Michael Middaugh

Michael Middaugh currently serves as Lead Pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD. He comes to the Washington DC area after stops in St. Louis, Chicago, and most recently Minneapolis where he served a small Lutheran church in the city. Michael attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis which is a seminary of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod, after receiving a BA in psychology from Baylor University. Michael is passionate about urban ministry and the need for healthy, thriving Christian community that can support and care for the broader needs of those living in the city. Michael is originally from Little Rock, Ark, is married to a wonderful gal from Texas, and is father to two young children, Scarlett and Jude. In his downtime you can find Michael visiting local wineries or rooting for the Baylor Bears.

Mine Eyes Have Seen Thy Salvation

In our very best moments, such as being captivated by a worship service, experiencing beauty in music, the love of a companion, we may feel that we have come in contact with something great, something we wish we could hold onto or make to last forever. But nothing ever does.

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Hope Draws Near

For the believer, Advent is not about probabilities, but promises. It is a chance to once again look into the promises of old and see how God for hundreds of years laid out a plan of salvation for his people. Then, Christmas is promises realized. It is the fulfilment of hope, and for those who saw this new savior there was no doubting that he was enough. Enough to right the wrongs of our world, enough to give peace to those longing, enough to provide forgiveness to the seemingly unforgivable.

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