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Advent Is for Expectation

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COVER STORY – ADVENT
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,”  as the old song goes. We see it all around us: lights and decorations, Christmas songs, Christmas shopping, and the planning of Christmas events. Even without a calendar, you would know that Christmas is coming soon. You may Read More
DEVOTION – JOHN THE BAPTIST
Pick one of today’s more “popular” preachers with a large following. Maybe it would be Joel Osteen with his average attendance of 52,000. Or maybe it would be the “Purpose Driven” preacher, Rick Warren, with his average attendance of 22,000. Regardless of the numerically popular Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING
Have you ever noticed that “firsts” seem to have special interest for us? We remember them as being particularly notable. For example, • First humans: Adam and Eve, created on the sixth day of Creation. • First President of the United States of America elected after Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
In the history of the kings that followed King David, those kings are often compared to him. Sometimes it is by contrast: “. . . was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.” (1 Kings 15:3) At other times it is favorable: “Asa Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:1-2 ESV) Sometimes, at the end of the New Testament epistles, we get some parting words that can feel like a hodge-podge. It’s kind of like Read More

The Mormons

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UNDERSTANDING THE CULTS — MORMONISM In this twelve-part series we will take a brief look at some of the major cults, past and present, that have found adherents in the United States. Your pastor can help you if you’d like a more in-depth study of a particular group.
Typically, cults are characterized by Read More
“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of the Book of Concord. After this month’s introduction, the series will survey the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions.
In the Christian church, the study of Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION
The beginnings of Luther Memorial Church go back to events that took place even before its formal establishment in 1960. Its organization in February of that year had not been planned or undertaken in the Read More

Downsizing Christmas

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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT
Have you thought of downsizing? It might sound a little negative. Advertisers and even our own nature suggest to us that more is better. However, downsizing has become trendy. Baby boomers who no longer need a large house and a garage filled with lawn equipment and sports gear are getting rid Read More