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Archive for April, 2009

Easter 2 – John 20:19-31

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Revised from 2004. In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit It’s hard to believe the disciples are so skeptical about Jesus’ resurrection. When Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women told them they had seen the Lord, their words seemed to […]

Hymns for the First Octave of Easter

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The Resurrection of Our Lord Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1—2:3 (The Creation) Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13 (The Flood) Genesis 22:1–18 (The Testing of Abraham) Exodus 14:10—15:1 (Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea) Canticle: Song of Moses and Israel (LSB 925) Isaiah 55:1–11 (Salvation Offered Freely to All) Ezekiel 36:24–28 (A New Heart and a New […]

A Few Thoughts on Quasimodo Geniti (Easter 1/2)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

From AC V: 1 So that we may obtain this faith, the ministry of teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. 2 Through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Spirit is given [John 20:22]. He works faith, when and where it pleases God [John 3:8], in those who hear the […]

A Bright Future in Jesus – Easter 2009 (Mark 16:1-8)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin The Resurrection of Our Lord (April 12, 2009) Job 19:23-27; I Cor. 15:12-25; Mark 16:1-8 TITLE: “A Bright Future in Jesus” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is from St. Mark Chapter Sixteen. […]

Holy Thursday sermon

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

  The words of the great Swedish bishop Bo Giertz damn us all: “There are no worthy guests at the Lord’s table. None has deserved to come.” Those words damn us all – yet they are also filled with grace. For tonight we are invited guests to the Lord’s table, despite our unworthiness. This is […]