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Keith Nolan Olmanson, longtime pastor of the CLC, was taken to be with the Lord on May 26, 2016. A victory service was held on June 2, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota. Keith Olmanson was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, on July 28, 1929, to Bennett and Helen (née Jacobson) Olmanson and was baptized on September 15. He was Read More

A Prayer For Our Pastor

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In his retirement Pastor Emeritus Arthur Schulz, Black River Falls, Wis., has perused archived copies of Lutheran periodicals for hymns and poems and shared them with our pastors. This hymn—which may be sung to the tune of TLH #483—first appeared in the Lutheran Witness of January 29, 1946. It was written by Adela Read More

Shooting Our Arrows

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Those who lived during the really cold war might recall that there was a red phone in the White House connected directly to one in the Kremlin.

You might also have heard someone compare the red phone scenario to prayer. Every Christian has a direct hot line to heaven and can beseech, thank, and praise God whenever Read More
“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.” (John 14:16, NIV 1984)
PARACLETE—It’s a name we probably don’t use too often in our prayers. It may ring strange in our ears when we sing it in hymns at church.

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SIN?

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“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Read More

In Honor of Grandparents

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September 8, 2013, is National Grandparents Day.

Since 1978 our country has officially recognized the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The statute gives the following purpose for the day: "...to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for Read More
A seductive goddess is ruling in America today. She made large advances in America about a hundred years ago, and since then she has amassed millions of followers from all walks of life.  Read More
(written after graduation 2012) Recently we enjoyed one of the highlights of each year—the closing concert of our CLC’s Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire was filled to capacity with worshipers who had the distinct privilege to hear both the student body Read More

A True Christian Love Song

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What Wondrous Love Is This—Words: Attributed to Alexander Means. This hymn is often sung during the Lenten season throughout the Church of the Lutheran Confession and the world. It's found in our Worship Supplement 2000 hymnal (#723), and the melody with its haunting modal or "mountain minor" character surely enhances Read More
Change and decay in all around I see.” So wrote Henry Lyte in his well-known hymn “Abide with Me” (TLH #552:2). “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has Read More