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Year/Month: 2023/07


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | July, 2023
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ANNIVERSARY. Praise be unto our gracious God for 100 years of His grace! You are invited to a special worship service observing the 100th anniversary of Zion Lutheran Church, Ipswich, South Dakota, on Sunday, July 16th, 2023, at 4:00 P.M. The message of God’s grace preached for the occasion will be provided by Pastor Mark… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | July, 2023
Post Categories: Seen In Passing,
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Items of interest from various sources of religious news and opinion, in print and on the web. A Win For First Amendment Protection of Religious Speech. In April the city of Chicago was forced to concede that religious speech, like other speech, is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Four students from… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | July, 2023
Post Categories: Notes from the field,
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In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Editor: The following is a report about current activities in the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession in Nepal (HCLCN). It is written, in his own words, by the indigenous pastor who is our main contact in Nepal. Names… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | July, 2023
Post Categories: The Bread of Life,
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymns Reading Comments July 1 TLH 429/LSB 708 1 John 4 The Lord is a God of truth and a God of love. One cannot truly uphold truth without love and one cannot truly uphold love without… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Dennis Rieken | July, 2023
Post Categories: What's New With You?,
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Updates from congregations around the Church of the Lutheran Confession Word of God Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pana, Illinois, is marking its fortieth anniversary this year. It is celebrating with two additions to its physical property: a complete renovation of its parking lot, and a major overhaul of its audio/visual system. With the purchase of… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Dr. Daniel Schierenbeck | July, 2023
Post Categories: ILHC Eau Claire,
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Ensuring that the Beauty of the Gospel is Taught in a Beautiful Environment One of the comments we frequently receive from visitors is how beautiful our campus is. Looking back to when the current home of Immanuel Lutheran College was purchased by the CLC, we can truly see the Lord’s hand at work in providing… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Wayne Eichstadt | July, 2023
Post Categories: Pillars of Faith,
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. You can carefully read every word of Scripture from “In the beginning” (Genesis 1) to “Amen” (Revelation 22) and never read the word sacrament. Found nowhere in the Bible, sacrament is a term used to identify sacred acts commanded by God through… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2023
Post Categories: The parables of our Lord,
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“Victim mentality” is an all-too-common method of avoiding personal accountability. It assumes that what others expect of you is unreasonable and blames their impossible demands for any lack of effort on your part. The victim mindset causes members to stop attending services for a moving target of reasons or, if they do attend, to complain… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Mark Weis | July, 2023
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6) Martin Luther wrote, “I am much afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engrave them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 2023
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testament,
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“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth’; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Craig Owings | July, 2023
Post Categories: Our Liturgical Legacy,
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans use the form of worship we do? In this series we examine the depth and meaning of the various elements of our Lutheran worship service. In sharp contrast to the “No creed but Christ” approach to the Christian faith, we affirm that God would have us believe and openly confess… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Richard Kanzenbach | July, 2023
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Have you ever received a gift you didn’t need? What can make such a gift a joy anyway? —If it comes from the heart. Remember the time your little granddaughter gave you a pair of colorful (!) Christmas socks? The love behind those socks made that gift worth more than a wad of ten-dollar bills.… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by John Pfeiffer | July, 2023
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“But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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