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The Propers for the Second Sunday in Lent are filled with promise and hope for the suffering. In the Epistle, Paul explains how “we rejoice in our sufferings” (Rom 5:3). All this hope in suffering is keyed by the Gospel: Jesus bears His cross to accomplish redemption, and His disciples bear theirs as well (Mk 8:31, 34). Welcome to all our brothers and sisters in Jesus.

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February 25, 2024 Service

The Propers for the Second Sunday in Lent are filled with promise and hope for the suffering. In the Epistle, Paul explains how “we rejoice in our sufferings” (Rom 5:3). All this hope in suffering is keyed by the Gospel: Jesus bears His cross to accomplish redemption, and His disciples bear theirs as well (Mk 8:31, 34). Welcome to all our brothers…

February 18, 2024 Service

The First Sunday in Lent begins this penitential season of preparation for Holy Week and Easter with the account of a test by God and temptations by the devil. The traditional Hymn of the Day, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” proclaims Jesus Christ as the victor over Satan, the old evil foe. We welcome all to God’s house today! Link to…

February 11, 2024 Service

The transfiguration is a momentous event in the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus. It has been celebrated distinctively by Lutherans on the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday (which has been the conclusion of the Epiphany season) since Reformation times. The Old Testament Reading of the day (Ex 34:29–35) is logically connected to significant aspects of the appointed Gospel (Mk 9:2–9)—both…

January 28, 2024 Service

Epiphany 4 continues the Epiphany theme of the Light shining on all the world. The Gospel for the day (Mk 1:14–20) relates the call of more disciples who would, after Pentecost, evangelize the world, though at the cost of their own lives. As Jesus calls these disciples from boats on the sea to become fishers of men, Jonah failed to escape his…