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Articles by Pastor Bruce Naumann:

“No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made.  Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed.  But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are Read More
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I'll never forget the day I was working underneath my rusty, little pickup truck. I was foolishly banging around on the muffler without wearing any eye protection.  When a shower of rust and dust fell into my face, one tiny flake lodged firmly onto the surface of my eye. After a sleepless night of weeping, wiping, and Read More
(Text: Pastor Bruce Naumann; sung to the tune of TLH #87; see devotion, The Holy Spirit’s Christmas) 1. Joy to the world, the Spirit’s come! Thus we receive our Lord. His pow’rful Word prepares Him room, For His great gifts outpoured, For His great gifts outpoured, For His, for His great gifts outpoured. Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice to have Christmas twice each year? We all love the traditional food, carols, and decorations that go with the season. Giving and receiving gifts is nice too, and remind us of the greatest Gift which God gave when the Christ Child was born. Still, even if the Father had given His Son to us, and Jesus had given Himself for us Read More

Practice Makes Perfect

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Do you remember what it was like in grade school when it was time for a fire drill? “Line up, quickly and quietly,” the teacher would say. “No talking in line.” Out you go with your classmates onto the playground, where you wait for what seems like a long time. Finally, after the principal gets a head count of all the classes, the "all Read More

Wedding Address

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Dear family and friends of the bride and groom, and especially today, dear Jackie and Mac: The text you’ve chosen is a most appropriate one for your wedding day. The setting is Old Testament Israel, where the people had recently conquered the Canaanites under the leadership of Joshua. The Lord, going before them, had won the battles. He had Read More
(first written for the pastor’s column of a local newspaper) When someone speaks of menial labor, he’s probably talking about the kind of work that hardly anybody wants to do. The word menial originally meant household, which brings to mind all the chores that get done because, well, somebody has to do them. Who, after all, really wants Read More

A drive through the countryside shows that this year’s long harvest season is finally drawing to a close. After a very wet October and long backups at the grain elevators in November, the crops are finally in.

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that our annual Thanksgiving celebration comes at this time of year, at the close of the Read More