Menu

Sundays:  Pastor's Class 9:00 AM
               Divine Service 10:30 AM

Wednesday: Pastor's Class 10:00 AM
                   Divine Service 7:00 PM 

Private Confession: By Appointment

Pastor's Blog

Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  • Featured Posts
  • All Posts

On Virtue: By UPS

In this delightful article a woman learns a lesson in virtue from the UPS man The church is interested in more than virtue; it teaches holiness. "Be ye therefore holy for I the Lord your God am holy." (Lev. 20:7) But a little virtue right now, be it from Christian truth or the UPS man, would go a long way in restoring civility, and giving us all peace. (1 Timothy 2:1-5) ...

Keep Reading

The Word Works - Addendum

If you read the previous postyou will understand why at Christ Lutheran Church we traffic only in Scripture, do commerce only in the Holy Bible's Holy Words. We hear things that richly bless us merely by virtue of being in the room as they are articulated. But the Word of God never stops at the ears, but from the ear it enters the heart and remakes us, and fits us, for th...

Keep Reading
2

The Word Works - by Pastor Larry Beane of Gretna, LA

The Holy Spirit has worked through Rev. Larry Beane, a true theologian who, like the famous Paul Gerhardt, has been tested in Satan's sieve. What he reminds us of below is what the church has utterly forgotten! May she now remember it. May every pastor read this every morning for the rest of his life. And now, Pastor Beane: The Word works. There is no more Lutheran sta...

Keep Reading
2

Lickspittle As The World Burns

Pray for America's safety forces, they stand between us and chaos. Pray that our leaders will have the political will to allow the police to do their jobs. Tonight two police officers from Louisville KY have been shot attempting to keep the peace there. This is evil, and only God himself can restore quiet. Let the churches return to their sanctuaries and offer formal and ...

Keep Reading
1

Intriguing Possibilities

Yesterday's gospel was the parable of the workers in the vineyard, Matthew 20:1-16 The parable is self-evident. By it the primitive church, comprised of Jews and Gentiles, learns that though the Jews were the First to be called into God's vineyard, the church, they should not despise the Gentiles who "stood in the marketplace idle" for centuries. But that both were now on...

Keep Reading
1

A Gift From Above

Today the news is reporting thatGovernor DeWine of Ohio has signed a billthat bars any state of local government in Ohio from closing houses of worship because of a health emergency. If you don't know it already religious liberty is a great gift, one that many people have prayed for, sacrificed, suffered and died for. We must not take that lightly, for to do so would be...

Keep Reading
8

Be Not Insane

Vast numbers of people have lost their mind today, and do not know it.Insanity is the norm, rational thought and measured actions the exception. But without recourse to reality it is not possible help the schizophrenic detect that his being Napoleon is an illusion. It seems as if the curse of Deuteronomy 28:28 is come true in our own day, "The LORD will strike thee with ...

Keep Reading
7

Chaplain Field Report - Addendum

Something has been troubling me since Thursday night's tragedy, I could not put my finger on it till this morning. This scene, as all others, was indescribably tragic: the sights, sounds, howls and whimpers of disconsolate grief. But what made itsurreal compared to all the others in which I've served was, in a word, masks. Everyone (except yours truly) wore one. It took ...

Keep Reading
7

Chaplain Field Report - Cleveland Ohio - September 4, 2020

Late last evening I received a call from the head chaplain for the city of Cleveland safety forces, Rabbi Sruly Wolf, a good friend. He was all business when I answered and I knew something bad had happened. At the same time I received a text from Cleveland Fire indicating that Engine 23 had responded to the scene where a CPD officer, and CI had been killed while conductin...

Keep Reading

And You Forgave The Iniquity Of My Sin

Psalm 32, appointed for next Sunday, is near and dear to the hearts of Lutherans. The opening versicles of Lutheran liturgy come from verse 5: I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the iniquity of my sins. The church's message is a spiritual one, the forgiveness of sins before God, for the sake of Christ who suffered and died to atone f...

Keep Reading