I would like to share with you an article and video that encourages us to consider all of the effects of COVID, not just the direct deaths. To it, I would add the massive increase in mental health problems (93%) including suicides. The article linked below explicitly states that, “this is not an argument in…

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Do you ever consider why we Lutherans make such a big deal of the Sacrament of the Altar? Of course, we confess that Jesus’ Body and Blood provide forgiveness, life, and salvation. But since I am baptized, I already have the forgiveness of sins. I pray and read my Bible and even listen to sermons…

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If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. “Sacrifice a lamb without blemish,” commanded Moses, “and sprinkle its blood on your doors.” If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could…

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Dear brethren, the Lord has marked out for us the fullness of love that we ought to have for each other. He tells us: No one has greater love than the man who lays down his life for his friends. In these words, the Lord tells us what the perfect love we should have for…

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Last year there were a bunch of palm branches that felt very left out, having not been used for Palm Sunday (because the service was canceled). You should have seen them, they looked so sad and despondent. So I thought I’d put them to good use by turning them into ashes so that I can…

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In case you missed last week’s explanation of Pre-Lent, you can find it here: Septuagesima – Grace Alone This week is Sexagesima, which means “60 days.” The Gospel lesson from Luke 8:4-15, which is the parable of the Sower, focuses on the passive reception of God’s Word alone as the means by which we receive…

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