Category Archives: The Church

The Time of the Church: The Season after Pentecost

The Sundays after Pentecost make up the longest portion of the Church Year. This is the Time of the Church–the time we focus on growing together in the life of the Holy Trinity. Continue reading

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The Holy Trinity

Having celebrated the greatest event in God’s history of salvation, the death and resurrection of the Son of God, we pause a bit at the Feast of the Holy Trinity (June 3 this year) to consider the essence of God. … Continue reading

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The Day of Pentecost

Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter (May 27 this year)  and celebrates the fulfillment of  Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to the Church. Red, the color of fire and blood, is the color for Pentecost. The Sundays after Pentecost make up … Continue reading

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Epiphany and the Epiphany Season

Epiphany is on January 6. Epiphany means “to show” or “to make known” and is often called the Gentile Christmas because this is the celebration of when the Magi, who were Gentiles, came to worship Jesus. The Epiphany season continues until the day before Ash Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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The Time of Christmas

The time of Christmas begins with Advent, which is Latin for “He’s coming.” These four Sundays before Christmas are dedicated to preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ, teaching us to hope for the right things. At this time of year, the television … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity

Having celebrated the greatest event in God’s history of salvation, the death and resurrection of the Son of God, we pause a bit at the Feast of the Holy Trinity to consider the essence of God. Certainly the essence of … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter and celebrates the fulfillment of  Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to the Church. Red, the color of fire and blood, is the color for Pentecost. The Sundays after Pentecost make up the longest portion of the … Continue reading

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Holy Week

How are you observing Holy Week in your church?   Palm Sunday: Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday we remember when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey and was welcomed by people waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!” Holy (Maundy) Thursday: … Continue reading

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What Time Is It? The Season of Lent

We in the Midwest are looking forward to Springtime temperatures and leaving this dreary winter behind. But even as we are looking forward to Spring and it’s transition into Summer, the Church Year is also giving us a season of … Continue reading

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Top Ten List of Luther’s Writings from Lutheranism 101

Top Ten List of Luther’s Writings. How many of these would be in your Top Ten List? Continue reading

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