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A Note From Pastor Mark Berlin

Three Ways to Handle an Unhappy Marriage by Corey Allan

| August 28, 2017

From Pastor Mark’s Desk Joe south wrote the song “I beg your Pardon”. Some of the lyrics are as follows. “I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine there’s gotta be a little rain sometime When you take you gotta give so live and let live and let […]

Be Our Guest

| June 1, 2015

Summer has just begun. At least I think it has. One thing that is for sure is that we will be hosting a lot more guests as they come for vacation and recreation. Redeemer has been blessed to be in position to serve many of these people with God’s Word and the Good News of […]

Temptation and Testing

| February 18, 2015

Temptation There are two kinds of temptation: temptations for good and temptations for evil. God, indeed, tempts and tries His children. We see examples of this in God’s testing of Abraham on Mount Moriah when God asked him to sacrifice his only Son (Gen. 22:1–9). We see Jesus testing the woman from Phoenicia as she […]

A Choir of Trees

| November 1, 2014

A Choir of Trees   “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes, for he comes to judge the […]


| September 26, 2014

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10   Just over a week ago I dropped my son off at college. Wow, how time flies (as fast as the summer of 2014). The little guy I cradled in my arms […]

Persecution in the Ball Diamond

| June 1, 2014

As sin entered into the world, with it came Christian persecution. Cain killed his brother Able. Since then the prophets were persecuted and killed. Jesus, God’s own beloved Son was persecuted and murdered. Since His crucifixion those people that have believed in Him have been and will be persecuted. I came across this blog and […]

Why We Practice Closed Communion – Part 3

| May 1, 2014

In the past three Couriers we have examined Closed or what some people call Close communion. We have reviewed the Scriptural basis for the practice and the Early Church’s practice. Now we conclude with a review of what our Lutheran Confessions say followed by a closing reflection. May the blessings of Christ’s resurrection continue to […]

Why We Practice Closed Communion – Part 2

| April 1, 2014

The church that received the doctrines and teachings of the Apostles continued to practice closed communion. The issue for them was not what was believed about the Holy Supper. There was a consensus in the early church that in the Lord’s Supper the true body and blood of Christ, given and shed for the remission […]

Why We Practice Closed Communion – Part 1

| March 1, 2014

Table fellowship in the Lord’s Supper has become one of the most debated issues in the church today. The decision to practice Open or Closed communion segments many congregations. Christians of good will and conscious on both sides of the issue want to do what they feel is right. They want to do the Christian […]

The Church Year – Proclaiming the Year of the Lord’s Favor

| February 1, 2014

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s […]