What is preaching? St. Paul writes in Romans: “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14-15)

Therefore our Lutheran Confessions state: “It is also taught among us that one holy Christian church will be and remain forever. This is the assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.” (Augsburg Confession VII:1-3)

“The Hands of Jesus” / Eve of the Ascension 2017 / Luke 24:44-53

Introit: Ps. 47:1-2, 5, 8; antiphon: Acts 1:11
Old Testament: 2 Kings 2:5-15
Psalm 110(antiphon: v. 1)
New Testament: Acts 1:1-11
Proper Verse: Ps. 47:5, 68:18a
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
Collect: Almighty God, as Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, ascended into the heavens, so may […]


“Praying With Joy” / Rogate 2017 / John 16:23b-30

Old Testament: Num. 21:4-9
Epistle: Jas. 1:22-27
Holy Gospel: John 16:23-30
Collect: O God, the Giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through […]


“Life Giving and Life Changing” / Wednesday of Easter 5 / James 1:16-21

Old Testament: Isaiah 12:1-6
Epistle: Jas. 1:16-21
Holy Gospel: John 16:5-15
Collect: O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the […]


“You Are Not Alone” / Cantate 2017 / John 16:5-15

May 14, 2017
John 16:5-15
In Name of the + Jesus. Amen.
“Now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled […]


“It’ll Only Be A Little While” / Jubilate 2017 / John 16:16-23

May 07, 2017
John 16:16-22

In Name of the + Jesus. Amen.
There’s no doubt today’s Gospel reading is the most repetitive of the church year. “A little while… a little while… a little while.” This is not some translation error or […]


“Stone Upon Living Stone” / St. Philip and St. James (observed) 2017

Old Testament: Isaiah 30:18-21
Epistle:Isaiah 60:1-6
Holy Gospel:Matt. 2:1-12
Collect: Almighty God, Your Son revealed himself to Philip and James and gave them the knowledge of everlasting life. Grant us perfectly to know Your Son Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth […]