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About Us

In this podcast, discussion focuses on the background and backstory of our Lutheran worship, traditions, celebrations, and community and addresses questions about faith within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) tradition.

Latest Episodes

Sin

As an extension of the previous podcast on Forgiveness, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone discuss the topic of sin. What is it really? How does Jesus dying on the cross take away my sins? We discuss the 7 'deadly sins' but also the 7 virtues which are meant to counteract these negative forces in our lives. God is not setting us up for failure but giving us the tools to live a rich and meaningful life.

-1 s2018 SEP 3
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Sin

Forgiveness

Ever had a tough time forgiving someone? Have you been hanging on to anger or bad feelings toward another person for far too long? In the Lord's Prayer, we as the Lord to "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." During this episode, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone examine this statement and how to forgive so we can be free of resentment and in closer relationship to God.

-1 s2018 AUG 16
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Forgiveness

The Lord's Prayer

Do you find yourself reciting the Lord's Prayer without much thought? Do you know the meaning of each line of the Lord's Prayer? Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone share the meaning of each line of the Lord's Prayer so that you can be reminded of "Who you are and Whose you are". Shared is the backstory of the design of the prayer and the gift that this prayer is for Christians alike. We are glad you joined us; now please share it with a friend!!

-1 s2018 JUL 6
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The Lord's Prayer

Mission Trip: Time, Talents, and Treasures

This podcast is recorded in Jonesville, VA while on the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip (2018). This session includes the explanation and application of our call to give of our "time, talent, and treasures." Pastor Dan and Wendy Farone interview 2 staff members from ASP as well as 3 members of the congregation. As you listen, reflect on how you share your gifts. You may also be compelled to join us on the mission trip next year!

-1 s2018 JUL 1
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Mission Trip: Time, Talents, and Treasures

WE are the Church--Beyond Sunday

From North Park--Fit Church, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone discuss the topic "WE are the Church--Beyond Sunday" and that the church are the people of Christ not necessarily the building. Also discussed is Koinonia or the gathering and community of followers and the critical nature of being together. Koinonia is also the 2018 National Spelling Bee winning word!! Thanks for listening! Remember to offer topics and feedback to us at media@belc.org.

-1 s2018 JUN 10
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WE are the Church--Beyond Sunday

To Be and Make Disciples

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone discuss the meaning of our mission, "To Be and Make Disciples." In order to be one and make one, we must understand how. We discuss The Great Commandment and The Great Commission as our guide to do just that!

-1 s2018 MAY 29
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To Be and Make Disciples

The Eucharistic Table

On this podcast, Pastor Dan and Wendy Farone discuss the Lutheran take on communion. We address questions such as 'What are all of those coverings that you use over the wine chalice?" and "Do we really eat his body and drink his blood?" or "How old do you have to be to participate in communion"? Pastor Dan explains the need to truly understand what is occurring while we participate in the taking of the Sacrament.

-1 s2018 APR 14
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The Eucharistic Table

How to Write a Sermon

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone chat about the requirements and complexity of writing a sermon. You may be surprised by the thought and time it takes to write a 10 minute sermon!!

-1 s2018 MAR 26
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How to Write a Sermon

Bible Journaling

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone chat with Katie Harley about Bible Journaling. Kate discusses how one can engage with Scripture by creating your own version of the age-old practice of illustration and lettering within the margins of your bible. It's for all (e.g. men, women, and kids) to become more engaged with the Word.

-1 s2018 MAR 12
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Bible Journaling

The Bible by Design

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone chat about how the bible is put together, how to navigate through reading the bible, and the importance of learning the Word through a community of Christians gathered in His name.

-1 s2018 FEB 26
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The Bible by Design

Latest Episodes

Sin

As an extension of the previous podcast on Forgiveness, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone discuss the topic of sin. What is it really? How does Jesus dying on the cross take away my sins? We discuss the 7 'deadly sins' but also the 7 virtues which are meant to counteract these negative forces in our lives. God is not setting us up for failure but giving us the tools to live a rich and meaningful life.

-1 s2018 SEP 3
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Sin

Forgiveness

Ever had a tough time forgiving someone? Have you been hanging on to anger or bad feelings toward another person for far too long? In the Lord's Prayer, we as the Lord to "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." During this episode, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone examine this statement and how to forgive so we can be free of resentment and in closer relationship to God.

-1 s2018 AUG 16
Comments
Forgiveness

The Lord's Prayer

Do you find yourself reciting the Lord's Prayer without much thought? Do you know the meaning of each line of the Lord's Prayer? Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone share the meaning of each line of the Lord's Prayer so that you can be reminded of "Who you are and Whose you are". Shared is the backstory of the design of the prayer and the gift that this prayer is for Christians alike. We are glad you joined us; now please share it with a friend!!

-1 s2018 JUL 6
Comments
The Lord's Prayer

Mission Trip: Time, Talents, and Treasures

This podcast is recorded in Jonesville, VA while on the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip (2018). This session includes the explanation and application of our call to give of our "time, talent, and treasures." Pastor Dan and Wendy Farone interview 2 staff members from ASP as well as 3 members of the congregation. As you listen, reflect on how you share your gifts. You may also be compelled to join us on the mission trip next year!

-1 s2018 JUL 1
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Mission Trip: Time, Talents, and Treasures

WE are the Church--Beyond Sunday

From North Park--Fit Church, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone discuss the topic "WE are the Church--Beyond Sunday" and that the church are the people of Christ not necessarily the building. Also discussed is Koinonia or the gathering and community of followers and the critical nature of being together. Koinonia is also the 2018 National Spelling Bee winning word!! Thanks for listening! Remember to offer topics and feedback to us at media@belc.org.

-1 s2018 JUN 10
Comments
WE are the Church--Beyond Sunday

To Be and Make Disciples

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone discuss the meaning of our mission, "To Be and Make Disciples." In order to be one and make one, we must understand how. We discuss The Great Commandment and The Great Commission as our guide to do just that!

-1 s2018 MAY 29
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To Be and Make Disciples

The Eucharistic Table

On this podcast, Pastor Dan and Wendy Farone discuss the Lutheran take on communion. We address questions such as 'What are all of those coverings that you use over the wine chalice?" and "Do we really eat his body and drink his blood?" or "How old do you have to be to participate in communion"? Pastor Dan explains the need to truly understand what is occurring while we participate in the taking of the Sacrament.

-1 s2018 APR 14
Comments
The Eucharistic Table

How to Write a Sermon

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone chat about the requirements and complexity of writing a sermon. You may be surprised by the thought and time it takes to write a 10 minute sermon!!

-1 s2018 MAR 26
Comments
How to Write a Sermon

Bible Journaling

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone chat with Katie Harley about Bible Journaling. Kate discusses how one can engage with Scripture by creating your own version of the age-old practice of illustration and lettering within the margins of your bible. It's for all (e.g. men, women, and kids) to become more engaged with the Word.

-1 s2018 MAR 12
Comments
Bible Journaling

The Bible by Design

In this podcast, Pastor Dan Smail and Wendy Farone chat about how the bible is put together, how to navigate through reading the bible, and the importance of learning the Word through a community of Christians gathered in His name.

-1 s2018 FEB 26
Comments
The Bible by Design

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