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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments Sep 1 TLH 578 Acts 22:22-29 Paul’s Roman citizenship was a blessing to him and helped him advance the Gospel. Does God use your citizenship to do the same? Sep 2 TLH 350 Hosea Read More

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.’” (Mark 16:15 NIV84)

The story is told of a doctor back in the day who moved from the East to a small Midwestern town. One of his first patients was a man who was afflicted with a vexing skin Read More
The beginning of our title should sound familiar, as they are the words of Jesus recorded for us in Mark 16:15. The second half of the title is also an encouragement from our Lord, but more on that later. I wonder how many of our readers have traveled in foreign lands? And of those who Read More
One of the blessings that we enjoy as members of a congregation of like-minded Christians is the opportunity for joint prayer. Though the Lord assures us that our individual prayers are both heard and answered, He also encourages us to join our hearts in prayer when we are gathered for worship. He promises that if as few as two of us agree in what Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT “How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7) In the hierarchy of human body parts, feet don’t get a lot of love. Gallons of poetic ink Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? Read More

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BEST. JOB. EVER! Are you a young person pondering a career? Have you considered becoming a pastor, or a Christian day school teacher? This twelve-part series is meant to coincide with the work of the President’s Committee on Partners in the Public Ministry (CPPM). Its aim is to help you think more deeply about the great importance—and many Read More


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ERROR’S ECHO In this new series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and theology.
When Marcion arrived in Rome in Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Profiles of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession
“Hody, Hody, Hody!” I could hear it all the way up front (not that it’s really all that far in our cozy congregation). One of our younger members was joyfully joining in with the liturgy. Another time I blessed the Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
And a vision appeared to Read More