Category Archives: Ash Wednesday

Palm and Passion: The Whirl Wind Tour

It’s a victory parade. That’s what the palms proclaim at least. Palms were cut to wave and proclaim victory after a great battle or even after the Olympic events in Greece they were given as prizes as the wreaths were … Continue reading

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Dust You Are and Dust You Return, Dust You Do Not Remain

To you, ambassadors of Christ, reconciled to God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Tonight, and really the entire Lenten season, can seem kind of somber. The purple that drapes our altar … Continue reading

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Transfiguration – The Sneak Preview

Transfiguration: Mark 9:2-9, 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Cor. 3:12-4:6 In the story of the ugly duckling, the true beauty of the swan is revealed in the end. Until the beautiful swan is recognized for whom he truly is, he is … 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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Ash Wednesday

Gospel: Matthew 6:1-21 To the people of God, created from the dust of the ground, given the breath of life, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. “Beware of doing your righteousness … Continue reading

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