Vicar's Page

Cross Lutheran Church is quite a blessing.  It has been a joy to get to know you all over the past six weeks.  You are blessed to live in such a beautiful area and take part in a congregation of such wonderful, welcoming people. Once again, thank you for allowing me to serve this congregation.  

In stark contrast to the Christian sanctuary we have at Cross is the world around us.  While looking at the world, one can easily become discouraged.  What has happened to our society and our families?  How can there be so many shootings at schools?  What is causing these hurricanes?  Man tries to find many ways to solve these problems.  We blame global warming for the hurricanes.  We blame bullying or bad parenting for the shootings.  People believe that more regulations and better education is the solution to such problems.  However, no strivings of man are going to make a difference. 

As Christians, we know that the true problem is sin.  When sin entered the world, the earth itself was cursed.  These hurricanes and shootings are yet another sign that sin is in this world.  Thankfully, God has not allowed sin to have the final word.  Sin no longer has power over us.  As Christians, we know that sin has been defeated on the Cross.   

Because of this amazing work of Christ, we can boldly and joyfully proclaim this message to our neighbors.  We do not even need to fear death because we have been brought to new life.  While man alone cannot make a difference in this world, we are not alone.  God has given us the opportunity to take part in His mission of bringing all people to him.  We have already witnessed how God works within Cross Lutheran Church.  Let us bring Christ’s love to our neighbors and family members each day.  In doing so, we continually brighten a dark world.   


God’s Peace

Vicar Dwight Wyeth

What is a Vicar?

You might be asking, “What is a Vicar?”  For the preparation of future pastors, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod seminary training is a four year, post-graduate (after college) program.  The first two years are spent in the classroom (at either Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, or Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana).  The third year is a year-long internship, called a “Vicarage,” with a congregation.  Among the many things a Vicar does:  preaching and teaching; hospital and shut in calls; attending meetings; basically, getting to know the pastoral ministry in as well-rounded a way as possible.  The fourth year of training is back at the seminary before the student is graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.  Please keep our Vicar in your prayers this year as he prepares to serve Christ’s Church as a pastor.

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