We Remember Philemon and Onesimus

Commemoration of Philemon and Onesimus February 15 The Lord be with you On the liturgical calendar used in the LCMS, today is recognized as the Commemoration of Philemon and Onesimus. The Eastern Church recognizes Onesimus on this day (not Philemon), calling him “Apostle Onesimus.” They were introduced into the Lutheran

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The Shadow of Christ: Joel – a sermon

This year’s Wednesday Lent messages focus on Christ reflected in the Old Testament. In stead of using the standard prophecies, most of the messages will focus on stories often not considered under this topic. This Ash Wednesday message focuses on the prophet Joel, a man we know surprisingly little about.

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About Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It falls 46 days before Easter, meaning it can be as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. For those who have always heard that Lent is 40 days, you are correct. That is because

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We Remember the Martyr, St. Valentine

Commemoration of Saint Valentine, Martyr February 14 The Lord be with you Today is, of course, Valentine’s Day as well as Ash Wednesday this year. The greeting card companies and florists love it, at least the Valentine part The origins of a day to remember Valentine reaches back to the

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We Remember Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos

Commemoration of Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos February 13 The Lord be with you On the LC-MS liturgical calendar February 13 is the Commemoration of Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos. It is also recognized by Orthodox congregations for Aquilla and Priscilla (sorry Apollos). Aquila and his wife, Priscilla (Prisca), were Jewish contemporaries

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Lifting the Veil – a sermon

Our Epistle lesson for Transfiguration Sunday came from 2 Corinthians. In that reading, St. Paul makes a surprising use of an Old Testament story from the book of Exodus to make his point about the central message of the entire Bible. This message examines Paul’s thought.

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We Remember Silas, co-worker of Peter and Paul

Commemoration of Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul February 10 The Lord be with you Timothy had delivered Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians but Silas (also known as Silvanus) delivered his second letter. Apparently Silas had become Paul’s new deputy. He plays an important role in

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We Remember Jacob (Israel)

Commemoration of Jacob (Israel), Patriarch February 5 The Lord be with you February 5 has been set aside to remember Jacob (Israel) on our liturgical calendar. Jacob, the third of the three Hebrew patriarchs, was the younger of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah. After wrestling with the Angel

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