Lutheran Spokesman

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Author: Mark Bernthal

A “silent” lesson in the promise of Christmas

Written by Mark Bernthal | December, 2011
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Dear reader, please have Luke 1:5-25 before you “Silence is golden” is the old saying. To a frazzled mom with noisy, active little ones, it is a golden time when the children are put to bed and the house is quiet. For a teacher after a long day, it is a golden time when the […] Read More

What Should Christian Pastors Preach About On Christmas?

Written by Mark Bernthal | December, 2010
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“Christmas is giving!” How often haven’t we heard that statement? And properly understood, it is correct. However, the majority of people who hear that statement would think of the giving of gifts, the giving of love, the giving of help and kindness. None of that is wrong except that it misses the real point of […] Read More

Peace Thru Christ Lutheran Church Middleton, Wisconsin

Written by Mark Bernthal | August, 2021
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession Since our article appeared in the Lutheran Spokesman under the heading “A Slice of Life in the CLC” (November 2015), quite a bit has changed in our congregation. The most devastating change was the closing of our school in the fall […] Read More

The Resurrection Difference

Written by Mark Bernthal | September, 2014
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“Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith […] Read More

Peace Thru Christ Lutheran Church and School—Middleton, WI

Written by Mark Bernthal | November, 2015
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What do the Vietnam antiwar movement and a salesman have to do with Peace Thru Christ, Middleton, Wisconsin? Keep reading! In the fall of 1966, a CLC member, who was a salesman, saw an opportunity to serve some of the retired people at Lake Shore Manor on Lake Mendota in Madison. Soon thereafter, Pastor Egbert […] Read More

“Everybody Loves a Parade”?

Written by Mark Bernthal | March, 2013
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PALM SUNDAY: (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-40; John 12:12-15) It has been said that everybody loves a parade. Large crowds of people young and old flock curbside to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rose Bowl Parade, or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. What makes parades popular are beautiful floats, waving celebrities decked out in finery, […] Read More