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Prayers Requested — For President Harrison and his family at the loss of their home to fire.

From the LCMS facebook page: The Ballwin, Mo., home of Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew and Kathy Harrison suffered an accidental house fire today, Wednesday, July 29. All thanks to God, though the damage was severe, no one was hurt. President Harrison expressed his appreciation for the concern and prayers … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 9 -Stewardship

Luke 16:1-9 The Wise Steward 16 He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. 2 So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? … Continue reading


Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 8 -Beware of False Prophets

Matthew 7:15-23 New King James Version 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs … Continue reading

“God’s Building Project” (Sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“God’s Building Project” (Ephesians 2:11-22) “Built on the Rock the Church shall stand.” “Christ is our cornerstone.” “The Church’s one foundation.” These hymns that we’re singing this morning–they’re all drawing on the imagery of our text today, the Epistle reading … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospels: St. Mary Magdalene

July 22nd Luke 7:36-50 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 7 -Providence

Providence Mark 8:1-9 New King James Version Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion … Continue reading

“Blessings in Christ: Past, Present, and Future” (Sermon on Ephesians 1:3-14, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Blessings in Christ: Past, Present, and Future” (Ephesians 1:3-14) Today is the beginning of eight straight weeks in which the Epistle reading is a portion of St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. And at the same time, as soon as … Continue reading