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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS May 2016

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Post Date: May, 2016
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Noted Date / Biblical Events Noted / Verse / Reading Comments May 2 TLH 33 Joshua 4:1-9 It is important to remember from generation to generation what the Lord has done. May 3 TLH 167 Luke 23:1-46 Pilate could […] Read More

A New Covenant

Written by Andrew Schaller
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: New Testaments,Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of […] Read More

Arvid G.W. Gullerud, 1920-2015

Written by Robert List
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: In memory,News & Events
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IN MEMORIAM Arvid Gerhard Walter Gullerud was born on January 19, 1920, to Rev. Olaf and Sarah (Tyssen) Gullerud. The family lived about a mile from the small village of Glendorado, Minnesota. In 1934 he was confirmed by his father at nearby Norseland Lutheran Church. Shortly after this. his father passed away, and the family […] Read More

Get On the Bus

Written by Randy Wittorp
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: News & Events,Taking the gospel on tour
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TAKING THE GOSPEL ON TOUR In the latest installment of this series, former choir member Randy Wittorp shares his reflections on traveling with the Tour Choir of Immanuel Lutheran College. The time I spent on tour was some of the most memorable of my years at Immanuel. While many have the opportunity to see the […] Read More

Hymn 216 “On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build”

Written by Craig Owings
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,Series
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING  (Fifth in a Series on The Lutheran Hymnal) Why do we celebrate Ascension Day? Although most Reformed churches today largely ignore the event as a calendar item, we Lutherans do not. Theologians actually have much to say about the doctrine of Christ’s bodily ascension. They use fancy Latin […] Read More

Making Promises You Can’t Keep!

Written by Theodore Barthels
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: Confirmation,Devotions
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DEVOTION – CONFIRMATION “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who […] Read More

Rahab — A Reformed Prostitute

Written by Mark Gullerud
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Old Testaments,Series
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Sex sells, is sold, and enslaves human hearts. Businesses use sexual messages and imagery in their advertisements to sell their products. Human bodies are sold for sex in the age-old trade of prostitution. With the proliferation of pornography, especially on the internet, countless victims are enticed and ensnared. Satan, the chief enemy of our souls, […] Read More

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church Sister Lakes, Michigan

Written by David Schaller
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: Articles
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When a small Lutheran congregation was organized in the southwest corner of lower Michigan in January 1963, the name Redeemer was chosen. Over the years, those who have attended here have been assured that “It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed . . . but with the […] Read More

Siddhi, Nepal

Written by Todd Ohlmann
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: HCLCN,Missions,Notes from the field
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. During the last couple of weeks of January 2016, I had the privilege of traveling to Nepal on behalf of the CLC Board of Missions. Much was accomplished while I was there. I spent the first […] Read More

The Ongoing Conversation

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: May, 2016
Post Categories: Lead Story,New Testaments
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Lutheran theologian A.L. Graebner wrote of Christ’s ascension into heaven that it was “the glorious termination of His visible conversation with His church on earth” (Outlines of Doctrinal Theology). Writing in 1898, he was using the word conversation in the older sense of interaction. During His time in this world, especially during His three-year public ministry, […] Read More