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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St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor

St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor January 26 The Lord be with you Today is the festival of St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor. Technically this is a memorial day on our liturgical calendar (like the Conversion of St. Paul). Memorial days are not intended to change your regular Sunday morning worship

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Conversion of St. Paul

January 25 The Lord be with you Today is the Festival of the Conversion of St. Paul on our liturgical calendar. This festival has been on every Liturgical calendar in every English hymnal of the LC-MS. In spite of this, I don’t remember any congregation making a fuss about it

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Luther Quote

“May you ever cherish and treasure this thought. Christ is made a servant of sin, yea, a bearer of sin, and the lowliest and most despised person. He destroys all sin by Himself and says: “I came not to be served but to serve” (Matt. 20:28). There is no greater

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Mid-Week Bible Studies

Bible Study Preview We have two mid-week Bible studies here at Our Redeemer. One meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. The second meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM. Below is some information about what they will be covering in the coming months. Monday Bible Study The Monday evening

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KFUO hosts national leader on life issues

Wednesday, Jan. 20 | 2:30 p.m. Central time Listen on KFUO.org 2015 was a year of both tragedy and hope for the pro-life movement, especially in the wake of what was revealed by undercover videos (centerformedicalprogress.org) made public over several months. Court cases loom regarding abortion procedures and the HHS

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Charity Navigator Rates OGT “Top 10”

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-used evaluator of charities. Their mission is to provide donors ratings of a charity’s efficiency and productivity that is objective and Quantitative. Charity Navigator published a very high score of Orphan Grain Train (OGT) in early December 2015. Why is

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