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“This is most certainly true!”

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Apostles’ Creed,Series
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Introduction & Part One of a Series Let us first give some introductory comments, starting with the basic fact that “A creed is a statement (written or spoken) of what a person believes.” (p. 89, Luther’s Catechism, Sydow ed.) The Apostles' Creed is one of the three ecumenical (general or Read More

A True Christian Love Song

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Articles,Miscellaneous
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What Wondrous Love Is This—Words: Attributed to Alexander Means. This hymn is often sung during the Lenten season throughout the Church of the Lutheran Confession and the world. It's found in our Worship Supplement 2000 hymnal (#723), and the melody with its haunting modal or "mountain minor" character surely enhances Read More

Another Mass Murder

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Editorials,Editors Comments
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Words cannot express the horror experienced in the Connecticut city where a young man murdered his mother at home, then entered the kindergarten classroom in a local school, shooting to death twenty children and six others on the school staff. After the rampage, the killer killed himself. A number of Scriptures come to mind, including: Read More

In memory of Adelgunde Frieda Schaller

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: In memory,News & Events
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In memory of James Charles Pelzl

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: In memory,News & Events
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Family, friends, and former Read More

LOVE: Valentine’s Day or Every Day?

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Devotions,Valentines Day
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On the day when the world celebrates “love” with flowers, cards, candy, and various other trinkets, what part does it play in the Christian life? Actually, the love celebrated on Valentine’s Day by the world is not the love that the Christ-believer celebrates every day. Valentine’s Day is a day in which sensuality, materialism, and Read More

Smudged Face = Clean Heart?

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Ash Wednesday,Devotions
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 “Tradition...tradition!”   Some of you may be humming or singing the catchy tune from Fiddler on the Roof by now. As good Lutherans, we know it isn’t only the Jewish faith that is rife with tradition. Our Lutheran heritage too has handed down many customs and traditions over the centuries. Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Fellowship,Series
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(Fifth of eight installments) As we study the Scriptures, we soon learn that there is another very special evil that is always threatening to spoil the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. In fact, it is this evil that first spoiled the relationship between God and our first parents in Paradise. What is this evil? It is Read More

The Lord’s Prayer An Antidote for Anxiety

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Articles,Discourses of Christ
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The author C. S. Lewis once said that he did not care to read newspapers. He felt that accounts of what was happening far from home distracted him from what was happening close to home. He believed that he needed to pay more attention to friends and neighbors whom he could help or befriend and pay less attention to Read More

The Privilege of Prayer

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Post Date: February, 2013
Post Categories: Church Year
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“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them”  (Psalm 145:18-19)
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could pick up the telephone and talk to the President of the United States and Read More