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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS February 2018

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Verse Reading Comments Feb 1 TLH 603 Isaiah 25:1-9 The “shroud” that covers all people (death) is taken away by the Lord. He is our refuge. Feb 2 TLH 277 Matthew 11:25-30 We are Christians because God has Read More

“Gossiping is no big deal.”

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Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: I'm Glad You Asked,Series
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READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (GOSSIP) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
As I write these words, I am seated at my desk, fully armed. I’m not expecting any trouble, it’s just that my weapon is with me at all times, even when I go to church. It’s so much a part of me that I never even think Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-SIXTH IN A SERIES)

Why “-y”?

In some cases converting an English noun into an adjective is as easy as adding a “y.” Sleep becomes sleepy. Dream dreamy. Silk silky. And yet, the addition of “y” in certain instances can actually reverse a meaning. Consider the word Read More

More Than a Feeling

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Post Date: February, 2018
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COVER STORY – TRANSFIGURATION
Life on earth has been described as peaks and valleys. Even within a single day, we can feel euphoric one moment and despondent the next. While experiencing a joyful moment, we often long to extend it and make that time last just a little longer. Peter, upon witnessing Jesus’ Read More

That’s the Way I Heard It

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Post Date: February, 2018
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Most people have heard of, if not played, the telephone game. In this party pastime a leader whispers a tricky word or phrase to the next person in line. This message is then passed along until the last individual in line reveals what he believes he has heard. Hilarity may ensue as the garbled phrases are compared to the original. Whether the Read More

The Day a Whole Congregation was Confirmed

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Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Missions,Notes from the field
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
From the Missionary’s Blog, December 11, 2011: “Today the entire congregation at Moi’s Bridge, Kenya, was confirmed, and adult confirmands received the Lord’s Supper Read More

The Gospel of Jesus Christ Gives Real Meaning to Our Lives

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Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
(Please read Ecclesiastes 2.) Many find Ecclesiastes rather gloomy. They think it says that life and everything in it are meaningless. What it actually says is that life is meaningless “under the sun.” (verse 11) That expression limits the view to that of a life on earth without Read More

The Power of Faith

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Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.”   (Hebrews 11:30-31) Hebrews 11 has been called “The Honor Roll of the Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION
As I am writing this, Watertown is expecting a major weather system to be coming through in the near future. Unfortunately, this will bring an end to the unseasonably warm weather we have been enjoying and give Read More

Unrest in Church and State 1524-1525

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Post Date: February, 2018
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517.
Carlstadt Luther often had reason to be Read More