Monthly Archives: December 2014

January Newsletter

Stewardship doesn’t have to be difficult. We often make it more difficult than it need be. The fundamentals of stewardship come from answering these basic questions: Who are you? To whom do I give? And how much? It’s that simple. So who are you? Look at the Table of Duties

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“Seeing with the Ears of Faith”

Seeing with the Ears of Faith Sermon for First Sunday After Christmas, series C, Gospel, Luke: 2:22-40 When I was writing the sermon for today I gave it the title, “Seeing with the Ears of Faith.” I didn’t look at the artwork for the worship folder until after we had

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“Grace and Truth in the Flesh”

“Grace and Truth in the Flesh” Sermon, Christmas Day, Gospel, John 1: 1-20 I remember a scene from a movie or television show where the camera starts on earth, then the imaginary camera zooms out to include the moon, then further back to see planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, then still

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“Sing a New, Old Song”

What a noisy party! Women running around, cooing and fussing over the baby, laying the plates out, baking the bread for the feast to celebrate the circumcision of Zechariah and Elizabeth’s baby. The men gathered in groups, jabbering loudly about this and that: the latest news from Jerusalem or the

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“Cloud Pictures” Sermon, Advent 2, Gospel, Luke 21:25-36

“Cloud Pictures” Sermon, Advent 2, Gospel, Luke 21:25-36   One of the blessings of living in the Great Plains of the United States is our big sky. Driving on the Kansas Turnpike between Wichita and Emporia one sees a 360 degree bowl of sky on the horizon. On a clear

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December Newsletter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ of Calvary Lutheran Church, Wellington, Greetings in Christ Jesus, who has called us to be a holy people, gathered around His Word and Sacrament and to be a light to a darkened world! We are in the season of Advent, which begins the church

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“What Was Spoken” Sermon, First Sunday in Advent, Matthew 21:1-9

Happy New Year! No, I haven’t somehow torn off a page of the calendar. I know that today is November thirtieth, not January 1. But today is a new year.  Today is the first day of the church year, and like New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day it is

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