October 24, 2019 Weekly Update

October 24, 2019 Weekly Update

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Remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • Sandy Finck & Iona Oltman
  • Don and Sue Juricka, and their daughter Jenny, mourning the loss of Jenny's husband Tim Staulcup (also the nephew of our member Diana Uphoff)
  • For Sawyer VanHoveln in Afghanistan

Give thanks to God for the Church and the Gospel which we celebrate this Sunday as we observe Reformation Day

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All Saints' Remembrances

On Sunday, November 3rd we will celebrate All Saints' Day and we will remember those who have departed and are with Jesus. If you would like anyone remembered by name, please let me know. There are cards to fill out in the narthex or you can simply email me (Pastor Boehne) any names. Thanks!

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Reformation Sunday!... (Upcoming)

The theme of this coming Sunday is "Live BIG" as we celebrate the Reformation. Luther was a big fan of the Te Deum, a hymn which dates back to the 4th century. Many of you will remember singing it in the service of Matins. I was told that Pastor Lakamp used to use the service of Matins quite a bit on non-Communion Sundays. It's a beautiful morning service.

The Te Deum is a BIG hymn. It takes a big view of the whole heavens and earth and tells exactly what we believe about the entire thing. We'll contrast that with the very "small" view that we often take of the world--focused on "me, myself, and I". That individualism, which is part and parcel of our world today, robs us of a much bigger and fuller life that is lived toward God and toward our neighbors.

If you have time before Sunday, take a look at the words of the Te Deum printed here below or listen to the recording of the hymn at the bottom which we'll be singing this Sunday:
We praise You, O God; we acknowledge You to be the Lord.
All the earth now worships You, the Father everlasting.
To You all angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the pow'rs therein.
To You cherubim and seraphim continually do cry:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Your glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise You.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise You.

The noble army of martyrs praise You.
The holy Church throughout all the world does acknowledge You.
The Father of an infinite majesty; Your adorable, true, and only Son;
also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter.

You are the king of glory, O Christ;
You are the everlasting Son of the Father.

When You took upon Yourself to deliver man,
You humbled Yourself to be born of a virgin.
When You had overcome the sharpness of death,
You opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

You sit at the right hand of God
in the glory of the Father.
We believe that You will come
to be our judge.

We therefore pray You to help Your servants,
whom You have redeemed with Your precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with Your saints
in glory everlasting.


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Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 24th we will have a church thanksgiving potluck after the 10am service. Please plan to attend. It's a great opportunity for our church family to give thanks together for all our blessings!

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Romans 2 - No Excuses

There are no excuses before God for anyone. Romans 2 lays out why. Join us this Sunday.

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