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I give thanks for all of you

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas February, 2017 I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God that was given in Christ Jesus – 1 Corinthians 1:4 St. Paul writes these … Continue reading

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Faith alone

First Lutheran Church Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church Natoma, Kansas January, 2017 This is part 1 of a 4 part series on the Solas of the Reformation. The others will appear in the April, July and October newsletters. In Genesis … Continue reading

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Christmas letter 2016

Christmas, 2016 How will this be, since I am a virgin? – St. Luke 1:34 Mary’s question is a valid one.  After all, virgins are not supposed to be found with child; it is scientifically impossible. And yet it will … Continue reading

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Reflections on stewardship

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas November, 2016 I was visiting a congregation some time back, and they announced that the new offering envelopes were available; and they encouraged people to take them home, even if … Continue reading

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Are you ready for a Reformation?

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas October, 2016 Happy 499! 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and there will be no shortage of special events related to it.  A PBS special on Martin Luther … Continue reading

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What college freshmen have to look forward to

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas September, 2016 The college freshmen who walks into orientation this Fall was born around the year 1998, and is 18 years old.  They live in a different world then you … Continue reading

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What about memorization?

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas August, 2016 Some time back, I was involved in a discussion on education, and the matter of memorization came up, and in an effort to poo-poo the effort required to … Continue reading

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