Freedom Isn’t Free

The Lord be with you Like many in my generation, my father was in WWII. He was a Marine. I was blessed that he came home with life and limb in tack. One of my brothers, and I, served in the Army. We both came home with life and limb

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Commemoration of Rosa J. Young, Educator

Commemoration of Rosa J. Young, Educator June 30 The Lord be with you Rosa Young is actually not on the liturgical calendar of the LC-MS, nor on any liturgical calendar of which I know. The committee that put our calendar together decided to not include any 20th century saints, so

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Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor

Commemoration of Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor June 28 The Lord be with you June 28 has been set aside on our liturgical calendars to remember Irenaeus of Lyons. His name means “peace,” and the English word irenic comes from the same Greek word as his name. It is also the

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Mercy & Compassion Notes from the SED

Flooding in West Virginia At this time thousands of people in West Virginia are still dealing with devastating flood waters and loss of power. Authorities continue to go door to door in search of people still unaccounted for. Please pray for the people affected by the rising waters. It is

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Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor

Commemoration of Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor June 27 The Lord be with you Today is the Commemoration of Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor, on the LC-MS calendar. He was born sometime around the year 376 and died in 444. Most liturgical calendars that recognize him (and that

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Commemoration of Jeremiah

Commemoration of Jeremiah June 26 The Lord be with you We celebrate, on June 26, the Commemoration of Jeremiah. The prophet Jeremiah was active as God’s prophet to the southern kingdom of Judah around 627 to 582 BC. As a prophet he preached, witnessed, and lived through the Babylonian siege

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Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

Commemoration of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession June 25 June 25 is the day set aside to commemorate the presentation of the Augsburg Confession. This is the document that was formally presented to the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, at the Diet of Augsburg, on June 25, 1530 (hence

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Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Feast of The Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24 The Lord be with you Today is set aside to celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. It is actually one of the earliest feasts on the calendar of the church. As it celebrates the birth of John the

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