iNeighborhood at Our Redeemer

The Lord be with you What a blessing to have representatives from our district present the concepts behind “iNeighborhood” at Our Redeemer today. We heard many exciting things that can make a positive difference right here and will certainly give us topics to talk about in the days ahead. Here

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We Remember Cyprian of Carthage

Commemoration of Cyprian of Carthage, Pastor and Martyr September 16 The Lord be with you Cyprian (around 200-258 AD) was born in Carthage, North Africa, where he became a lawyer and a university lecturer. He did not become a Christian until he was about 46, and yet, within two years

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Plague

It was lonely in the streets of Goldberg, Silesia. The month was December in the year of our Lord 1353, and it was lonely that Christmas Eve. In the early 1330’s an outbreak of bubonic plague occurred in China and by October of 1347 it had spread to Europe. The

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Holy Cross Day (Festival)

The Lord be with you September 14 is Holy Cross Day, a festival that dates back to the fourth century AD. It commemorates Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, finding what she believed to be the True Cross (the cross on which Jesus was crucified). As the Church

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Thoughts for Gardeners

Abraham labored diligently even though he was a rich landowner; for idleness is the beginning of every vice, and the devil’s pillow. Oh dear Lord Jesus, help me not to be ashamed of blisters on my hands. Work has been sanctified, commended, and blessed by You. Abraham was almost 110

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Help Local OGR with Hurricane Aid

Disaster Relief Items Needed for Florida Your help is urgently needed! Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic Branch is planning to ship cleaning supplies and Hygiene Kits to Florida victims of Hurricane Irma as soon as possible. Relief workers need 5 gallon buckets, large sponges, large heavy trash bags, dust masks, safety

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Lutherans Making A Difference in Hurricane Relief

Lutherans continue to make a difference after back-to-back hurricanes As LCMS World Relief and Human Care and its LCMS Disaster Response now answer the call for two hurricanes, it’s important that the kindness being expressed across the Synod continues in the aftermath of these catastrophes. LCMS Disaster Response is committed

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