Last Sunday of the Church Year

Last Sunday.17 “The End” Matt. 25:31-46 So, is the Last Day a good thing or a bad thing? Easy question, Lutherans. “Yes!” of course. It is a good thing and a bad thing. Our reading last week from Zephaniah emphasized the dark side: “the noise of the

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Thanksgiving Eve Vespers 11.22.17

Thanksgiving.17 “The Eternal Return” Luke 17:11-19 So, why did he come back? The leper in our Gospel, that is. Why did he return? To what end? And you’re like, “Well, duh, Pastor, just what it says: “to give thanks” which, being a Thanksgiving service, is the obvious

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23rd Sunday after Pentecost 2017

S. Pentecost 23.17 “It’s the oil, duh…!” Matt 25:1-13 You know it’s a great Gospel, one of the very best, because the greatest hymn ever written “Wake, Awake For Night Is Flying” is based on it. I wouldn’t want to say your taste in hymnody says everything

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