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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you had a blessed week and I wish you a Happy New Year!

As we bring the Season of Christmas to a close this Sunday, we are reminded in our Gospel text (John 1:1-18) that Jesus has always been present in creation. John tells us that “The Word became flesh and lived among us.” In Jesus, God became human and God chose to live among…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you had a blessed and Merry Christmas!

With all the presents opened, the fancy dinners cooked and eaten, and all the celebrations over, now is the time to remind ourselves of what this was all about.

Once again, we have been reminded that the greatest event in history has just happened! The promised one, the Messiah, was born.…

Is there Room In The Inn?

Merry Christmas!

Several weeks ago, my wife, Jill, and I had the privilege of traveling to Israel and while we were there we visited the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Now, we don’t have proof of the exact location of the place Jesus was born, but ancient tradition has identified what is believed to be his actual birthplace. In fact, not only has ancient tradition identified what…

Humble & Obedient

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in which of us. Amen

For the past couple of weeks, we have heard how John accepted God’s call for his ministry and how John said the world was to prepare for the unbelievable event of God entering the world, literally in human form. If you remember, John said, to prepare…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you have had a blessed week.

This past Wednesday night, we gathered in our sanctuary for our last Advent mid-week service. It seems like Advent just began, and now here we are about to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent this Sunday, and by this time next week we will have already celebrated Christmas Day. Wow!

When we gathered…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you have had a blessed week.

So have you started receiving all those Christmas cards, yet? I love getting cards and notes from friends and family this time of year. These cards are great reminders for me that it is a special time of year. It is that time of year when we really try to bring joy into the world as we Christians remind…

Ready Or Not!

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in which of us. Amen

Waiting is so hard, isn’t it? I am not a patient person and I don’t like to wait for things, not even good things. Coming home from Israel was a real eye opener for me as to how bad I am at waiting. Our last day in Israel was a long day. It was…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you have had a blessed week.

For the next two Sundays, we will read two different versions of how John the Baptist, in the wilderness, proclaimed his baptism of repentance. This week, we will read Mark’s version (Mark 1:1-8) and next week we will read John’s version (John 1:6-8, 19-28). As we will hear, the key word in John’s preaching…

The Best Is Yet To Come

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in which of us. Amen

Well, it is a new year in the church and that means the Season of Advent has now begun. Which means, although the rest of the world is now in full Christmas mode, we Lutherans, and many other mainline church folks, are supposed to not recognize the Christmas…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray you had a blessed and thanks-filled Thanksgiving.

For many, Thanksgiving has become nothing more than a holiday to eat a lot of food and a day to gather with friends and family to watch football, but for me, I have discovered that it is so much more. It is truly a time to remember all the blessings I have in my life and to remember that…

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