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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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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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