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LCMS Worship: Hymn of the Day Studies for Lent – Three-Year & One-Year Lectionary

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on LCMS Worship: Hymn of the Day Studies for Lent – Three-Year & One-Year Lectionary

LCMS Worship provides Hymn of the Day Studies for Lent for the Three-Year Lectionary and the One-Year Lectionary. The Word in Song studies hymns in Lutheran Service Book. Three-Year Lectionary: “From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee” (LSB 607) — study by Randall P. Wurschmidt “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (LSB 656/657) — study by Marion Lars Hendrickson “‘How Shall They Hear,’ Who Have Not Heard” (LSB 831) — study by Paul F. Becker “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart” (LSB 708) — study by Randy Wurschmidt “May God Bestow on Us His Grace” (LSB 823/824) — study by Thomas E. Lock “God Loved the...

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Warehouse fire destroys 1.5 million copies of GOOD NEWS magazine

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Warehouse fire destroys 1.5 million copies of GOOD NEWS magazine

St. Louis firefighters backed away from the blaze after several explosions and wall-collapses during a five-alarm warehouse fire in St. Louis on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Among items lost in the fire were 1.5 million copies of GOOD NEWS magazine. (Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch/J.B. Forbes) By Cheryl Magness At around 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, a small fire ignited in the basement of Park Warehouse Service at 3937 Park in St. Louis. Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene, but according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, they had trouble locating and containing the blaze, and...

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LCMS, LCC, NALC release three-year Bible reading guide

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on LCMS, LCC, NALC release three-year Bible reading guide

Since 2011, representatives of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) have met approximately twice a year to discuss areas of shared concern. Previously those discussions had resulted in two documents: a joint statement on marriage, “An Affirmation of Marriage,” in 2013; and a joint statement on Holy Scripture, “God’s Word Forever Shall Abide,” in 2015. Now there is another outcome of the ongoing conversation of these three church bodies: “Reading the Word of God: A Daily Reading Guide for Three Years.” According...

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Buckman honored for service to military

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Buckman honored for service to military

Air National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman, left, receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal from Navy Chaplain (Capt. Ret.) Craig Muehler, director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces Oct. 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, Ill. The award recognizes Buckman, Faith’s pastor, for his outstanding pastoral service to the military. (Dave Huxsoll) Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman received the St. Martin of Tours bronze medal during Oct. 28–29 worship services at Faith Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, Ill. The medal is awarded by the...

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CTCR Bible study: ‘Justifying Christmas’

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in News | Comments Off on CTCR Bible study: ‘Justifying Christmas’

  To help individuals and congregations commemorate the Reformation, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) developed a four-session Bible study called “Justifying Christmas.” “Justifying Christmas” is not about the questions that sometimes vex Christians during the Christmas season (such as “How can you justify spending so much money on gifts or taking kids to see Santa?”). Instead, as described in the introduction to the study, it is about helping Christians see “how the Scriptures connected with the birth of Jesus proclaim the Good News of justification by grace...

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LCMS, LCC and NALC compile three-year schedule of daily Bible readings

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in News | Comments Off on LCMS, LCC and NALC compile three-year schedule of daily Bible readings

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has joined with the Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church to compile a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures. Daily readings The daily readings are listed on calendars for 2018, 2019 and 2020. The plan provides a guide that will take the reader through the entire Old Testament one time in three years, with the exception of Psalms, which are read twice each year. The New Testament will be read twice in the three years. A reading from the Old...

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