Category Archives: LCMS

Bethlehem Carson City, 55th Anniversary

Saturday September 13, 2014 Readings: Luke 19:10, 1 Cor. 1:1-18, Acts 2:42-47 To the church of God that is Bethlehem Lutheran, those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon … Continue reading

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Festival of Saint Bartholomew

Readings: Proverbs 3:1-8, John 1:43-51 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths” (Prov. 3:5). We have our notions of how … Continue reading

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Ask And I Will Do It… Really?

John 14:1-14; Acts 7:51-60 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Nowhere is the devastation of sin seen more clearly than in our difficulty with prayer. Do you have a sense for how much … 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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Honestly, Thrivent… What I See Happening

Honestly Thrivent, I am disappointed in this news that no longer will great organizations will be eligible to receive funds. The LCMS response was pretty basic and simple, and while I agree it is not much other than this, expressing … Continue reading

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Life After Confirmation

Tonight at our congregation was the questioning and examination of catechumens before they are confirmed. Now, many a time and effort has been spent by many Pastors and committees and probably somewhere along the line there was even a task … Continue reading

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Midweek Lent on Baptism

During our midweek Lenten services we have been going through the chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism, here is the sermon from last week on Baptism: Tonight, as we get to Holy Baptism it is important to take a look … Continue reading

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HHS Mandate and Religious Freedom

There has been much discussed on Facebook, Twitter, the blogosphere, and the news about the HHS enacting the “Affordable Care Act” and President Obama’s “accommodation” following the public backlash. Many have argued this to be outside of the church’s realm … Continue reading

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