God's Word in Depth
You Are Prepared through Repentance for the Coming of the Lord
Old Testament Lesson - By these ways and means, “the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” (Is. 40:5), and the Good Shepherd “will gather the lambs in his arms” (Is. 40:11). He speaks “tenderly to Jerusalem,” and He comforts His people by pardoning their iniquity (Is. 40:1–2).
New Testament Reading - What is more, He promises “new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13). Repent, therefore, and humble yourself as you wait for His coming in peace (2 Peter 3:14), because He “is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
Holy Gospel - “The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1) begins when John the Baptist appears and comes “proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4). As the prophet Isaiah had written, John is the messenger of the Lord, sent before His face to prepare His way. To this day, the ministry of the forerunner continues in the preaching of the Law and the Gospel and in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
Sacrificial Offerings and Spiritual Offertory
Please see the following links to Pastor's thoughts on Stewardship within our church and the whole church. This is a multi-part read that are great thoughts overall.
Additional service archives can also be found on our YouTube channel.
Other Readings & Videos
A fun take on reopening the church, as sung by a Priest to a familiar tune.
With regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we look at Martin Luther and what he wrote. Martin Luther
On the recent violence to come to our country, Pastor has included the following: Blowing in the Wind.
See a fun satirical Lutheran website below from Pastor Brockhoff.
The Holy Herald
Lord God, You have appointed me as a Bishop and Pastor in Your Church, but you see how unsuited I am to meet so great and difficult a task. If I had lacked Your help, I would have ruined everything long ago. Therefore, I call upon You; I wish to devote my mouth and my heart to You; I shall teach the people. I myself will learn and ponder diligently upon Your Word. Use me as Your instrument -- but do not forsake me, for if ever I should be on my own, I would easily wreck it all. Amen.
- - A Sacristy Prayer by Martin Luther - -