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Unto Us a Child Is Born

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A birth announcement can be one of the more joyful tasks a married couple may complete. Whether the Read More
Sometimes it helps to see a sequence of letters in print to understand what is being said. Consider a-p-a-r-t. When those letters are placed next to each other it means, ironically, that items are separated. They are “apart.” When the first two letters are separated, Read More
For most of us, the name Moses evokes powerful images. Moses standing before mighty Pharaoh. Moses leading the exodus from Egypt. Moses raising his staff over the Red Sea. Moses ascending Mount Sinai as it quaked and flamed with the presence of God. Moses smashing the tablets on which God Himself had written the Ten Commandments. Moses dying Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-FOURTH IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
If I started by telling you what it is, you might not read anything that follows. So let’s start by explaining its purpose and place in God’s plan. Near the end of Genesis 1, Moses writes, “So God created Read More

Life of Luther—1498-1503

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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series will culminate in the October 2017 issue with an account of his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses.
When Luther reflected upon his life, he would Read More
NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Imagine this: you are conducting the Sunday worship service, completely unaware that a commotion is brewing somewhere outside the church. The faint chanting of an Read More

Tom Naumann

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IN THE PIPELINE (SIXTH IN A SERIES) This series profiles the men and women who are preparing for the public teaching and preaching ministry at our Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 
Age: 25  Program: Seminary Year in School: Senior Where were you Read More
“We Send You On In Jesus’ Name.”  On Monday, January 2, 2017, a commissioning service for Missionary Todd Ohlmann was held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. CLC Board of Missions member Nathanael Mayhew officiated at the service, and synodical president Michael Eichstadt conducted the rite of installation. Pastor Read More
TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Verse Reading Comments Jan 2 TLH 123:1-4 Psalm 90:1-6 We have to admit that we are nothing next to God. What grace that He takes notice of us at all! Jan 3 TLH 123:5-6 Psalm 90:7-10 Even those sins we are not Read More

“The Eyes Have It”

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While that’s probably not the way you would normally see that sentence spelled (“The eyes have it”), it might well be the way Pastor Juan José Olvera would spell it these days. Pastor Olvera is a foreign affiliate of the CLC currently working in the Juárez area south of El Paso, Texas. He, like the Apostle Paul, helps to support himself and Read More