Monthly Archives: April 2014

Doubts, Fear, and Hiding. Peace.

Reading: John 20:19-31 (Acts 5:29-42) Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever have your doubts? Of course you do. You’ve waited for personal revelation. You’ve hoped to have an experience, perhaps without the tragedy and hardship, of … Continue reading

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All Things New – Easter 2014

Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10 Alleluia, Christ is risen!He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever get tired of it? Of course you do. There’s a reason for so many Christmas and Easter Christians. You get tired of it. We are … Continue reading

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In Trouble He Will Comfort You

We all have those people in our lives who have done more for us than they ever will know or realize. There are certainly parents, family, and many people close to us who form us and provide for us. Then … Continue reading

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Vigil of Easter – Fulfillment and Completion

It seems strange. Three days. But not even close to 72 hours. Remember though, Hebrew days begin at sunset. It was simply as it was at creation “evening and morning” to make a day, evening began a new day. It … Continue reading

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Good Friday Passion

Old Testament and Epistle Reading as noted. The Passion of Our Lord is a conflation from all four Gospels from the LSB Altar Book and into parts. OT Reading, Isaiah 52:12-53:13: Suffering Servant “How beautiful upon the mountains are the … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday and Passover

This is one crazy week. For us it began Sunday in recalling Palm Sunday and the triumphal entry. If we had a service every day this week as the early Christians did and many continue to still, we’d have heard … Continue reading

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Palm and Passion: Holy Week Accelerated

Reading: John 12:12-19; Matthew 26-27 “Hosanna in the highest” we cry. “Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout aloud daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king comes.” It’s all kinda fun. We wave our palm branches, the symbol of conquest and victory, … Continue reading

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In Trouble He Will Comfort You – Midweek Lent

Dear Christians, One and All Rejoice – stanzas 9-10 John 16:1-33 Dear Christians, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Life is full of “little whiles.” A little while ago, you called … Continue reading

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Dried, Dead Bones With Life – Lent 5A

Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 11 “Can these bones live?” Can a dry, dusty valley full of bones live? Imagine the valley of bones Ezekiel saw, a valley of many dead bodies perhaps after a battle, laying there, picked apart by … Continue reading

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Not Left As Orphans – Midweek Lent 4

John 14:15-30 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.    Amen. There are a great number of ironies in the world today. There are things we say and then our actions directly contradict … Continue reading

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