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Nathan Aksel Buck

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Age: 24 Program: Education Year in School: Senior Where were you born? Eau Claire, Wisconsin, born and raised. Married? Unmarried? Tell us about your family.  I’m engaged to be married to my wonderfully beautiful and talented girlfriend, Jessica Salter. I’m the oldest of four children: three Read More
Graduation services were recently held at the two schools in Kenya that are supported by our CLC Project KINSHIP. Twenty-six eighth graders at St. David’s, Etago, completed their final year on the hillside campus. Some two hundred miles northeast, nine eighth graders were the first graduating class of Emmaus Hill Lutheran School in Moi’s Read More

Resolutions Worthy of Resolve

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COVER STORY – NEW YEAR
Sometimes more is less and less is more. Consider the word resolve. The word mostly conjures up positive images. To resolve is to make a firm commitment to fix a problem or to fill a deficiency. From the same Latin root comes our word resolute—also basically positive. Someone who is Read More

What’s in a Name?

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DEVOTION – NAME OF JESUS
“And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)  Though not often descriptive today, there have been many names in times past with meaning behind Read More
TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymns Reading Comments Jan 1 WS 782/LSB 726 Psalm 1 Walk with the Lord in the new year, for He will watch over your way. Jan 2 TLH 532 Luke 1:26-38 Mary trusted the Lord to guide her life in whatever way He considered best for Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING
For most, the turning of the year is a time of personal reckoning. We look at where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the future. Often, this yearly appraisal can be discouraging because we notice how many things we have either left undone or done poorly in the previous Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
When I was attending grade school, some of the biggest infractions were chewing gum in class, throwing chalk, and running in the hallways. When caught, most kids were quick to proclaim their innocence. Who, me? was uttered with a feigned look of surprise. One boy was so good at this Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”  (Hebrews 13:3) Jesus forewarned us that it wouldn’t be easy being Christians (Luke 9:23). Since unbelievers persecuted Jesus, they will also persecute Read More
UNDERSTANDING THE CULTS — JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES In this twelve-part series we are taking 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.
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The Apostles’ Creed

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“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. The series will survey the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions.
Throughout the Bible, God provides His people with concise summaries of Read More