Category Archives: Saints

Reformation: Freedom That Cannot Be Taken

Dear heirs of the Reformation, set free by Son of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. It is the time of year again when we at Bethlehem have a convergence … Continue reading

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St. Matthew: For Sinners Only

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Matthew 9:9-13 On September 21st, our Churches remember and give thanks for the Blessed Apostle and Evangelist, St. Matthew. His dual title is worth some pondering. You see, Matthew was not only one of the … Continue reading

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Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

Mark 6:14-29, Romans 6:1-5 Let’s be honest, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. Often you can look back, recognize a mistake, laugh about, learn from, and no lasting damage is done. Or if there is at least … 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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