Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

Festival of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus March 19 The Lord be with you Joseph was, of course, the husband of Mary and the step-father of Jesus. While he has been honored throughout the Christian centuries for his faithful devotion in helping Mary raise her Son, his popularity has increased

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Saint Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland March 17 The Lord be with you Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389 AD he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve

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The Way, the Truth, the Life

A prayer from Chrysostom, quoted by Johann Gerhard: We give You thanks, O Lord, because You have provided us with three things: to know the truth, which we did not know because we were holding to falsity; to know the way, because we did not know through what way we

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Lenten Service Canceled

The Lord be with you We are having a “Snow Day.” While the roads are passable now, they will freeze this evening. It seems wise, therefore, to cancel tonight’s (3/15/17) Lenten service and meal. I will record the message and post it on the blog later today. Stay safe. Blessings

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The Poverty of Christ

But He [Christ] became poor with His emptying, humiliation, and assumption of the form of a servant. For that reason, He was born poor in a stable, He rested in the lap of a poor mother, He lay down in a poor hut. The Wise Men gave Him a gift

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Christ for Every Age

God could have created Jesus as an adult man, like he did for Adam. He came, instead, as a babe in Bethlehem. Why? In describing the work of Jesus, Johann Gerhard cites favorably the Early Church Father Irenaeus (130-202) who gives a good reason. Christ sanctified every age through that

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Thinking About Abraham – a sermon

The Lord be with you Today’s message is based on a “typological” understanding of our Old Testament lesson (Genesis 12:1-9). I accidentally did not record the message, so I recorded it when I got home. Therefore the recording does not have a “live” feel. Still, the words are basically the

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