Like Sheep Without a Shepherd

“When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.”  Mark 6:34 When Jesus looked at the crowd, he was deeply moved. The Greek indicates His observation was gut-wrenching.  The word “compassion” is...

Calls and Vacancies – Updated July 14, 2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: AVON, Our Shepherd (Senior)BREMEN, St. Paul’s (Senior)- called Rev. Heath CurtisBROWNSTOWN, St. PaulCOLUMBUS, St. Peter’s (Senior)- Rev. Mark Teike retiringCROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry)/DILLSBORO,...

Out of the Depths

“And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison.”  Mark 6:27 Arguably Martin Luther’s favorite Psalm was 130.  The last verse of this Psalm predicts the Savior with these words: And He will redeem...

It’s Still Repentance

“So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.”  Mark 6:12 The proclamation of repentance has been God’s central proclamation since the Fall of mankind.  Every prophet, apostle and preacher (including the greatest preacher, Jesus Himself) has proclaimed...