The frightening shamelessness

The zeitgeist is most visible, perhaps, in the frightening shamelessness that marks our age. It shows itself in dress, literature, art, and music – through their expressions of inner disunity and separation from the Creator, and through their appeal to the lowest human instincts. At a deeper level, it can

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Sunday Thoughts for February 17

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday (February 17) is the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Epiphany 6). We will be using the second setting of the Divine Service configured for Communion. The appointed lessons are Jeremiah 17:5–8; 1 Corinthians 15:1–20; and Luke 6:17–26. The sermon text will be

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Heroes and Villains – Book Review

Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story Author: Ray Keating Paperback 61 pages The pistol packing pastor, Stephen Grant, is back. The former Navy SEAL and CIA agent turned Lutheran Pastor, continues to care for his flock at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in Long Island. The Assistant Pastor

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Sunday Thoughts for February 10

The Lord be with you, This coming Sunday (February 10) is the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, if you like being wordy. If not, it is Epiphany 5. It is also the Commemoration of Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul. While Timothy had delivered Paul’s first letter

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Sunday Thoughts for February 3

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday, February 3, will be the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Epiphany 4). Some of our sister congregations will be celebrating it as The Feast of the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of our Lord (transferred). The actual date for this feast is

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Sunday Thoughts for January 27

The Lord be with you Hello This coming Sunday will be, aside from January 27, the Third Sunday after Epiphany (Epiphany 3). It is also the Commemoration of John Chrysostom, Preacher. We will remember him in our prayers, but I thought you might like to know a bit more about

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Sunday Thoughts for December 30

The Third Day of Christmas December 27, 2018 The Lord be with you This coming Sunday is the First Sunday after Christmas, or simply Christmas 1. It is also the sixth day of Christmas and December 30, 2018. The Christmas season lasts just twelve days and so the maximum number

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