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Pastor’s Potpourri

a mixture of comments concerning our life together in Christ!

Our Current Adult Bible Class

Second Corinthians

Meets each Sunday
at 9:30 a.m.
in the Fellowship Centre!
Please join us as we study these
lessons for life!
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Our “Love-Month”

O.W.L.S.* Event
will be Thursday, February 15!
Watch upcoming Bulletins and your email box for the intimate details!

*Older Wiser Loving Saints are 55+ish
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A Big Thank You!

for the cards, greetings, gifts and the gift
from the congregation this Christmas!
Working together
as God’s redeemed people using the gifts God so freely gives
is so encouraging!

Pastor and Shari

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Ash Wednesday

(the beginning of Lent)
is February 14!

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Speaking of Ashes –

The life of the baptized is often a daily, fickle journey from unbelief to faith. Job wallows in ashes one day (Job 2) but makes a marvelous confession the next (Job 19): “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (LSB 461). St. Peter boldly confessed, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68) and “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16, yet he tried to deter Jesus from the cross (Matthew 16:22) and denied Him three times (Matthew 26:69-75).

This helps us understand why one man said to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). Dr. Martin Luther says, “{Holy Baptism} indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die
with all sins . . . and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God” (Small Catechism, “What Baptism Indicates,” Part 4).

Even when our old man wins some days, let’s not look inwardly to improve! Rather, let’s die in ashes, confess our sin, and rise again in Jesus. Through the rosy-red waters of Holy Baptism, Jesus washes us by His cross, now and always!

Who will Help Us from Our Ashes?
Jesus has, and He always will!

(Adapted from a devotion by Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Puls)
Blessings this month and throughout Lent,

 

 

 


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