About Pastor Jacob Deal

Rev. Jacob T. Deal is the sole pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sharon, Pennsylvania, established in 1917. He attended the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN (M.Div., 2012-2016). He enjoys traveling to Haiti to help with recovery efforts and ministering to the pastors and laity. He and his beautiful wife, Ana, have enjoyed being married since two weeks before seminary. The Lord has provided them with three wonderful children, Isaiah, Titus, and Loretta.

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 3 – The Sacrament of the Altar

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In Part Three, we pick up on page 194 in the Lutheran Service Book where the liturgy for the Sacrament of the Altar begins. Again, we will be following Divine Service Setting 3 and the words of the liturgy will … Continue reading

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 2 – Service of the Word

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In Part Two we begin on page 186 in the Lutheran Service Book which is where the Service of the Word begins. Again, we will be following Divine Service Setting 3 and the words of the liturgy will be in … Continue reading

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 1- Confession and Absolution

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In a religious atmosphere of ever-changing liturgies and free-for-all worship, I considered the importance of our constant liturgy. In the wisdom of the church, the liturgy was composed from various passages in Scripture. As it brings us the words of … Continue reading