Treasures Old and New The Blessings of Lectionary Preaching Where it all comes from, no one really knows for sure. Every time you think that there couldn’t possibly be more, more is revealed from the depths of the mythical storeroom. It really is the stuff of legend. All of it saved, stored, treasured, and later Continued.
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Our congregation’s chancel renovation story isn’t a success story. It’s just a story. But it’s a story about God’s work among his people, and that makes it a story worth telling. A Generous Offer St. Paul was founded in 1883 by a faithful band of Lutherans who were on the orthodox side of the Continued.
To Correctly Handle the Word of Truth Receiving the Preaching of Others as Preaching for Me “Those shoes don’t look right under an alb. Come on, man. Show a little care about your appearance.” “You just read the Gospel before the hymn. Why are you reading it again? Hmm. I wonder how the guest preacher Continued.
“Will it have bathrooms?” This was a key question. Our congregation had been meeting in a rented, one room, 1850 church building without running water. Now we looked to purchase and renovate a previous day care facility as a church. The answer was “Yes”! The purchase was made. But then the work of renovation began. Continued.
To Correctly Handle the Word of Truth Preach the Clear Word I was in the largest ballroom I had ever seen. It was in the hotel where a few years earlier, my kids and I had snuck in just to ride the glass elevator to the top floor and look down on that huge inner Continued.
Jerusalem, Morton Grove was founded in 1902 on the north edge of Chicago. Back then it was a farming community made up of mostly German immigrants. A first sanctuary was built in 1903 and renovated in 1929 after a fire destroyed much of the interior. Arch-shaped, stained-glass windows were added at that time. They were Continued.
To Correctly Handle the Word of Truth Preach Text-Specific and Hearer-Specific Specific Gospel “He is properly prepared who believes these words: ‘Given’ and ‘Poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins.’ But whoever does not believe these words or doubts them is not prepared, because the words ‘for you’ require nothing but hearts that Continued.
Resurrection’s first service was held celebrating Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, 1983. After worshiping at a fire station, shopping center, and YMCA, our sanctuary was constructed in 1991. Rather than building a WEF facility (worship-education-fellowship), the congregation pushed to build a sanctuary that would be large enough for the church to grow into. The tradeoff Continued.
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