“I Have Authority”

“I Have Authority”

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Chen Zongrong is the former deputy director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs for the People’s Republic of China (Communist China).  Last month that agency was absorbed into the...
“What Did You Think It Was Going to Be”

“What Did You Think It Was Going to Be”

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Have you ever had someone ask you a question, and you reply, “What did you say?”  And the other person says, “Just say yes.”  Husbands and wives are familiar with this type of conversation, as...

Children in Worship

How do we teach children about Lutheran Worship? Parents sometimes think worship is too adult or over the heads of children for them to understand. While teaching a child about worship can seem daunting to a parent, it may be surprising that children can comprehend...

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

“I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life. Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone.” —From the song “My Life” by Billy Joel Tragic events during the past few weeks have caused us to think about trends in our society and it doesn’t look good. Locally, two...
Special Voter’s Meeting

Special Voter’s Meeting

On Sunday, March 11th, we will hold a Special Voter’s Meeting after the late service, starting around 12:15 p.m. for the intended purpose of extending a call to Kelsey Adcock to teach at Hope Lutheran School.
Singing Hymns in Times of Agony

Singing Hymns in Times of Agony

The sermon text for Lent Midweek II from Mark 14:26 Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial [26] And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (ESV) “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®),...