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Archives From - November,2016

Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions No. Yes. “Conservative” means different things to different people. For some, a conservative church is one that uses a traditional liturgy or sings from the old hymnal. For others, conservative equals “strict,” as in, “You mean that your church is more conservative (strict) than the Missouri Synod?” A better word is […] Read More


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Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: Bread of Life
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Noted Date Verse Reading Comments [Festivals of the Church Year] Nov 1 TLH 190 Isaiah 35:1-10 Jesus brings redemption, peace, and joy to His people. Sorrow and sighing flee away! Nov 2 TLH 503 Isaiah 37:14-20 Hezekiah prays that […] Read More

All Saints’ Day A Minor Festival With Major Comfort

Written by Thomas Schuetze
Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: Lead Story
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“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints”  (Ephesians 1:18, NIV). As you read this article, there’s a festival fast approaching on the church year calendar. It’s a […] Read More

Carl Monrad “C. M.” Gullerud (1908-1995)

Written by Norman Greve
Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: In memory
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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of influential and important Lutheran leaders and theologians. Carl Monrad Gullerud was born into the Norwegian Synod in 1908. His father was a pastor in that synod, serving in Tracy, Minnesota; and when the majority agreed (in 1917) […] Read More

Gift of God Lutheran Church, Mapleton, North Dakota

Written by Nathanael Mayhew
Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: Missions,Newsletter
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Each month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with the latest news from various mission fields. If your last visit to the little town of Mapleton, North Dakota, was more than a year ago, you might not recognize it today. Mapleton, which serves as a bedroom community for Fargo, has benefitted from the recent […] Read More

Good News Transportation!

Written by Edward Starkey
Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: Missions,Notes from the field
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In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. When Jesus said; “Go into all  the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” He did not say how to get there. In the US we usually do all our going by car. But throughout the world, transportation for […] Read More

Heaven is Our Home!

Written by Paul Krause
Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: Devotions,End Times
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Elvis Presley sang “Home is where the heart is.” Computer techies would suggest “home is where your Wi-Fi connects automatically.” Poet Robert Frost said, “Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” How about you? Where is your “home?” After being gone from “home” with my wife to […] Read More
If William Walsham How, the author of this hymn, saw it in The Lutheran Hymnal, I think he might not entirely approve. The words in our hymnal are his, but the order is not; and three of the original stanzas have been left out. In this long hymn, How develops the theme of the Church […] Read More
(Numbers 13:25-14:10; Joshua 1:1-11) Should it be surprising to us that as Christians we are in the minority in this world (see Matthew 20:16b)? Is it startling that many are vehemently opposed to us when we bear witness to the truths of God out in the world (see John 15:18,19)? Is it a futile cause […] Read More

St. John’s Lutheran Church Okabena, Minnesota

Written by David Ahrens
Post Date: November, 2016
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles
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Snapshots of Congregations from Around the Church of the Lutheran Confession St. John’s Lutheran Church was founded in May of 1895 by German immigrant farmers in West Heron Lake Township, Jackson County, Minnesota. It started as a satellite congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, seven miles to the southeast. In 1904 a Christian day school […] Read More