Dear Christian, What Robs You of Your Easter Joy?

To be featured in Concordia’s June Newsletter Dear Christian, What bends you out of shape? What makes you anxious, flustered, irritable, and otherwise unpleasant to be around? You have no lack of excuses. Gas prices, inflation, Roe v. Wade, Ukraine, another shooting…. baby formula shortage, your check engine light came, I-465 construction 365 days a … Read more

All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints’ Day

This devotion was originally written at the request of a layperson, that they might share about the origin of Halloween and what All Saint’s Day is.  It may be hard to believe that modern Halloween celebrations emerged from an ancient Christian holiday. It’s not unheard of for some Christians to avoid celebrating Halloween, given its … Read more

Catechesis Lesson 1 Review

In these Catechesis Reviews, you can hear a summary of what Pastor and Sarah are teaching our catechumens (catechism students). Catechism: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Commandments Scripture: “The Rich Man and Lazarus” – Luke 16: 19-31Summary: “The faith that saves trusts in Christ alone. The faith that damns trusts in self.” Lessons taken from “Lutheran Catechesis” … Read more