Sunday Thoughts for November 11

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday will be November 11 and Veterans’ Day on the civil calendar. On the liturgical calendar it will be Pentecost 25 and the Commemoration of Martin of Tours, Pastor. I assume everyone knows about Veterans’ Day and maybe its background, but fewer know

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In Memory of C.B.

The Lord be with you On October 24, a pastor of our district went to be with the Lord. Our district sends out notification to pastors when one of us dies. The notification concerning Pastor C.B. was, in my opinion, quite inspiring. Therefore, I am sharing it with you. The

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Perez and Jesus

JESUS, The Mighty Perez, a Breacher and Breaker (Gen. 28:29) When Perez was born, he injured his mother’s womb, which is why he was named Perez, “breacher, shatterer, breaker.” This Perez is one of the ancestors of our Lord Jesus (Matt. 1:3; Ruth 4:18). He also portrays our Lord Jesus

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The Thread of Life

JESUS CHRIST’S Scarlet Blood Signified by the Scarlet Thread on Zerah’s Hand (Gen. 38:28). Zerah was marked with a scarlet thread on his hand, just as Rahab, in Joshua 2:18 below, marked her house with a scarlet ribbon and was preserved. In this our dear forebears saw the scarlet blood

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News from the District

New voice in the Mission and Ministry Office Taylor Holmes is the new primary person to answer the phones in the Mission and Ministry office. Sirpa Quinn has been answering the calls for over 20 years and has now moved into a part-time position continuing to work in district communication

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Sunday Thoughts for Reformation Sunday

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday (October 28) we will observe as Reformation Sunday. Reformation Day is actually October 31 because that is the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the castle church door. While the Reformation impacted the entire history of the world, Lutherans tend

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