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Rogate, May 21, 2017 - St. John 16:23b-30

Posted: Sunday, May 21st, 2017 (0 comments)

“Ask ye.” That’s what that word Rogate means. Normally these Sundays in Lent and Easter are named for the first word of the Introit in Latin, but not today. Today the name comes from the theme of these days before Ascension. The Church for a long time used these days to pray God not to punish us as we justly deserve but to richly bless the fruits of the earth. A chief prayer on these days is The Litany. This ancient prayer of intercession, which Dr. Luther himself revised in 1529, teaches us what all we are praying for when we say The Lord’s Prayer. . . .

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Cantate, May 14, 2017 - St. John 16:5-15

Posted: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 (0 comments)

Our organ console is about to get rebuilt on the inside. The technology in there is not in the best of health. What’s going in will be much more efficient and modern. Our organ repair man tells us we’ll need to replace the flute ranks soon too. That’s why you see in your pews envelopes for the organ fund. We need to prepare for that work to be done so we can pay for it when the time is here, and that time is coming quickly. . . .

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RLS Chapel Devotion, May 12, 2017 - St. John 7:37-53

Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2017 (0 comments)

Where are you from? I’m from southeastern Michigan. You might be from Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, Plum, Oakmont, or Verona. You might say your parents or your ancestors came from places like Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Africa, Africa or any other number of places. You might be able to list all sorts of places your ancestors came from. . . .

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Jubilate, May 7, 2017 - St. John 16:16-23a

Posted: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 (0 comments)

“A little while.” Nobody likes to wait. The children are getting anxious for the end of school; the teachers too. They get anxious for birthdays and presents and cake, for vacation and fun and games. We get anxious for baseball season, a promotion, or to get out of the hospital. “A little while?” That’s no fun! . . .

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RLS Chapel Devotion, May 5, 2017 - St. John 6:41-59

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 (0 comments)

I like bread. White bread’s the best, and dinner rolls. My wife makes wheat bread from scratch. There’s nothing like fresh bread right out of the oven. . . .

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Misericordias, April 30, 2017 - St. John 10:11-16

Posted: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 (0 comments)

We’ve been talking a lot about sheep these past 2 months. The focus is always Jesus. He is The Lamb of God that bore the sins of the world. But on Preschool – or Little Lambs – Sunday, we got a preview of what we hear today. The Lamb of God is The Good Shepherd of His sheep. . . .

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RLS Chapel Devotion, April 28, 2017 - St. John 4:28-38

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 (0 comments)

The disciples were surprised. Jews didn’t have anything to do with Samaritans. It wasn’t because their blood wasn’t the same as theirs. It’s because their religion wasn’t quite the same. They just used the 5 books of Moses, and they’d edited those too! To make it worse, they claimed they were supposed to worship somewhere other than Jerusalem. . . .

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Quasimodogeniti, April 23, 2017 - St. John 20:19-31

Posted: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 (0 comments)

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of The Word.” These words from St. Peter which began today’s Liturgy don’t make sense to us at first. Who are the newborn babes? Many of us have been Christians for years! Why does The Liturgy begin with those words today, a Sunday after Easter? . . .

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RLS Chapel Devotion, April 21, 2017 - St. Luke 24:36-49

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 (0 comments)

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia! So . . . “Why were the disciples scared? Jesus was with them again!” That’s what we think when we hear they were scared when they first saw the Risen Christ. We love Jesus. We know He loves us. Why be afraid? . . .

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Easter, April 16, 2017 - I Corinthians 5:6-8

Posted: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 (0 comments)

“What does this mean? What did this mean for our future, that Jesus is risen? After all, none of us believed Him when He told us He would rise again. What’s He going to do to us? What’s He going to have us do? Do we really have to go to Galilee right now? What’s going on? Did we really just see that? Was it all just a big day-dream? Have we been getting enough sleep? Are we awake or asleep and dreaming? Did we really just see an angel? Christ is risen?” . . .

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