Check the Calendar

As long as I’ve been here, the events calendar on this blog has been frozen in a loop. It automatically posted Sunday Bible Study and worship. That’s it. No Advent services. No Christmas service. No council meetings. No voters meetings. No pot-luck gatherings. No meetings of our sleeping bag group.

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Transfiguration Sunday

The Transfiguration or Our Lord The Lord be with you Tomorrow is Transfiguration Sunday. On our calendar, Transfiguration Sunday always falls on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. The Epiphany season can have up to nine Sundays (counting Transfiguration Sunday) and as few as five (again counting Transfiguration). The length

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Jacob (Israel), Patriarch

Commemoration of Jacob (Israel), Patriarch February 5 The Lord be with you February 5 has been set aside to remember Jacob (Israel) on our liturgical calendar. Jacob, the third of the three Hebrew patriarchs, was the younger of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah. After wrestling with the Angel

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OGT News Flash

February 2016 Dear Friend of Orphan Grain Mid-Atlantic, We’re starting something new – a monthly email to keep you up to date on current happenings in and about the Mid-Atlantic Branch. You won’t have to wonder what’s going on between newsletters anymore because “News Flash” is here! Nicaragua Shipment –

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Lent Schedule

Places of the Passion This Lent, we will gather for a season to reflect on the places of the Passion. We will read through the entire Passion account as told by Luke, a small portion each week, and you won’t be surprised at the story. It’s a simple story, and

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What does the word “Lent” mean?

If I am honest, I love the meaning behind “liturgical” words. How cool is it to know that “advent” means “coming.” The “Advent Season” is the time prior to Christmas and we anticipate the coming of Jesus in time, in our lives and yet to be at his Second Advent

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John Chrysostom, Preacher

Commemoration of John Chrysostom, Preacher January 27 The Lord be with you Chrysostom was not John’s last name, not really. It is Greek for “golden-mouthed.” That is what first his parishioners called him, and soon so did everyone else. St. John Chrysostom was a dominant force in the fourth-century Christian

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Feasts, Festivals & Commemorations

The Lord be with you If you are a student of the “liturgical year” you will notice that it is anything but fixed. Sure some days, like Christmas, are fixed, but there are a tremendous number of days that are not. For example, in the Lutheran Service Book we set

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