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MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Madison Heights, Michigan has been on full mission status since 2005. Over the years, this congregation certainly has seen its ups and downs. Most recently, they endured a pastoral vacancy of more Read More

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments Aug 1 WS 795 Daniel 12:1-13 What comfort we have in the promise of our resurrections! “You will rest, and then at the end of days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.” Aug 3 TLH Read More

God Called Me by the Gospel

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I certainly believe that the Lord works conversions, I just don’t think my actions always show it. If you’re like me, you find it comfortable—even exciting—to share God’s Word with those you find agreeable. If they look like me, share similar interests, and carry a friendly demeanor, Read More
Teachers get a great deal of mail for professional development opportunities. I’m sure other professions do, too. Books, seminars, and subscription services all make their case for offering essential knowledge. Continued learning opportunities are an important part of doing a job well, but Read More
The most famous hymn Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1874) ever wrote was Abide with Me! Fast Falls the Eventide, but not far behind is Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven. With this poem, Lyte gave the world a text that not only praises God with high alleluias but also recounts His loving mercy toward Read More


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The Hebrew word for portion occurs frequently in the Old Testament. The concept behind the word is that of division. Certain possessions may be divided up, with portions being given to various people (for example, Genesis 14:24). Or, someone may divide off a piece of land and give a portion to Read More
“My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine Read More

The Most Responsibility

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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 Read More

The Ebionite Error

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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.
Humanly speaking, the perfect union Read More