Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist

Feast of St Mark, Evangelist April 25 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of St. Mark, Evangelist. Mark was the author of the second Gospel, which he composed, according to some Early Church Fathers, when the Christians in Rome asked him to write down the preaching

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Commemoration of Johann Walter, Kantor

Commemoration of Johann Walter, Kantor April 24 The Lord be with you One of the great blessings of the Lutheran Reformation is its strong endorsement of “the arts” as a blessing from God in our lives and a wonderful aid in worship. This included paintings, sculpture, cloth, woodcuts, and so

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Hymn Study Schedule [refreshed]

The Lord be with you What a blessing our hymns are! They are a joy to sing and, due to the richness of their content, they strengthen us spiritually to face life with a spring in our step. Our Thursday study (10:00 AM) has been reviewing the words of many

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Johannes Bugenhagen, Commemoration

The Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen April 20 The Lord be with you Today, on the calendar used in the LC-MS, is recognized as the Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen. Born in Eastern Pomerania in June 24, 1485, Bugenhagen studied humanism in Greifswald and was ordained as priest before holding diverse positions

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Every Sunday Communion?

The Lord be with you Augsburg Confession Article VII: The Church Our churches teach that one holy Church is to remain forever. The Church is the congregation of saints [Psalm 149:1] in which the Gospel is purely taught and the Sacraments are correctly administered. For the true unity of the

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Engaging Asia in Mission

He is risen! He is risen indeed! The rallying cry of Easter resounds throughout the rest of the church year. Christians celebrate every Sunday as a mini-Easter; for each Divine Service we gather to receive the gifts of God. There God serves His people. He bestows the benefits of Christ’s

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from Issues, Etc.

Dear Pastor, During a recent interview with Pastor Matt Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, he paraphrased Friedrich Wyneken, second president of the LCMS on “The Priesthood of All Believers and the Office of Pastor.” Our pastors uphold the rights of the spiritual priesthood and encourage them in every

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Testimony of a Former Lesbian

The Lord be with you Earlier this week I attended a conference of which the topic was the homosexuality/transgender/etc. culture in the USA and how we might address it as Christians committed to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. One of the presenters was Beth Ogne. I felt her testimony

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