Category Archives: Lord's Supper

All Saints

When we are bereft of dear ones, it is a tremendous shock. For a time we are stunned. Not everyone, can feel at once their continuing companionship. We should not for that reason despair. An adjustment must take place in … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, resurrection, Saints, sermon

Easter 3 and Confirmation: Acts 9, Blinded By Light

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! We live in a time when glowing personal testimonies are often regarded as God’s sure action.People may yawn at Scripture texts but get goose bumps over something that has no sure … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Catechism, Confirmation, Lord's Supper, Luther, sermon

Easter Festival: 8th Day

Alleluia! Christ is risen!  His is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  The suffering and death of one man on a Friday afternoon was the greatest moment in the history of this fallen world!  As His death struggle drew to a close Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Resurrection, Holy Week, Lord's Supper, sermon

Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-14, 1 Cor. 11:23-32, John 13:1-17, 31-35 The night before God’s people left Egypt was a horrific and bloody night. Children, cattle, and lambs died. They died because Pharaoh’s heart was hard; because Adam and Eve had eaten the … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, Lord's Supper, Old Testament, sermon

Scandalized and Rejected, Weakness in Strength

Proper 9B: Mark 6:1-13 (Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Cor. 12:1-10) People like to take offense. No one wants to admit it, but we spend a lot of time looking for things that offend us. When something or someone offends then we … Continue reading

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Do Not Fear, Believe, Talitha Cumi

Proper 8B: Mark 5:21-43, Lam. 3:22-33 Desperate times call for desperate measures. And there is nothing like death and incurable sickness to make one more desperate. Quite honestly, it is because we cannot wait. We have this tendency to place … Continue reading

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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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Snakes and Crosses, Lifted Up

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 Our bodies suffer from attacks from the outside world. Viruses and infections come from all around, jumping from person to person. The weather has affects on aches and pains of … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Lent, Lord's Supper, Old Testament, sermon

Immediate Healing and Release From Christ’s Touch

5th Sunday After Epiphany: Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39 Dear saints of Bethlehem, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Fresh from the synagogue, just after driving out the unclean spirit, Jesus stopped … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – Impregnated By Word and Faith

Advent 4 Readings (Series B): Luke 1:26-38; 2 Sam. 7:1–11,16; Romans 16:25-27 Pregnancy is a time of eager anticipation. So much is still unknown. The are unknowns throughout with anticipation of the babies gender, concern and wonder about the child’s health, … Continue reading

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