Schedule

Please know that I often perform at two locations on Sundays… in a morning worship service and also later in the day, mid-afternoon or evening. So if you see a Sunday date you like but it has a booking already, there may still be an option for you at the other time of day.

You can reach me at 319-431-9934 or jonathan@paraphrasetheatre.com.

I look forward to speaking with you.  Thanks and Blessings!     

+ Jonathan

Oct. 19 (Sunday 6pm)  Come 2 Go Ministries     Fort Wayne, IN   Witnesses

Nov. 16 (Sunday, 2pm)  St. John’s Lutheran  Danforth, IL   Celebrate the Child

Nov. 19 (Wed Eve)  Hope Lutheran + Other Host Churches at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, River Falls, Wi   Witnesses

Nov 23 (Sun 9:30am) Cross Roads Luth Parish  Nora Springs, IA  Celebrate the Child                                               (Service held at St Luke Lutheran Church, 101 North Hawkeye Ave.  Nora Sprngs, IA)

Nov. 23 (Sun 5pm)  Discover Church   Brooklyn Park, MN  Witnesses

Nov 30  (Sun, 9:30am) Hope Lutheran Church  Edgar, WI   Celebrate the Child

Dec 3  (Wed, 6:30pm)  Praise Community Church  Mason City, IA   Celebrate the Child

Dec 7 (Sun, 9am)  Tracy  Lutheran Church   Tracy, MN  Celebrate the Child

Dec 7 (Sun, 4pm)   Mount Carmel Family Camp   Alexandria, MN  Celebrate the Child

Dec 10 (Wed 6pm)  First Presbyterian Church  Mankato,MN  Celebrate the Child

Dec 12 (Fri, 6:45pm)  Christ the Servant Lutheran Church  Norfolk, NE  Celebrate the Child                                                           (Dinner – 5:30-6:30pm, Performance at 6:45pm)

Dec. 13 (Sat 5:30pm) Thanksgiving Lutheran    Belleveu, NE    Celebrate the Child

Dec. 14 (Sun 8:15 and 11am) Thanksgiving Lutheran Belleveu, NE Celebrate the Child

Dec 17  (Wed, 7pm) Immanuel Lutheran Church  East Dundee, IL    Celebrate the Child

Dec 19 (Fri, 7:30pm)  LIVE TAPING OF “CELEBRATE THE CHILD” for DVD — Hosted at River of Life Church, Blairs Ferry Rd, Cedar Rapids. Hope to see you there!

Dec 27 (4, 5:30pm) Shepherd of the Valley Luth  Apple Valley, MN   Celebrate the Child

Dec 28  (Sun 8:30, 9:45, 11am) Shep. of the Valley  Apple Valley, MN Celebrate the Child

2015 BOOKINGS…

Jan 2-4     Des Moines Youth Quake,  Des Moines, IA  Keynote Speaker, Actor

Jan 7        Bethany Lutheran Cherry Hills Village, CO  Witnesses

Jan 16-8   St Louis Youth Quake, St, Louis, MO   Keynote Speaker, Actor

Jan 25  Living Joy Lutheran Church Prior Lake, MN  Witnesses

Jan 28 Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Utica, MI  Witnesses (Tentative)

Jan 30 -Feb 2   Extravaganza ELCA National Youth Ministries Conference   Detroit, MI           Main Stage Presenter

Feb 6-8      Toledo Youth Encounter Youth Quake, Toledo, OH  Keynote Speaker, Actor

Feb 8  Grace Lutheran  Toledo, OH   Witnesses

Feb 18  (Ash Wed)   Augustana Lutheran   W. St. Paul, MN   Witnesses

March 4 (Wed)  St. Joseph’s Catholic   Marion, IA   Witnesses

March 20 (Fri)    Two Rivers Vineyard Church  Mankato, MN  Witnesses

June-Sept — Mount Carmel Family Camp and Retreat Center, Alexandria, MN  (Program Director)  — Note: I AM still available for bookings during this time, but in a more limited capacity. Advance planning and communication will help us find a way to make it happen.

October 4 (Sunday)  Resurrection Lutheran, Yukon, OK  Witnesses (In progress)

Oct 4-7 (Sun-Wed am)  LCMC National Gathering

Nov 20-22 – Fall High School Conference, E. Central Synod of Wisconsin  (in progress)

Dec 5,6 (Sat, Sun) Gloria Dei, Sioux Falls, SD  (Tentative)  (Christmas Show)

Dec 13 (Sun am) Our Savior’s Lutheran Church   Hartland, WI   Celebrate the Child 

Dec 20 — (Sun am) – (Tentative) Luth C. of the Cross, Lag. Woods, CA  Celebrate t/Child

2016 BOOKINGS … 

June 11 (Sat) Mabel Lutheran Church  Mabel, MN  125th Anniversary  Witnesses

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR THOSE WHO HURT. WHO GRIEVE. WHO DOUBT. WHO BELIEVE.

Life is full. God is good.
Life is hard. God is good.

Sometimes, God shows up in powerful and obvious ways.

God is good.

Sometimes, though, I wonder where God is.

God seems unresponsive. Or uncaring. Or uninvolved … at least in the ways I would like Him to be.

In those moments, I need help believing… or trusting… that God is good.  

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And yet, I DO believe this to be true.

Even when God seems absent.

So, Lord… I believe. Help my unbelief.

For you ARE …  Good.

This I believe to be true, even when I do not. And this, too, is your gift.

And so… even as I wrestle with faith…
Even when the questions and the void seem bigger than the answers
or my definition of proof…. even then….  I know…  by your Spirit…    I KNOW…    that You …   are good.

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. For you are good.

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. For you are good.

You are good. You are Good.

You are …  Good.

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