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Breathing Still Easier - When The Earth Totters

Last week the CDC helped us all breathe of sigh of relief when it revised its warning on the transmission of coronavirus from surfaces. You can see the post here. We breathed yet another such relief sigh last week when we learned that 70% of the deaths from coronavirus in Ohio and PA were in nursing homes, greatly reducing the stats for people on the street. You can read ...

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More On Breathing Easy

This article on gives us more reason to breathe easier. It states that 70% of coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes. Also, God be praised that though CLC has 2 members in nursing homes both are healthy and well....

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On Religious Liberty

Please read this article on the fight in America for the return of religious liberty. Every Christian should remember these sayings of Jesus: "The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil." (John 7:7) "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you." (John 15:18) "If I had not done among them the w...

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A Sigh Of Relief

In this articlethe CDC has walks back one of its dire warning about contracting coronavirus by touching surfaces. Please read the entire article but the take away is this: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus 'does not spread easily' from "touching surfaces or objects" but experts warn that doesn't mean it's no longer necessary t...

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Introit For Easter 6 - Inspiration For The Day

The "Introit" or "entrance" Psalm prayed in holy worship each Sunday helps to set the tone of the day. The Introit for Sunday next comes from the 119th Psalm about which one cannot say too much. Every referent in it is Christ himself. He is the light, salvation, justice, word, instruction, judgments, and precepts etc. to which the Psalm makes constant reference in its 176...

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You Are Essential

What you are about to read is not an exercise in positive thinking.Nor will it begin with religion though I am a pastor. But it will end that way because I am both a citizen and a pastor. To nominalize any person or their labor as "unessential" is the most stygian of sins! It is unbridled arrogance. The kind of pride that always precedes a great fall. Such a pronouncement...

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Christian Apologists Then and Now

In Christian parlance the word apology does not mean the expression of sorrow, but rather a defense. Throughout church history apologists have arisen when needed to defend the faith from prejudice or persecution; official and unofficial. In Acts chapter 5:29 FF we read of one, Gamaliel, a member of the Jewish Council who defended Peter and John's preaching of Christ again...

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Gradual For Easter 2

Take note of the Gradual for Easter 2. When properly understood and interpreted it fills humanity with hope. As St. Paul would say: Think on these things. The Gradual is as follows: Christ is risen from the dead. God the Father has crowned him with glory and honor, He has given him dominion over the works of his hands; he has put all things under his feet. First we s...

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On The Seventh Day He Rested

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. Genesis 2:2...

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Living The Baptismal Life During The Pandemic

The letter that St. Paul wrote the churches in Galatia around 50 AD has lived on through the centuries. One particular segment of it contrasts the works that proceeds from sinful flesh, with the fruit that proceeds from the New Man, led by the Holy Spirit. We might call the format a catalogue of vice and virtue. One that must always guide the baptized, but especially now ...

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