APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Pastor Stark’s Epistle to St. John Lutheran Church (Not in the canon, but please read)   Introduction I, Pastor Stark, a Called and ordained servant of the Word, sent by God to you, saints gathered … Read More

MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Mudslinging If you haven’t noticed the numerous political ads, debates, and news coverage on TV, then let me tell you that the campaign for President of the United States is in full swing. One common … Read More

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

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 And, What About…Making Your Children Attend Church    Q: “Pastor, should I make my children come to church or let them decide?”  Introduction: God commands all of us, children included, to attend public worship. What … Read More

January 2020 NEWSLETTER

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“Building on our Lutheran Confession” “Building on our Lutheran Confession” is our capital campaign theme, which starts this month (If you want a copy of the presentation, they are on the table in the narthex). … Read More

DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

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Ongoing Pastoral Care Invitation Greetings, in the Name Christ our King!      This newsletter is a slightly modified invitation that I extended after I was installed, for the benefit of our many new members … Read More

November 2019 Newsletter

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“I don’t like or agree with the Church’s Position on ________.” “I don’t like or agree with the church’s position on (insert topic here).” “I don’t agree with the church’s position (or, pastor’s position) on … Read More

October 2019 Newsletter

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The Christian Response to Mass Bloodshed Last month we remembered 9/11. I imagine Paris remembers its big attack in 2015. It seems every month there is a report of a new terrorist attack here or … Read More

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