Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!  Yes, you read that correctly, Happy Hanukkah!  This year the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah falls on December 3rd. But what does that have to do with Christians, or more specifically what does that have to do with Jesus? For over four hundred years—from...

Brege’s Cross Words – Hebrews 10:11-25

When Jesus, or the New Testament writers, separate “body” and “blood” in their discussion of the work of Christ, they are speaking of Him as a sacrifice.  To prepare an Old Testament sacrifice the blood was associated with the life of a creature, and it was taken from...

Brege’s Cross Words – Hebrews 9:24-28

Our Epistle for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Hebrews 9:24-28) is of tremendous importance in that it demonstrates Christ’s work to be the fulfillment of what was done in Old Testament worship.  This worship, linked to the priestly work in the Tabernacle, pointed...

IN District Curriculum Conversation Update

Grade 2 Curriculum Conversation (originally scheduled for this past Friday, November 2nd) has been rescheduled for this coming Friday, November 9th.  Grade 2 will join up with Grade 1 teachers (at Immanuel Lutheran, Valparaiso) for a day of sharing best practices and...