September 2019 Newsletter

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Romans Sunday Morning Bible Study Textual and Topical Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Our Sunday morning Bible class has concluded the study of worship, which also … Read More

August 2019 Newsletter

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“Dealing with Inactive Members in Hopes that they Will Become Active” They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… And day by day, attending the … Read More

July 2019 Newsletter

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Synodical Information In lieu of a traditional cover article, I direct your attention to synodical news and information. First, a couple weeks ago, our Synod reelected the incumbent, Matthew Harrison, as president. Here is the … Read More

June 2019 Newsletter

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“The Lonely Way” A Lutheran pastor, Rev. Sasse, wrote at the beginning of the twentieth century that to be a Lutheran is to walk on the lonely path between Roman Catholicism and Spiritualism (Reformed).1 I … Read More

May 2019 Newsletter

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The Role of a Lutheran Choir in the Divine Service What a blessing it has been to have a choir and special music! First, I want to say thank you to the choir, our directors, … Read More

April 2019 Newsletter

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St. John Youth Several years ago, an LCMS youth ministry had the motto of worship, work, play. They observed that most Americans, “worship their work, play in their worship, and work at their play.” Therefore, … Read More

March 2019 Newsletter

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As Long as They’re Christians” Do Denominational Differences Really Matter? Part V: Concluding Thoughts on Baptism Small Point of Clarification Sometimes those who deny infant baptism do not fully understand what baptism is. Those of … Read More

February 2019 Newsletter

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“As Long as They’re Christians” Do Denominational Differences Really Matter? Part IV: Specific Arguments For and Against Infant Baptism The most important text to look at is Christ’s words in Mathew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and … Read More

January 2019 Newsletter

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“As Long as They’re Christians” Do Denominational Differences Really Matter? Part III: Holy Baptism & Faith In Part II we continued our discussion of Holy Baptism by showing the difference between the Biblical/Lutheran doctrine of … Read More

December 2018 Newsletter

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“As Long as They’re Christians” Do Denominational Differences Really Matter? Part II: Holy Baptism & Original Sin In Part I, I began a series that explores some of the key denominational differences within Christianity. Part … Read More