Priests Welcome the Lamb’s Lawful Direction

A Lenten Vespers Service for Contemplation of Our Lord’s High Priestly Work Priests don’t tend to be good role models throughout the Gospels and in the book of Acts. Rather, priests accuse and antagonize Jesus and his disciples by their fierce focus on the Law. Yet Jesus warns us all against lawlessness. We learn about … Continue reading Priests Welcome the Lamb’s Lawful Direction

One Boy, Two Fish, Five Loaves and Jesus

An Encouraging Service of Prayer and Preaching With thousands in need, the disciples troubleshooot the situation and come up empty. One offers everything at hand. In the midst of uncertainty, Jesus makes satisfying use of it all. Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Churchwwww.immanuellutheranlaurelne.com Hear the full Service of Prayer and Preaching (Lutheran Service Book, p.260ff) for the … Continue reading One Boy, Two Fish, Five Loaves and Jesus

Matins for our Spiritual Sojourn

A Meditative Matins Service for 3/17/20 The family altar is a sacred place to find the Lord and give thanks. We consider the patriarch Jacob, learning from his complicated family and unsettled life. Here are songs, prayers and a homily on God’s faithfulness to His people throughout our spiritual sojourning. https://youtu.be/I268Z7IkNlA Genesis 35:1-3 God said … Continue reading Matins for our Spiritual Sojourn

Lent 2020: “Offer Yourself, O Priest!”

"Offer Yourself, O Priest!" Say "priest" and minds tend to go anywhere but Jesus. "Priest" is that guy (probably catholic) wearing a black shirt with a white clerical collar. Hear "priest" and perhaps one pictures a Buddhist sort with shaved head, chanting single syllables or sitting silent in lotus position. Some hear "priest" and think … Continue reading Lent 2020: “Offer Yourself, O Priest!”