The Time after Pentecost is a teaching time, a growing time, in the life of the church. Today's texts celebrate God's ability and intention to provide us with a new lease on life. To that end we gather today with the whole people of God to be instructed by the word and nourished in the blessed sacrament.
To help the viewers claim the Bible as their own, Lucas Cranach the Younger, one of the primary artists of the Reformation churches, painted this funeral procession outside of Nain as if the town was in medieval Europe. Note the church spires in the distance. Jesus, as in much medieval art, is wearing royal red, and the young man is wearing a white shroud, which reminds us of our baptismal gown.
|Pastors of St. Philip's||Past & Present Incumbent|
|1911-1916||Rev. Herbert F. Richards|
|1916 - 1926||Rev. Carrington March & H. neuman|
|1926 - 1929||Rev. T. Techlenberg|
|1930 - 1936||Rev. S. H. Mollenauer|
|1936 - 1943||Rev. A. N. Fiedler|
|1943 - 1944||Rev. Samuel Lewis & Mr. Henry Augsburg|
|1945 - 1984||Rev. Francis B. Smith|
|1985 - 1999||Rev. R. Calvin Jordan|
|2000 - 2002||Rev. F. Bradley Peyton (interim)|
|2003 - 2005||Rev. John Dorheim (interim)|
|2005 - Present||Rev. Michael B. Guy, STS|