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Where is the Prayer?

And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” Mark 9:29 In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus informs us that certain kinds of evil spirits cannot be driven out, except by prayer.  Seeming to contradict his own statement Jesus did not pray when...

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Calls and Vacancies – Updated September 8, 2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: AVON, Our Shepherd (Senior) BREMEN, St. Paul's (Senior)- called Rev. Heath Curtis - declined BROWNSTOWN, St. Paul COLUMBUS, St. Peter's (Senior)- called Rev. John Cordrey - accepted CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul...

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Devotional from Eugene Brunow 9-13-2021

Who is the Greatest? The gospel for this coming Sunday (Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost) is Mark 9:30-37.There are two narratives in this text. The first account is about Jesus once again foretelling his upcoming death and resurrection. The disciples are still...

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Run Hard. Rest Well. Fall Events

A Rest That Works 2-hour Seminars in Ft. Wayne Thursday - September 16 - Flyer  $29 - 8:30 to 10:30 - 11:30 to 1:30 - 2:30 to 4:30   (faith-focused)   Full Day and Half-Day Retreats at Camp Lutherhaven - Thursday - October 14 - Flyer   $25    (for Pastors and...

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Astonished Beyond Measure

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 7:37 To say they were astonished was not a sufficient description.  The people were astonished beyond measure; they had immeasurable...

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Vaccine, Masks and Religious Exemption

Some are questioning whether they can claim a religious exemption when it comes to getting a vaccine, wearing masks and the like. This message is NOT giving any LCMS legal advice.  We have no official stance on these issues.  However, the link below connects you with...

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Traditions of Men

…all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders… Mark 7:3 Is tradition good or is it bad?  Actually it can be very good. It can also be very bad. And sometimes, I believe, it can be neither good nor bad…almost...

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Fall Pastors Conference – October 18-19, 2021

The 2021 Fall Pastors Conference is scheduled for October 18-19 at the Embassy Suites in Noblesville, Indiana.  The keynote speaker for the event will be Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, Executive Director for the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.  We...

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Devotion from Eugene Brunow 8-23

Out of the Heart The gospel for this coming Sunday (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost) is Mark 7:14-23. This is a continuation of last week’s gospel about what defiles a person. When there is confusion and even unbelief, Jesus takes time to teach. Jesus plainly...

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