Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion

The Lord be with you Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. The final two weeks are the two week prior to Easter. These two weeks have been called Passiontide and the Sunday’s called the First and Second Sunday of the Passion. The Second Sunday of the Passion has also been called

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The Virgin Mary and the Ark

The Lord be with you The most recent issue of Concordia Theological Quarterly (a journal I get) was uniformly good (that is, I was interested in all the articles). Arthur Just, one of the professors I had back when we were both younger, wrote an excellent article on “Luther’s Hermeneutic

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Holy Week – Background

The Lord be with you Holy Week is fast approaching. This week is the apex of the Church year just as it is the apex of the four Gospels. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday. It is, therefore, eight days. In Matthew’s gospel Holy Week

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The story of David and Goliath – sermon text

Lenten Blessings, Well once again the weather is not cooperating. Like our local schools and many businesses, our office is closed today and we will be canceling our Wednesday soup supper and worship service this evening. Below is the message that would have been preached, along with the scripture lessons.

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Jesus Is The Greater Asher

JESUS, The Blessed Asher, for Whose Sake All Believing Christians Will Be Called Blessed (Gen. 30[:13]). When Leah saddled a young son (by her servant Zilpah) she named him Asher, “Blessed One,” saying, “The daughters will call me blessed.” She was certain that this would be Jesus Christ’s ancestor, and

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We Remember Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

Festival of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus March 19 The Lord be with you Joseph was, of course, the husband of Mary and the step-father of Jesus. While he has been honored throughout the Christian centuries for his faithful devotion in helping Mary raise her Son, his popularity has increased

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In the Words of St. Patrick

Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland March 17 The Lord be with you Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389 AD he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve

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