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Category: From the CLC President

“Ponder” the Gift

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2021
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“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus . . .” You know the rest. After a lifetime of Christmas Eve services, you may be able to recite Luke 2 from memory. It’s the precious record of God’s eternal plan of salvation coming together in the fullness of time. Who could forget the […] Read More

The Enemy Within

Written by Michael Eichstadt | October, 2021
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT They are called “sleeper cells.” Reportedly, they are made up of radicalized militants living within quiet communities all across America. These individuals don’t appear dangerous. They live under the radar of law enforcement and work quietly to recruit more people to their cause. They may not be noticed until […] Read More

Give the Gift of Christmas

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2020
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Does it seem harder each year to find just the right Christmas gift for the people on your list? You can’t repeat the great idea you had last year. Everything seems more expensive this time around. Maybe there are a few more grandchildren or other family members to buy for than in years past. And […] Read More

Time to Retire Our Name?

Written by Michael Eichstadt | October, 2020
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT This past June a statue of Col. Hans Christian Heq, which had stood in front of the Wisconsin state capitol since 1925, was torn down by protestors and tossed into a nearby lake. It was just one flashpoint in a nationwide wave of protests in which countless statues were […] Read More

One Sure Thing!

Written by Michael Eichstadt | April, 2020
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“I don’t know, Pastor. I just don’t know.” I could count on hearing that concern on every visit to the home of an elderly shut-in. He had been a faithful congregation member for decades. At that time a widower in his 80s with health declining and his family’s lack of interest in spiritual matters a […] Read More

Newborn Hope!

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2019
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Who likes going to the hospital? It’s a place for the seriously ill or injured. It’s a place where invasive surgeries are performed and patients are closely monitored in intensive care units. Yet there is one place in the hospital where the atmosphere is entirely different. People like going […] Read More

A Wakeup Call

Written by Michael Eichstadt | October, 2019
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Has the Reformation become a victim of its own success? Remember lying in bed suffering from the telltale red rash of measles, burning up with a fever one minute and shivering uncontrollably the next? How about being told not to scratch the itchy chicken pox scabs, but still frantically […] Read More

Our Future Easter

Written by Michael Eichstadt | April, 2019
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It’s the service no one wants to miss. After forty days of somber Lenten reflection and repentance, everyone is hungry for the exuberant joy of Easter morning. It’s time to put on the best dress and suit. Trumpets, organ, and voices crescendo into one thundering “Alleluia!” after another. In many of our churches the service […] Read More

Downsizing Christmas

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2018
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Have you thought of downsizing? It might sound a little negative. Advertisers and even our own nature suggest to us that more is better. However, downsizing has become trendy. Baby boomers who no longer need a large house and a garage filled with lawn equipment and sports gear are […] Read More

Reformation Roots

Written by Michael Eichstadt | October, 2018
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT “Your past is waiting to inspire you.” That is the intriguing tagline for a popular service which analyzes a person’s DNA in order to determine his ancestry. Have you tried it? Has a friend excitedly told you the results of her test? Does it really matter? Could the long-ago, […] Read More