Monthly Archives: August 2011

Building Dedication

A dedication service will be held on September 25 at 3pm with food served afterwards.  The Rev. Ronald Dommer who was instrumental in helping start Messiah Lutheran will preach, Pastor Lorfeld will serve as liturgist.

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Dad’s Belgian Waffles

Join us on Sept. 3 from 7-11AM for all the Belgian Waffles you can eat.  Adults $7; Children 5-12 $4; Children under 5 free

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Great Parenting Tips From Rev. Fisk

As a single pastor, when it comes to parenting advice, about the best I can do is speak what God’s Word says (which is pretty darn good, if you think about it), but the parenting thing for me remains theoretical. … Continue reading

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Accountability vs. “The Mutual Consolation of the Brethren”

Amongst Evangelicals, it is common to have an “accountability partner” or an “accountability group”.  The well-meaning goal of this is in light of the fact that we are sinful, to find a person or group who can help us in … Continue reading

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Growth and Success in the Church

All too often, as a pastor of a small congregation, I hear the drumbeat:  “we gotta grow”.  Tied to this is that if we are not at some arbitrary number we are not successful.  Of course we get this idea … Continue reading

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Closing thoughts on the Commemoration of Hermann Sasse

One of the most memorable times in my Seminary career was my Tuesday nights during my final year.  After Intramurals several students would gather at the house of Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn and discuss an essay or letter written by Hermann … Continue reading

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Sasse Quote – Baptism and the Resurrection

This will be the final quote of the day from the sainted Pastor Hermann Sasse.  I hope the quotes today I have provided have given insight, provoked some thought, and been beneficial. Your resurrection began when you were baptized.  “We … Continue reading

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Sasse Quote – Error in practice introduces error in doctrine

The rule lex orandi lex credendi [the rule of prayer is the rule of belief… in other words, what one practices shapes one’s belief and vice versa] appears to be the way things go even more so with false doctrines. … Continue reading

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Sasse Quote – Apostolicity of doctrine

The doctrine of the Roman Church is no longer apostolic.  Even in 1854 and 1870 it was still possible to claim to be reaching back to relatively old traditions, or to what were regarded as such.  Passages of Scripture could … Continue reading

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Sasse Quote – On Alleged Marian Revelations

I am not a Catholic, but a simple Lutheran who reads and meditates daily on the Bible and Luther’s Catechism. As such I have so much love and respect for the mother of my Lord that I cannot believe that … Continue reading

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