children’s Sunday school begins at 10:00 a.m. after the Children’s sermon.  We hope that you will be able to join us and experience meaningful worship.   We know that as a church, we cannot be all things to all people; but, we do welcome all people.  Make no mistake; we are broken, sinful people who are longing for the good news of God’s love spoken to us through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  We work together, we play together and we pray together.  Sometimes we get things wrong and without intention, hurt each other.  Through it all we know that God’s love for us is greater than anything we can begin to imagine.  It’s this promise that we want to share with you.  The Holy Spirit is active in the members of All Saints! 
   
Blessings on your journey and we hope you find All Saints to be a place that reflects God’s boundless love for you as a child of God.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask myself by either calling the church office at 970-835-3667 or email me at PastorPaul@AllSaintsLutheranCO.org.  We would love to talk with you more about the ministry of All Saints in this community and in the world.

Servants together,
Pastor Paul Rosin