SED Update on Hurricane Matthew Flooding

This message starts with a prayer request for Shannon Janosko and family. Shannon’s son, Thomas Bradley Paige, died in the floods from Hurricane Matthew; he was in his late twenties. Shannon is the Parish Administrator at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest, NC. Although Hurricane Matthew is no longer a

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Commemoration of Philip the Deacon

Commemoration of Philip the Deacon October 11 The Lord be with you Today is the Commemoration of Philip the Deacon, also called the evangelist (Acts 21:8). He was one of the seven men appointed to assist in the work of the twelve apostles and of the rapidly growing Early Church

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Commemoration of Abraham

Commemoration of Abraham October 9 The Lord be with you Today is the Commemoration of Abraham in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Abraham (known early in his life as Abram) was called by God to become the father of a great nation (Genesis 12). At age seventy-five and in

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By the Cross Death was Slain

How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplated! In the cross there is no mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise: it is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death but life, not darkness

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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor

Commemoration of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor October 7 The Lord be with you Moving from Europe to the English colonies in America, Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg arrived in Charleston, SC, on September 23, 1742. He established the shape of Lutheran parishes for North America during a forty-five year ministry in Pennsylvania.

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PNG children receive Bible storybooks

Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) is working in Papua New Guinea. I just received the following update on their exciting work: The Word at Work in Papua New Guinea: “The kids couldn’t even wait ’til the end of the service; they just started grabbing the books and reading!” I recently travelled

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Luther on Baptism

In Baptism there is the promise of salvation (Mark 16:16): “He who believes, etc.” If anyone denies here, as the fanatical spirits do today, that righteousness and salvation are granted to an infant as soon as he is baptized; if anyone evades this promise in this way by saying that

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Murderer’s Row – book review

The Lord be with you Murderer’s Row is the fifth Pastor Stephen Grant thriller by Ray Keating. Grant, “man of God, and man with a Glock,” is a former Navy SEAL and CIA “annalist” and current Lutheran pastor. In Murderer’s Row he, Father Ron McDermott, Father Tom Stone and Pastor

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