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Bulletin Inserts for the Gesima season

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

From time to time I have to explain what the “Gesima” season is to my parishioners (okay, every year).  I inherited this insert from a brother pastor many years ago.  I hope you find it of some benefit as you teach the flock of the gifts of God!  You may download it here in either […]

Septuagesima Outlines – Matthew 20:1-16

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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Septuagesima Note from Dr. Gibbs

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

[The Gospel for Septuagesima is Matthew 20:1-16.  The following is from Dr. Gibbs’ excellent commentary on Matthew.  He is commenting on the verses immediately preceding Matthew 20. -TAP] When Jesus responds to Peter, he begins by affirming the unique status of Peter and the Twelve in a remarkable way (19:28), but then he immediately broadens […]

Conversion of St. Paul, Jan. 25 (Johann Heermann)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

On the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Sermon by Johann Heermann, from his Labores Sacri. Translated and abbreviated by Matthew Carver, 2012. Repentance and conversion do us show How sinful man to heaven’s bliss may go. OPENING In the name of Christ Jesus, our good Savior, who will grant the forgiveness of sins mercy […]

Transfiguration of Our Lord – Matthew 17:1-9

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             20th century Lutheran theologian Hermann Sasse called walking the way of being faithful to God’s Word amid countless temptations “the lonely way.” It’s so easy to be distracted from walking the narrow way that leads to eternal life. […]