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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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Is It A Sin To Miss Worship During This Emergency?

For those who are concerned that missing worship for fear of illness is a sin, let me say that it is not a sin. The sin, according to our faith, is in "despising His Word and the preaching of it." (SC, 3rd Comm.) Such a charge cannot be brought against those who love the Word and Sacraments above all things. So be at peace, call for a pastoral visit if you need one, and...

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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 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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