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Archives for March 2020

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Is Covid-19 God's Judgment? A Time To Come Clean

Christ Lutheran ChurchCleveland OHMarch 20, 2020by: Rev. Dean Kavouras A Time To Come Clean During any large scale emergency or crisis our spiritual thinking becomes more clear. People have been asking me, as a pastor, what does this mean? Is this God's judgment on us for our sins. It's not only members who are asking, but also others. The same thing happened following ...

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The Ten Billion Dollar Web Telescope


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The Litany

Click here to pray the Litany with Pastor Dean Kavouras and Pastor Michael Wallace of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood.You may follow along on page 288 of your Lutheran Service Book....

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There Will Be Worship This Sunday At Christ Lutheran Church

As previously indicated, God willing, we will continue with our normal worship and Holy Communion during the emergency as long as God gives health to your pastor - which to date he has. This post from March 12thlets you know about the changes that we have instituted for the remainder of the emergency, so as not to cause potential harm to our neighbor. I will add here that...

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A Video Devotion By Pastor Todd Pepperkorn

Beloved in Christ I think you will benefit by this video devotion led by Pastor Todd Pepperkorn. Follow his video on youtube and you will find others. Thank God for this technology....

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Encouragement For The Day - March 20, 2020

Beloved in Christ: The Collect for Lent 4 is: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, you receive us as your children and provides for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge your merciful goodness, give thanks for all your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience " I...

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Don't Close The Churches - A Must Read Article

This article is the most important thing I've heard in the last 2 weeks or so. I highly recommend it. ...

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How Long Will It Last?

St. Augustine is one of the greatest teachers the church ever had. In his book The City Of God he says this about the duration of wars: "Thus also the durations of wars are determined by Him as He may see meet, according to His righteous will, and pleasure, and mercy, to afflict or to console the human race, so that they are sometimes of longer, sometimes of shorter durat...

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Coronavirus and Christian Faith - Lent 3

Yesterday Christ Lutheran Church did not celebrate "Coronavirus Sunday," but "The Third Sunday in Lent" We did speak on the subject both before and after Divine Service. There were also references in the sermon, but current events never set the agenda for the church. God be praised that yesterday we had an attendance of 29 at worship. Normally we see about 30 to 40 on a g...

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A Note To Fellow Pastors Regarding Coronavirus

Brothers: It appears that a crisis rapidly coming our way and may already be here. I think we do well to know what to expect, and to plan for our response as pastors. Beyond the obvious items of disinfecting and so on, there are others to consider: Some people are already suggesting the suspension the Eucharist, and even of worship itself until the crisis is over. How w...

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A Pastoral Letter To Christ Lutheran Church Regarding Coronavirus

March 11, 2020Christ Lutheran Church A Pastoral Letter Regarding Coronavirus Grace mercy and peace to you from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! Beloved Children in Christ: It is the Lutheran faith that God, "defends us from all danger, and guards and protects us from all evil." (Small Catechism 1st Art.) In the Lutheran Litany (LSB p. 288) we pray ...

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Luther's Preface To The Small Catechism

In this brief post I call your attention to what Lutheran had to say in his preface to the Small Catechism. I fear that in America we have returned to worse than Luther's day. People (even many Christians and more than a few Lutherans) are wholly ignorant of the most basic Christian doctrines, prayers, commandments and so on. This is why no matter how far we advance in t...

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A Pastoral Letter On Christian Giving

"To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you." (Jude 1:1-2) Teaching on Christian giving must always be reviewed and renewed. Like all other things we forget; and so hear the word of the Lord. The first thing that we should learn today is that Christian giving is an act of Christian worship...

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... That Assault The Soul

O God, you see that of ourselves we have no strength. By your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul....

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What Is Scripture?

What is Scripture? Until we answer that question we will not properly understand it's message. I submit this simple proposition: The Bible is not a text book, but a worship book. For the last 300 years Scripture has been treated as if it were a text book that can only be comprehended only by historical and literary dissection and analysis. But Scripture is not a text b...

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