Commemoration of Lucia, Martyr

Commemoration of Lucia, Martyr December 13 The Lord be with you Another post-Biblical saint newly introduced to the liturgical calendar of the LC-MS with the introduction of the Lutheran Service Book is Lucia (Lucy) who was martyred around the year 304. Her memory was venerated at an early date, and

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Prison Life – a sermon

The Lord be with you The sermon for Advent 3 focused on John the Baptist as he sat in jail prior to his execution. Does this dismal end mean John’s faith is lacking? What about us when things aren’t working out? Blessings in Christ, Pastor

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A Tremendous Yearning

The Lord be with yoiu Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was a French Abbot and the primary reformer of the Cistercian Order. In this quote, I found in Forum Letter, volume 45 Number 11 (November 2016), he reflects on some of the value in remembering the saints, and also what it

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O Little Town of Bethlehem – homily

The Lord be with you The homily for our second Wednesday Advent service was inspired by the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” This short message looks at the background and then the meaning of the song’s words. Following the homily video is a second video of the actual song,

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Commemoration of Nicholas of Myra, Pastor

Commemoration of Nicholas of Myra, Pastor Tuesday, December 6, 2011 The Lord be with you Today is the commemoration of Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra. Yes, Virginia, there really was a St. Nicholas and he lived in the mid 300’s. However the only rock solid, indisputable fact we know about

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