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Thursday of the First Week in Lent – February 26, 2015

Today’s Reading: Romans 5:1-11 “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 We don’t like to think of ourselves as being weak. If we are weak, then we … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the First Week of Lent – February 25, 2015

Today’s Reading: Romans 5:1-11 “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Romans 5:1 In our lives, we value peace and security but apart from Christ, we have no peace, … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 “I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you.” – Genesis 17:6 God’s promise to Abram gets repeated and expanded. When he was 75, Abram … Continue reading

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Monday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.” – Genesis 17:1 Impossible. God tells Abram that he is to “be blameless.” Abram who told his wife Sarai to lie to Pharaoh and claim … Continue reading

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Saturday after Ash Wednesday – February 21, 2015

Today’s Reading: Mark 1:9-15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” – Mark 1:15 “Wake up, kids, we’re there!” So often these words come from the front seat to … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday – February 20, 2015

Today’s Reading: James 1:12-18 “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” – James 1:12 What … Continue reading

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday – February 19, 2015

Today’s Reading: Genesis 22:1-18 “And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together.  And Isaac said to … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – February 18, 2015

Today’s Reading: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21  “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:1 I recently visited … Continue reading

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Anthem Announcement – Concordia Plan Services

As you may be aware, the news item of the day is the Anthem data breach.  We have received inquiries from members concerned about Concordia Plan Services information.  Here is a link to a news story on our web site. … Continue reading

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Convention Deadline Reminder

The deadline for nominations is fast approaching. Please be sure to have submitted your delegate forms, nominations, and memorials by January 30, 2015. District Convention Delegates Each parish is to be represented by two delegates, an ordained pastor and a … Continue reading

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