Festival of St. 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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Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion

Palm/Passion Sunday The Lord be with you This coming Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Sunday. It is now known as either “Palm Sunday” or the “Sunday of the Passion.” When I was a child the common hymnal in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LC-MS) was The Lutheran Hymnal

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Holy Week

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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SED Congregational News and Events‏

ESL (English as a Second Language) Grant The Southeastern District, in partnership with Lutheran Immigrant and Refugees Service has received a grant to resource and network congregations who are offering ESL classes. If you currently have a program, please contact Yared Halche. LCEF Sunday LCEF Sunday is April 17. “Looking

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Commemoration of Perpetua and Felicitas, Martyrs

On March 7, 202, the woman Perpetua and Felicitas were martyred for their Christian Faith in Carthage, Africa. They were arrested and executed because they were “catechumens.” A “catechumen” is a person who is undergoing basic instruction in the Christian Faith. Their teacher (Saturus), called a “catechist,” was also arrested

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In Quest of a Historical Angle – a review

The Lord be with you I have read someplace that the study of history has declined in the academic world, that many universities have even eliminated their history departments. I know of at least one university where the history department was eliminated and the courses were absorbed into the humanities

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