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Glenda Bremer’s column, “A View from the Pew” appears in the St. John Lutheran Church newsletter, and she has graciously agreed to share the column written for the September newsletter.   I recently embarked on a religious reconnaissance mission to save my fellow Christians from following a path of...
Read: Matthew 16:13-20 (This is the Gospel Reading for Sunday, Aug. 23) “Who do you say that I am?” This question from Jesus is right in the middle of Matthew’s Gospel. It’s meant to be the key question for us to consider. Have you ever noticed how people remember where they were when significant...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
Recently I preached on 1 Timothy 6, including verse 17 which says, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant or to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” Notice three things...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
“When he (Jesus) saw the crowds, he was moved with compassion for them because they were troubled and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)        Do any of these adjectives describe you? I think lately in one way or another we have all felt a little troubled and downcast. In the...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
One of my favorite hymns is “Jesus Calls Us.” The hymn begins with “Jesus calls us o’er the tumult.” Tumult refers to commotion or confusion; agitation rather than calm.        I was curious, so I looked up synonyms for “tumult” in a thesaurus. One of them listed was “hullabaloo.” Hullabaloo is a...
God said through the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all...

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