Message for this week.

 

As we gather for worship this Sunday God's word focuses our attention on repentance. Through Ezekiel the Lord makes clear that the matter of turning away from sin has truly life and death consequences. In the Gospel reading Jesus warns the pious Jews of his day that tax collectors and prostitutes–because they believed the Baptizer's preaching of repentance–have entered the kingdom while they remain excluded. We hear the call, "Cast away from [yourselves] all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!" (Ezekiel 18:31). Characteristics of this new spirit are described by St. Paul: "being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. . . . in humility [counting] others more significant than [yourself]" (Philippians 2:2-3). God grant us to sincerely repent and live!

 

 

Hymns of Hope and Comfort

Hymns of Hope and Comfort are a selection of recorded hymns you may wish to listen to or sing along with. They are all in the public domain, meaning that they can be posted here without concern for violating copyright. More hymns will be added as time goes on. If you have a favorite, let Pastor know and he may be able to add it if it's in the public domain.

 

THE FAMILY CATECHETICAL HOUR:  THE PRIESTHOOD AT PRAYER

 

How to use the Family Catechetical Hour

 

Worship Anew is a weekly minute Lutheran TV broadcast worship service which includes music, Scripture readings, prayers, and a pastor delivering a message. The program is intended for those unable to attend church. It is closed captioned for the hearing impaired, and can be viewed by following this link: http://www.WorshipAnew.org

 

Higher Things, a ministry to Lutheran youth, provides daily devotions called "Reflections" for youth and their families. These Reflections, which center on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, can be viewed by following this link: https://higherthings.org/reflections/