Monthly Archives: December 2014

January 2015 newsletter

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas January, 2015 Friend: Hi, (your name). I was reading that devotional you gave me for Christmas, and I noticed that the church sure does teach against a lot of things. … Continue reading

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Marveling at Jesus

Christmas 1 – St. Luke 2:22-40 Our Gospel text this morning is to put it kindly, boring. 40 days after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph go to the temple and do what is required by the Law so … Continue reading

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2014 Christmas letter to congregation

Christmas, 2014 ‘God and sinners reconciled’ Those familiar words from the hymn Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ring in our ears this time of year. But how many times do we gloss over them, thinking they are just filler until … Continue reading

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That’s the sheep’s manger box!

St. Luke 2:1-20 – Christmas Day Look in the stable, what do you see? A white fluffy sheep stands close by to where the newborn baby Jesus now lies. It’s hard to imagine such a thing when you are standing … Continue reading

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Mary, did you know?

Advent 4 – St. Luke 1:26-38 One of the trending songs this Advent has been the song ‘Mary, did you know?’ which asks among other things, what did Mary know and when did she know it? No doubt one of … Continue reading

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That’s the camel’s manger box!

Advent 3 – Deuteronomy 14:3-21 Look in the stable; what do you see? A tall brown camel stands close by, to where the newborn baby Jesus now lies. You do not see a lot of camels in the Bible; to … Continue reading

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The way of the Lord

Advent 3 – St. John 1:6-8, 19-28 A voice cries out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord! Make His paths straight. Repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. People go out to hear this voice … Continue reading

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