Monthly Archives: January 2012

February 2012 newsletter

Peace Lutheran Church    Natoma, Kansas February, 2012 In a year with an abnormal winter, it might seem strange that Lent should be upon us this month, but it is.  Indeed, we normally think of Lent as beginning in the middle … Continue reading

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Congregational Counting

This morning I did my LCMS duty in filling out the 2011 statistical report for the congregation I serve.  The interesting part of the report is the actual counting of people in the congregation.  The first two questions are the … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Corner

This is my article that appeared today in the Natoma-Luray Independent of the Russell County News. Where have all the heroes gone? Do you have a hero?  Someone who you look up to, who you believe to be indestructible, who … Continue reading

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Reflecting on LSB #685

I have been meaning to write this for some time.  One of the most memorable moments I have from serving as a delegate to the 2010 LCMS convention is after lunch on Tuesday Rev. Ken Klaus was doing the devotion, … Continue reading

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A new mission for small town congregations

In St. John 1:43, Jesus calls Philip to follow Him.  Philip then goes and finds Nathanael and tells him that he has found the one whom Moses and the prophets have foretold: Jesus of Nazareth.  Nathanael’s response in verse 46 … Continue reading

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Epiphany Devotion

O God, by the leading of a star You made known Your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles. Lead us who know You by faith, to enjoy in heaven the fullness of Your divine presence; through the same Jesus Christ, our … Continue reading

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Newspaper Devotional

Starting today, I am in a rotation to write an article titled: The Pastor’s Corner for the Natoma-Luray Independent section of The Russell County News. Here is today’s article: Happy New Year! With the arrival of 2012, many are making their plans … Continue reading

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