Thursdays@Noon

Thursdays@Noon Every Thursday from 12:00-12:30 pm! Join the SED staff each and every Thursday at 12:00 pm for Thursdays@Noon! October 12: Welcoming Congregations…Welcoming Neighbors Rev. Dr. Yared Halche, SED Northern Region Facilitator, speaks this week about the new relationships that are developed as we learn to be people of welcome.

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We Remember Philip the Deacon

Commemoration of Philip the Deacon October 11 The Lord be with you Philip, also called the Evangelist (Acts 21:8) was one of the seven men appointed to assist in the work of the twelve apostles and of the rapidly growing Early Church by overseeing the distribution of food to the

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The Helplessness of Isolation

“Earlier he had spoken of “not neglecting to meet together” [Hebrews 10:25], and here he hints at it again [Hebrews 12:14]. For nothing so especially makes persons easily vanquished and subdued in temptations as isolation. For scatter a phalanx in war, and the enemy will have no trouble but will

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We Remember 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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The Vineyard of the Lord – a sermon

The Lord be with you Once again, my batteries died in my recorder. I’ve decided I need to replace my rechargeable batteries as they seem to no longer hold a charge. Therefore, I’m only posting the written text for today’s message. Included are also the scripture lessons and other “propers.”

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What’s In A Name?

101 Biblical Names and Titles of Jesus This list presents 101 biblical names and titles of Jesus and where they are located in Scripture. By studying the names and titles of Jesus, you can learn about His character, His nature, and how completely He cares for you. With 101 names

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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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Keep Focused or Get Distracted

SIN CLINGS. THEODORET OF CYR: The models of godliness are set before us on all sides, he is saying, in such vast numbers as to resemble a cloud in density and testify to the power of faith. Accordingly, let us keep our eyes on them, be light on our feet

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Everyday Belief

THE CREDAL. “I BELIEVE.” RUFINUS: “I believe,” therefore, is placed in the forefront [of the Apostles’ Creed], as the apostle Paul, writing to the Hebrews, says, “The one who comes to God must first of all believe that he is, and that he rewards those who believe on him.” The

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What’s a Bible Worth?

Ahmed “Will you consider printing Bibles in Iran?” “Ahmed” considered the question carefully. It had only been two years since he had turned his back on the emptiness of Islam and placed his faith in Jesus Christ. The Islamic government in Iran had made many promises but delivered only hopelessness

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