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Archive: New Bible Studies Begin in November

Sundays, November 6th to December 18th, 9:10 to 10:10am

"A Study of the Smalcald Articles" - Pastor John Boehringer

There is a nursery for parents with little ones but you need to call to register them in the church office.

Tuesdays, November 8th to December 20th, 7:30 to 8:30pm

"Deadly Desires: A Study of Homosexuality" - Pastor Rodney Warnecke

Wednesdays, November 9th to December 21st, 10:00 to 11:00am

"Law & Gospel" - Pastor John Boehringer

Archive: Our Life Is Hidden In Christ - Observer Message - November 2011

Soon we will be looking at leafless trees that look lifeless. But are they? Certainly we have enjoyed the beauty of the blaze of color that signifies the autumn time of the year. The beauty of hills clothed in red and oranges and yellows is a sight to behold.

But what is coming? The leaves will fade and fall. Soon enough we all will be staring at barren, leafless trees. The trees at which we will be staring will speak a sermon on death that is hard to ignore. It is exactly that truth that shouts a wonderful message to all believers everywhere.

Listen to what Paul tells us in his letter to the Colossians:
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Col 3:1-4)

Archive: Our Call as Christians - Observer Message - October 2011

1 Corinthian 9:16, "Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!"

This is Mission Festival season, some might say. We just celebrated our Mission Festival this past weekend. In grace God had given St. Paul a call to preach. There was an inner compulsion to carry out that call. That compulsion was born of faith in Christ. God's judgement would have rested on Paul if he had not carried out his calling. The gospel becomes an instrument of judgement if we do not believe it and share it. "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved," Jesus said, "but whoever does not believe will be condemned" (Mk.16:16). Paul had the blessed opportunity to share the gospel with others.

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