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In Response to COVID-19

Dear People of God at Ebenezer, God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46) Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Please be assured...


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Learning and Lent

Learning and Lent

People of God at Ebenezer, It is hard to believe that December was my sixth month as your vicar! Our time together is moving so quickly that it is difficult to quantify all the...


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Christmas at Ebenezer

Hope During Advent

Dear Faith Family at Ebenezer, I wonder if most of us use the word, “hope,” to describe things we wish would happenbut probably won’t, or things we want that are completely beyond our control?...


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Ebenezer's Vision

Ebenezer’s Vision

Dear People of God at Ebenezer, Once a month I meet with a “coaching group.” This is a gathering of about 20 pastors from three states and six different denominations with one common goal...


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The New Year

The New Year

A curious thing about the Church is the number of occasions we use to celebrate the “new year.” Our liturgical year begins with the first Sunday in Advent, usually late November or early December....


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From Vicar Ashton

From Vicar Ashton

Beloved, This July marked the beginning of the fourth year that our family has spent in Columbia. We sold my car, left our jobs, packed up and moved to “famously hot” Columbia to begin...


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Meet Our New Vicar

Meet Our New Vicar

Meet Vicar Ashton Roberts “My name is Ashton Roberts. I am a 2019 graduate of LTSS, where my wife Jennifer is still a student. Our son Zion is a rising 6th grader at St....


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Ebenezer Lutheran Church Youth Columbia, SC

Caught Being Good

Dear Saints of God at Ebenezer, When our boys were in elementary school they would occasionally bring home a certificate that said “Caught Being Good,” detailing a moment when they were prepared for class,...


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Books

A Common Vocabulary

People of God at Ebenezer, A common vocabulary! I think more and more about what a blessing it is to hear and understand each other, or, sometimes, what a challenge it is to listen receptively and perceive each...


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