Fifth Sunday in Lent Online Service and Bulletin

People starting to get on your nerves? Being cooped up in close proximity with born sinners is a recipe for temptation and conflict. Tough sometimes not to lash out with hard words or deeds. Resentment can build even when we hold our tongues or stop ourselves short of being hurtful. Bitterness, anger, guilt, shame well … Continue reading Fifth Sunday in Lent Online Service and Bulletin

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

Readings for Reformation Day (Observed 10.27.2019)

We pray: “Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your church Your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with … Continue reading Readings for Reformation Day (Observed 10.27.2019)

Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (10.20.2019)

We pray: “O God, because without You we are not able to please You, mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.” Amen. Deuteronomy 10:12-21 (ESV) 12 “And now, … Continue reading Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (10.20.2019)

Meditative Matins for 25 September 2019

We pray: "Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River, You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our … Continue reading Meditative Matins for 25 September 2019