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O.P. Kretzmann on Silent Wednesday

Holy week… The most important seven days in the history of man… Although the exact sequence of events is not always clear to us, we can discern, even now, the straight lines of divine order… Sunday: The garments in the … Continue reading

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Holy Week Schedule

4/13 – Palm Sunday – 9 AM Communion Service – Brunch following the service 4/17 – Maundy Thursday – 6:30 PM Communion Service 4/18 – Good Friday – 6:30 Vespers 4/20 – Easter – 9 AM Communion Service

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Preparation for Confession

Here is a great resource as you prepare for confession and absolution.  A similar form of this also is found in the Pastoral Care Companion or the Pastoral Care Companion app for iOS or Android: Preparation for Confession

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ADVENT: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE! by Rev. Bart Day

This history of Advent was written by Rev. Bart Day: ADVENT: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE! The germ of Advent seems to lie in a period of fasting and daily church attendance prescribed for those preparing for baptism on Epiphany [Jan 6]. … Continue reading

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Where is all the Christmas Music?

A few weeks ago my family went up to the Mall of America. Well, actually I had a meeting up in the Twin Cities, but we turned the meeting into a little weekend getaway. At the Mall, the enormous Christmas … Continue reading

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Funeral Sermon for Pat Onorato

Patricia Ann Onorato (nee Scheiderer) formerly of Columbus, Ohio fell asleep in her Savior on October 8, 2013 after 81 years of grace. She was born to Herman and Marie (Coleman) Scheiderer of Marysville, Ohio on December 15, 1931 and … Continue reading

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Grammar of Salvation

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Diaper duty

Now you tell me, when a father goes ahead and washes diapers or performs some other mean task for his child, and someone ridicules him as an effeminate fool—though that father is acting in the spirit just described and in … Continue reading

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Whose is the Church?

Simply put, the Church is the Christ’s Church.  It is not mine, it is not my elders (as great a bunch of guys as they are), it is not the trustees’ / property committee, it is not the voters’ assembly’s, … Continue reading

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Sanctification as the Work of God

…Sanctification must also be understood as an exclusive act of God.  Just as forgiveness is exclusively God’s work and every cooperation or conditioning activity on man’s part is completely excluded, so regeneration is an energy that comes simply out of … Continue reading

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