Redeemer Lutherhan Church

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Abide with Me

| May 17, 2019

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;When other helpers fail and comforts flee,Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;Change and decay in all around I see—O Thou who changest not, abide with […]

Funeral Planning Guides

| April 7, 2019

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, years ago Pastor Timothy Mowry began the task of creating a Christian Funeral planning guide. My previous congregation had this. The work sheet was simple. It included hymn suggestions, Bible verses, and Baptism and Confirmation verses. While these worksheets provided guidance in funeral planning they also served as testaments to […]

About the Augsburg Confession

| March 7, 2019

Part of the Book of Concord The Augsburg Confession is one of the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord of 1580. This collection of confessional statements has been adopted by Lutherans worldwide as a true and faithful exposition of the Holy Scriptures, and includes the following: The Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. The […]

Commendation of the Dying

| February 10, 2019

Isaiah 46:3-4 (ESV) 3 “Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; 4 even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I […]

10 Ways to Say, “I Love You”

| November 1, 2018

Do you want to be more adept at expressing your love to your spouse? Here are 10 suggestions. by Victor M. Parachin Reprinted with permission from the February, 1997 issue of The Lutheran Witness During an interview, Joseph Hodges Choate, former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, was asked whom he would like to be if […]

Big Sins ~ Forgiven

| September 1, 2018

“Big Sins ~ Forgiven” Friday, August 31, 2018 All good things come to an end. So it is for Rev. Ken Klaus. What follows is Pastor’s Klaus’ last devotion for the Lutheran Hour. As the Board of Christian life has been advocating for our congregation to have a more devotional life I want to recommend […]

Baptism-Dead to Sin, Alive to God

| June 1, 2018

Romans 6:1-14 ESV   Dead to Sin, Alive to God   <em>1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized […]

The Chastening of the Father (Hebrews 12:1-13)

| May 1, 2018

<em>John 15:1-2 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does not bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear bore fruit.</em>   <em>Hebrews 12:5-9 (ESV) “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of […]

His Story – ✞ Our Songs of Faith Resound…

| April 1, 2018

“Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.” Martin Luther Many of the hymns that we sing in church have a history of their own. This history, like […]

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Drawn from the Four Gospels

| March 1, 2018

This conflation of the Gospel accounts is often read during Lenten mid-week services. Due to its extensive nature it has fallen into disuse. This is unfortunate as it succinctly tells the story of our redemption through Jesus the Christ. I invite you to use this Passion Story as one of your Lenten devotions. –Brought to […]