All Services are suspended at Christ Lutheran Church beginning on April 5, 2020 until further notice. This intolerable situation is monitored daily and by God's mercy we will resume at the earliest possible date. Please see this link to learn more. Also Services will be posted under Sermons for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday that can be prayed at home by families or individuals. If you are ill and need a pastoral visit please contact Pastor Kavouras. 

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A New Year Prayer

"Preserve me Oh God, for in you I take refuge." (Psalm 16:1)...

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The Golden Epistle Of St. James

The Interpretive Key To The Book Of JamesDecember 10, 2019by: Rev. Dean Kavouras As Jesus was made known to the Emmaus disciples in the Second Holy Communion (Luke 24:35), and as only the Lion of Judah and Root of David could open the Scriptures (Rev. 5:5) even so the Book of James can only be understood when interpreted through a eucharistic lens. Firstly, don't spend ...

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The Three Deadly Enemies Conquered By Christmas

Based on Psalm 119:97-104 which is the Psalm for the Second Sunday after Christmas (series A)....

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Back To The Catacombs

Famously, during Roman persecuation (ca. 63 to 313 AD) Christians worshiped in catacombs. These were subterranian burial grounds with passageways off of which were the various vaults containing the sacred remains of the martyrs. While it was mostly funeral masses that were offered there catacomb worship has come to mean any Christian worship which must take place ins secr...

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12 Days Of Christmas & A Christmas Sermon

Christians, remember that Christmas is a 12 day celebration. Let us now put aside all earthly care and focus on the joys that Christ won for us by his incarnation, death and resurrection. Eternal joy in heaven, and a steady supply of strength and consolation along the way. I liked this article on the 12 days of Christmas and so I pass it on to you. This sermon, on the Chr...

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Collect For Advent 4 - Stir Up Your Power O Lord And Come

As in the Collects for Advent 1 and 2 this Collect is an urgent prayer for Christ our Lord to "stir up his power." To rouse from sleep and come to save us. Here the church is like the disciples on the boat in the stormy sea when Jesus was sleeping, and they feared they would all perish. They urgently woke the Lord and said: "Lord save us for we are going to drown." (Mt. 8...

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Gospel For Advent 3 (Series A) Are You The One?

A surface reading of this gospel (Mt. 11:2-15) might confuse a person. Did the Great John suddenly get confused or lose faith? There is a line of reasoning that says yes; and then finds comfort in it to this wise: if the great John could lose faith momentarily, then we should not feel so bad if we do. But if we go beyond the surface we find that a very different story ob...

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How To Interpret Matthew 24:36-44

In keeping with my theory that much of Scripture is out and out liturgy I present the alternate gospel for Advent 1 (Series A) in the liturgical format it might have been given by St. Matthew. Here Ipicture the dominical words in the form of antiphonal prayer. V =Verscicle; R=Response. This is interspersed with commentary by a liturgist (the unmarked portions). I can env...

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On Sending Christmas Cards

Christians, if you are going to send Christmas cards this year give serious thought to sending cards with a Christian message, and not holiday cards or post cards with pictures of your pets or children. The chatter in the church for the last 50 years is that every member must be a missionary. That is non-sense of course. The individual mission of every Christian is encaps...

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An Interesting Thanksgiving Day (and it's only 11:00 in the morning)

Though today is Thanksgiving I did my usual early morning routine which is to get breakfast at an area restaurant and work on my sermon for the upcoming Sunday. This is my "happy hour". Following happy hour I spent some time in the 1st District visiting with officers and wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving. They are always grateful for the chaplain's presence which they, ri...

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