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Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
April 27th, 2021
Our hymn of the month for May is one of the most significant hymns in the history of the Christian Church. ...  Read More
by Thomas Cowell
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Week 20 -- Claimed and Tested
April 24th, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod’s beloved Son was baptized and tempted for us.BIBLE VERSE[God says,] “I have called you by name, you are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1LEARNER GOALI understand that God’s beloved Son was baptized a...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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Week 19 -- Wise Men Worship
April 17th, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHJesus is God.BIBLE VERSEOh come, let us worship and bow down. Psalm 95:6LEARNER GOALI understand that Jesus is true God and also came to us as a man.LAW & GOSPELWe neglect to spend time in ...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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Week 18 -- A Nativity Night
April 11th, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod sent our Savior, Christ the Lord.BIBLE VERSEFor unto you is born . . . a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11LEARNER GOALI understand that God sent our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lo...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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He's Risen, He's Risen
April 4th, 2021
This Pastor's Pen article continues Pastor Cowell's "Hymn of the Month" series in which he shares a brief commentary on the theology and history behind some of the hymns we enjoy singing from the Luth...  Read More
by Thomas Cowell
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Week 17 -- Homecoming Hope
March 21st, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod keeps His Word.BIBLE VERSEYou are a gracious and merciful God. Nehemiah 9:31LEARNER GOALI understand that God keeps His Word in Jesus.LAW & GOSPELWe become discouraged by the effect of ...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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Week 16 -- A Trap and a Release
March 14th, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod rescues us from danger.BIBLE VERSE[God] delivers and rescues. Daniel 6:27LEARNER GOALI understand that God rescues us from danger and the devil.LAW & GOSPELOur enemy the devil pursues u...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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Week 15 -- Comfort in Captivity
March 7th, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod is faithful, even in difficult times.BIBLE VERSEI know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11LE...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle
March 3rd, 2021
I (Pastor Cowell) love the hymns of our hymnal. I love talking about them, teaching and learning from them, and singing them (not a little out of tune) to the praise and glory of God. It is to this ...  Read More
by Thomas Cowell
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Week 14 -- A Divided Kingdom
February 28th, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod is faithful, even when we are not.BIBLE VERSE[Nothing] will be able to separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:39LEARNER GOALI understand that God always loves us, even when we do th...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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Week 13 -- The King\'s Table
February 21st, 2021
BIBLE TRUTHGod gives all good gifts.BIBLE VERSE"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 107:1LEARNER GOALI understand that God gives all good gifts.L...  Read More
by Tom Schlund
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What Is Shrove Tuesday
February 15th, 2021
Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday), is always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Most people think of Fat Tuesday as a day of wild debauchery before the drudgery of Lent begins. H...  Read More
by Thomas Cowell
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