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July 22, 2019

Pastor StapfThe front page of our daily paper carries a brief quote by some prominent person. Friday's quote was by Bryant McGill, a highly successful entrepreneur and prolific writer. His comment said, "We must rebuild organic communities, where people can come together and have analogue conversations and share stories, art, music, and emotions." I liked that term, "analogue conversations" - not digital. Face to face, understanding the other, sharing with them, feeling their joys and sorrows, and come away from such conversations a bit of a better person. We have tons of digital information available to us. This is helpful, but does it enhance the quality of life as sharing "stories, art, music, and emotions" can? This was the nature of the communities in which many of us over 50 were nurtured. It is also interesting that there are a few housing developments across this country being built with this concept in mind. Maybe it's a lesson we all need to learn or perhaps relearn. We were created for relationships. Let's understand and build on that as much as possible.

 Pastor (emeritus) Irvin Stapf

Visit Pastor Stapf's blog here


A collection of Pastor Stapf's reflections has been published in . . .

Book ImageNot For This Life Only
A Study for Growth Into Maturity
as the Children of God

by Irvin F. Stapf , Jr.

"'What is your purpose in life?' Do you know where to begin in answering this question? If you are searching for a deeper purpose , Not for This Life Only will give you solid biblical truths to help you discover God's plan for you.

This insightful study will establish a firm biblical foundation as you prayerfully seek God's calling for your life. Through all of the circumstances of life, God is seeking to help us grow into Christ's example of sacrificial love. As a topic that can conjure up confusion, discover that God is not silent when it comes to the life he has called you to live.

Irvin Stapf weaves together common concerns such as purpose, family, suffering, and making mistakes and points them toward the focus and purpose in your life. Now is the time to start finding the answer to the question, 'What is your purpose in life?'

Irvin Stapf has been an ordained Lutheran pastor for thirty-eight years and is the Regional Pastor for the Eastern Region of the American Association of Lutheran Churches. Irvin, and his wife, Audrey, have been married for forty-three years and have five children. They currently reside in Mount Airy, Maryland."

148 pages - $11.99 (plus $3.00 S&H)

The book is published by Tate Publishing of Mustang,Oklahoma and can be obtained from the author at Christ Lutheran Church, 13903 Legion Court, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

The book can also be obtained through major book stores.

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