Jesus, Lead Thou On – Hymn/Bible Study

Jesus, Lead Thou On Luke 12:32; 1 Peter 2:20b–21; 1 Corinthians 10:13; James 1:12 (Lutheran Service Book 718) Words by: Nicolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-60) alt. Background Count Nicolas von Zinzendorf was born in Dresden, the son of a wealthy nobleman whose family had Pietistic sympathies. When he grew up

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Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

Festival of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist August 29 The Lord be with you Today is set aside to remember the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. In contrast to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (observed on June 27), this festival commemorates his beheading by the

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We remember Augustine of Hippo

Commemoration of Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian August 28 The Lord be with you We remember Augustine of Hippo today. He was one of the greatest of the Latin Church Fathers and a significant influence in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. Augustine was born Aurelius Augustinus, November

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Choose Your Heroes Wisely – a sermon

The Lord be with you Below you will find the text for today’s sermon with some additional material. This is what I have in the pulpit. I accidentally did not record this message so there is no audio copy. No preached sermon of mine is exactly the same as what

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We remember Monica, Mother of Augustine

Commemoration of Monica, Mother of Augustine August 27 The Lord be with you Monica (333 – 387) was the devoted mother of Augustine of Hippo, who wrote extensively of her virtues and his life with her in his Confessions. (Monica is the traditional spelling of her name. However, a fragment

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What Happened in Lutheran History on August 26?

The Lord be with you The German Lutherans started arriving in Pennsylvania in 1683 under the leadership of Frank Pastorius, and many more followed. The Lutheran colonists built two new churches, including one in Trappe, Pennsylvania, near whose walls their famous leader Henry Melchior Mühlenberg was later buried. (Mühlenberg is

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This is My Body

Well might Luther write upon the table at Marburg: “This is My body;” simple words, framed by infinite wisdom so as to resist the violence and all the ingenuity of men. Rationalism in vain essays to remove them with its cunning, its learning, an its philosophy. Fanaticism gnashes its teeth

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St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Festival of St. Bartholomew, Apostle August 24 The Lord be with you The name “Bartholomew,” as this disciple is referred to in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and the book of Acts, means “the son (bar) of Tolmai (tholomew).” In the Gospel of John we discover his personal name, Nathanael. He was

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