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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 […]

Sermon for Quinquagesima

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The verbs are where the action is. The verbs help us tell a story, propel the action forward, and lend life to a narrative. Consider, for instance, the verbs in the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed: [Jesus] was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered . . . crucified, died, and was buried. Then He descended, rose again, etc. The verbs tell us what Christ allowed Himself to suffer (the state of humiliation) and how He rose victorious over death and the grave (the state of exaltation). The first part of today’s Gospel lesson follows a similar pattern. Six “passion verbs” show how everything that is written about the Son of Man in the prophets will be accomplished: He will be mocked, shamefully treated, spit upon, flogged, killed, and raised from the dead.

Sermon for 3/6/11–Quinquagesima

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Stopping Jesus Luke 18:31-43 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Jesus is on the road to Jerusalem, and He knows what awaits Him at the end of the journey. He tells the disciples, “All things that are written by the prophets concerning the […]

Quinquagesima – Luke 18:31-43

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The apostles’ LIFE TOGETHER began with the Savior’s simple sentence: Follow Me. Little did they know that three years later, their walk with the Master would conclude in Jerusalem on Passover with most of them abandoning Him. Judas Iscariot […]

Lindemann on Quinquagesima

Monday, February 28th, 2011

QUINQUAGESIMA This is the last of the three pre-Lenten Sundays, exactly the fiftieth day before Easter. It is also called Esto mihi, from the opening words of the Latin Introit: Esto mihi in Deum protectorem, etc. The teaching of the day is love, love in all its glory and wonder, the love of God to […]