God's Word in Depth
The Lord Calls Us to Himself by the Preaching of Repentance in His Name
Old Testament Lesson - When “the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time,” sending him to preach judgment against the great city of Nineveh, “Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord” (Jonah 3:1, 3). By this preaching, the people were brought to repentance. Because they “believed God,” as He spoke to them through His prophet, “they turned from their evil way” and were spared “the disaster that he had said he would do to them” (Jonah 3:5, 10).
New Testament Reading - St. Paul also warns that “the appointed time has grown very short” (1 Cor. 7:29). Therefore, while we live in this world and deal with it, we are not to cling to it, nor put our trust in it, for “the present form of this world is passing away” (1 Cor. 7:31). Rather, give “your undivided devotion to the Lord” (1 Cor. 7:35).
Holy Gospel - When our Lord Jesus Christ comes and is proclaimed in the Gospel, “the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:14–15). Therefore, He still calls men and sends them to become “fishers of men” with the net of that Gospel (Mark 1:17).
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 - -