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The great calendar irony of 2018

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas February, 2018 This is the year of the great calendar irony for Christians.  Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th, which is Valentine’s Day; and Easter Sunday falls on April 1st, which is … Continue reading

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What have we done?

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas January, 2018 I was in a meeting last month, and the presenter, a District executive recounted how he had asked his staff: what have we done in the past three years?  He … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter 2017

Christmas, 2017 There is no shortage of nativity scenes this time of year, available both for purchase and for viewing pleasure.  They come in all shapes and sizes; some with just a few pieces, and others with seemingly all of … Continue reading

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9 months with Mary

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas December, 2017 Amazingly, there is a show called ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’, which recounts the experiences of women who show up at the emergency room of the hospital experiencing some … Continue reading

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Continuing the Celebration

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas November, 2017 Over the next two months, you and I will no doubt remark on the arrival of Christmas in the stores and in the community, and even in the church, … Continue reading

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Christ Alone

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas October, 2017 This is part 4 of a 4 part series on the Solas of the Reformation.  Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be found in the January, April and … Continue reading

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Summer reading

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas September, 2017 I just finished reading Giving It All Away and Getting It all Back Again by David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby.  In the book, he recounts his humble … Continue reading

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