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  • Dec 16, 2017 | 15:00 pm

    While the children's presentation of the Christmas history will take the place of the readings for the 10:45 service tomorrow morning, it will be "Third Sunday of Advent as usual" at the 8:00 service. The appointed gospel this week is John 1:6-8, 19-28 (more John the Baptizer). Here's the beginning of the sermon for that service....."There was a man sent from God whose name was John...."And yet, he was not the Light that lighteneth all people. So, why are we hearing about him for a second week in a row as we continue our Christmas preparations? Simply because he points to that Light - he bears witness, gives testimony - he pointed once in times past, and he still points today - and it turns out, you and I, we still need to be pointed.Which seems a little odd, right? I mean, here we are, in church - we confess Jesus as the Messiah - it would seem that we pretty well understand that He is the Light - it doesn't seem that we need any pointing. Yet, even here, we have our darknesses - even here there are places where Christ's light does not shine as it should. And if we are to properly receive and celebrate Jesus' birth come Christmas, then w again need to appreciate the reality, power, and meaning of His Light. And John was sent to help us with that.So - where do we start? Well, we can start with one of the traditional themes for this third Sunday of Advent. When I led chapel Thursday, I told the young folks about the pink candle on the Advent wreath. The color of this season used to be purple - for repentance - like in Lent. But, even in the midst of sorrow for sin, we remember that God sent Jesus to save - to forgive - to heal. And so, a pink, or rose colored candle and week - and it was called Gaudate, which is Latin for "rejoice." We get a week of rejoicing because Christ is coming....Hear the rest at early service tomorrow, or catch it at our web-page (mtcalvarypeoria.org) on Tuesday (look for sermons in the media section).God bless! Rejoice!

  • Dec 15, 2017 | 10:10 am

    The Children of our Sunday School will present "Jesus is the Reason" during worship to help us all... The Children of our Sunday School will present "Jesus is the Reason" during worship to help us all remember the true meaning of Christmas The Children of our Sunday School will present "Jesus is the Reason" during worship to help us all remember the true meaning of Christmas

  • Dec 14, 2017 | 12:59 pm

    The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod In the morning when you get up, make the sign of the holy cross and say:In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may also say this little prayer:

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