From the Pastor

Posted by Pastor Jonathan Blanke on

  “He has not let our feet slip” (Psalm 66:9)  More From the Pastor on our YouTube channel.   �

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RLS Chapel Talk

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John 16:33 and Apples More RLS Chapel Talk on their YouTube channel.   Registration is open for next year, Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade! www.rlscary.orgwww.facebook.com/RLSCary  

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Musical Devotion

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Ascension More Bob's Musical Devotions on our YouTube channel.  

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Light, Revisited (John 1:4–5, 3:1–2; 12:46; 19:39)

Posted by Pastor Jonathan Blanke on

I’ve become more aware of light over the last several weeks. Maybe you have, too. Yes, we’ve moved from standard to daylight savings time and now enjoy light outside during the early evening hours! But I’m talking about a different kind of light. I’m referring to a...

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Tags: easter, john, darkness, light, lent

Am I Really Good Enough? (Genesis 12:1–9; Romans 4:1-8)

Posted by Pastor Jonathan Blanke on

March is the month that the season of Lent really starts to get underway. (For an introduction to the season we call Lent, see this video produced by Concordia Publishing House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkqHQGdPwMo) Though any day in the life of a Christian is a time to reflect on...

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The Gift of Jesus for “All”…and for “Me” Too (1 Corinthians 1:18–31)

Posted by Pastor Jonathan Blanke on

When I was a young person, the church I attended at the time had a sign that proclaimed to every car leaving the parking lot, “You are now entering the mission field.” I like that sign. It’s always good to be reminded why we’re here. We’re not put on this earth to...

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“Welcome Home” (Romans 15:7)

Posted by Pastor Jonathan Blanke on

With a new month and new year on the calendar begins a new emphasis in our church life together: the season of receiving the revelation of God in the person of God’s Son, Jesus Christ during “Epiphany.” As we reaffirm our baptisms on the weekend of January 12, hear the weekly...

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Blessed New Year!

Posted by Bob Unger on

The Church Year begins with Advent.  Instead of viewing the Church year as linear, as a timeline for example, the Church Year is cyclical. Advent flows out of the recent narrative of the End Times and helps prepare us for Christmas. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning coming...

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Tags: christmas, christ, advent, birth, nativity, church year

Attitude of Gratitude

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Luke 17:11-19 is the Gospel reading typically used for Worship Services on Thanksgiving Eve/Day. In this Gospel story, Jesus heals ten lepers, but only one returns to give glory to God by thanking Him. The reason the one man returned to thank God, whereas the other nine did not, is that his...

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Joyfully Hemmed In

Posted by Deb Oesterling on

My oldest daughter was going through a particularly challenging time recently. As I sat down to pray for her early one morning, I remembered her Confirmation verse, Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” (NIV) Powerful words of encouragement to cover...

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