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April 2015

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Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:8-9)  Amazing! Two verses from the Bible—one complete sentence—pretty much summarizes for me, what I’ve been wanting for you this […]

March 2015

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Lent is upon us and by the time you read this we will have already worshipped and communed together at the Lord’s Table on the second Sunday of this sacred season. How time flies! With that in mind I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you what’s around the corner as we get ever […]

February 2015

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Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. (Palm 16:1) I don’t usually do this in my newsletter articles, but I’d like to address a couple things I said in my sermon on Sunday, January 25th. You won’t know what I’m talking about if you weren’t in church that Sunday, but […]

January 2015

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To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the […]

December 2014

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Sermon series—I like them and dislike them at the same time. This time of year, sermon series are popular in our Lutheran Churches because companies like Concordia Publishing House make worship products for Advent. Every year a new package comes out a church can buy which has everything a pastor needs to preach during Advent. […]

May 2014

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Easter greetings to you, and God’s peace be upon you. The entire month of May we’ll continue worshipping our Lord in the Easter season. What a blessing to continue living in the joy of Christ’s resurrection, and the assurance that we have everlasting life with, and through Jesus. We look forward to Ascension, Pentecost, and […]

April 2014

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easter cross

We will continue our “Restored in Christ” series during Holy Week and Easter. In this series by Concordia Seminary professor Joel Biermann, we have been facing together the brokenness of our world and lives, turning it over to Christ so we can be restored by Him through the cross.

March 2014

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About “Restored in Christ”: a series of services for Lent The season of Lent is a time for us to face together the brokenness of our world and our lives, and then turn it over to Christ so that we can be restored by him through the cross. Written by Concordia Seminary professor Joel Biermann, […]

February 2014

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You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)   Dear friends, Recently I was asked if I could share with everybody again some notes I made a few years ago regarding the services and hymns we use […]

January 2014

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Dear friends,   Some churches have these sayings for New Year’s on their sidewalk signs:   Changing calendar…Unchanging God! God can make all things new—even you. Jesus adds life to your years, and years to your life. New Year, same God. New Year promises? God never breaks his.   These are just a small sample […]