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Pastor Em. Daniel Feischer

ADVENT AGAIN

Advent is a season of preparation for Christians. Consisting ofthe first four Sundays of the new church year, it is the season during which we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the incarnate Christ. Each year we observe this season by preparing ourselves with prayer and contemplation of the historical fact as well as the significance of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.TheConcertofAngels1534GaudenzioFerrari

The season of Advent prior to the birth of Jesus lasted 4,000 years–through the whole Old Testament period, from the time the first promise Read More »ADVENT AGAIN

Reason to Give Thanks Every Day!

Thanksgiving Day is not an appointed church holiday but a national celebration. Nevertheless, the church celebrates it for good reason. Surely, when we consider the blessings from our Heavenly Father from whom comes every good and perfect gift, we have reason to say every day: “Praise the Lord. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 106:1).

“But really?!” 

Yes, there is much happening in this nation that prompts the question. As Christians we are not unaffected by the economic, political, moral, and cultural deterioration. Christians too suffer personal afflictions. On top of all, we are appalled at the terrorism that has the nations of the world on edge.Read More »Reason to Give Thanks Every Day!

Blessed Reception of the Lord’s Supper

In preparation for the Lord’s Supper we do well to engage in self-examination. Martin Luther’s “Christian Questions” help in this regard:

“Do you believe that you are a sinner?”
(Ans.): “Yes, I believe it; I am a sinner….”  

“Are you also sorry for your sins?”
(Ans.): “Yes, I am sorry that I have sinned against God….” 

“Do you also hope to be saved?”
(Ans.): “Yes, such is my hope….” Read More »Blessed Reception of the Lord’s Supper