Posts with the category “notes-from-pastor”

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Lutheran Homeschooling: Catechizing an Evangelical Worldview at Home
August 6th, 2022
As we approach Catechesis classes and school starting, we have another treat from Pastor Johnson. Pastor Johnson presented on Catechesis in the Home at this year's ACELC conference. You can watch his ...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
July 1st, 2022
In place of his normal monthly note, here's Pastor's Paper presented at Iowa District East Symposia on "Obeying God Rather Than Man: When to Remove Your Children From Public Schooling". Enjoy!......  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
June 1st, 2022
 The Apostle Paul wrote, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first da...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
May 2nd, 2022
According to Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Remember God’s Word given to the prophet Jeremiah, “But this command I gave the...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
April 1st, 2022
“Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done; now is the victor’s triumph won; Now be song of praise begun. Alleluia!” (LSB 464, v. 1) Yet, before the battle was done, and the al...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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Lent
March 1st, 2022
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
February 28th, 2022
As we enter the penitential season of Lent, now is a good time to review how Luther taught on God’s Law, Gospel and of the need for repentance. Luther wrote, “This, then, is the thunderbolt of God by ...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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Note from Pastor: Pre-Lent
February 19th, 2022
Greetings!"I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord!" Psalm 122:1Tomorrow is the second Sunday in pre-Lent, Sexagesima Sunday.  "Sexagesima" is approximately 60 days before...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
February 1st, 2022
The following is from Gene Edward Veith’s blog: “On Monday the trial began in Finland for Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola and Member of Parliament Dr. Päivi Räsänen, charged with hate crimes for teachi...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
December 2nd, 2021
Savior of the nations come, Virgin son, make here your home, marvel now O heaven and earth, that the Lord chose such a birth.” (LSB 332)  This hymn is one of the oldest in our hymnal and has been tra...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
November 1st, 2021
As we move into November, the readings and the hymns emphasize the Judgment Day and the return of Christ.  “The day is surely drawing near,” we sing, “when Jesus, God’s anointed, in all His power shal...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
October 1st, 2021
 “Salvation unto us has come, by God’s free grace and favor. Good works cannot avert our doom, they help and save us never. Faith looks to Jesus Christ alone, Who did for all the world atone; He is ou...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
September 1st, 2021
From Luther’s Preface to the Large Catechism, a quote to encourage the study of the Small Catechism...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
July 31st, 2021
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,” Psalm 33:18     As I write this, new mask mandates are going into effect as COVID-19 and its various mu...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
July 1st, 2021
As we celebrate Independence Day, remember the words of the Apostle Paul to the Romans, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those ...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin
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A Note from Pastor
June 1st, 2021
  “But in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you: yet do it with gentleness and respect, ha...  Read More
by Ceci Johnson
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A Note from Pastor
May 8th, 2021
The first Sunday in May has traditionally been the day we witness the public confession of faith, otherwise known as “confirmation,” by the youth who have been instructed in the Word of God and Luther...  Read More
by Kathryn Feldt
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A Note from Pastor
April 1st, 2021
“When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had ri...  Read More
by Jeremiah Bolin

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