Sunday Thoughts for October 21

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday is Pentecost 22 (October 21). For our liturgy we will be using the fourth setting of the Divine Service (LSB 203). This service has fewer chanting parts and most of the chants are more hymn-like. This setting was first introduced with Lutheran

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Theology for Mercy – a review

The Lord be with you When a disaster hits, say a hurricane or earthquake, the Church is quick to swing into action. We do this almost as a natural reflex. However, sometimes, our natural reflexes are in error. When Jesus tells us, “Do not resist the one who is evil.

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Sunday Thoughts for October 14

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday (Pentecost 21; October 14) we will be using Matins for our liturgy. We will be using Matins for October and November on the Sundays we do not celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Matins was one of the “Prayer Hours” developed in the monasteries

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Ordinance of a Common Chest – a review

The Lord be with you The Reformation brought with it a great deal of social upheaval. The lands that embraced the Reformation had to reexamine many aspects of their social lives, which had been under sway of Rome for centuries. Some of those places that needed to be considered were

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