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Easter Vigil: What is it We Receive and Celebrate

It’s not just empty ceremony, the creation. Because behind it stands the Creators full love for you. It’s not just empty ceremony, the flood. Behind those waters, stands the full washing away of sin for you, so that you can … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh, Suffers For You

Joseph bought a linen shroud, and with the help of Nicodemus prepared the body of our Lord. They were powerful, wealthy, and well educated men, they were members of the Sanheidrin, the very group that condemned Christ to death. They … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil: Darkness to Light

(For the fourth year in a row, we rejoice in celebrating baptisms on this night as well! Thanks be to God!) It is the most holy of nights. The stars are brightly shining. It’s not the night of our dear … 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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Vigil of Easter

Dear saints in the light of Christ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. On the very first Friday — the sixth day of creation — God completed … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Text: Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; John 13:1-17, 31-35 Maundy Thursday. If you follow the Biblical timeline that has been given, a lot has happened since Palm Sunday and the shouts of “hosanna!” On the day after that entry into … Continue reading

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