First Sunday after Trinity

Love and Marriage Saint Luke 16:19-31 In the 14th, 15th, and the beginning of the 16th chapter of Saint Luke’s Gospel, our Lord Jesus tells a series of six parables, the first two at a Sabbath Day supper in the home of a ruler of the Pharisees, and the last four on the way to[…]

Feast of the Holy Trinity

The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity Saint John 3:1-17 In the Daily Prayers section of the Small Catechism, Martin Luther teaches that, “In the morning when you get up, make the sign of the holy cross and say: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”[…]

The Feast of Pentecost

Pentecost and the Coming of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-21 Before our Lord Jesus departed from His disciples and ascended into heaven, He had everything set in place for the founding of His New Testament Church. He had ordained His disciples into the office of the Holy Ministry and instructed them to ordain other men[…]

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Hearing the Testimony of Jesus Saint John 15:26-16:4 “Exaudi” is the name for today, the Sunday after Ascension Day. It’s a Latin word meaning “hear.” It’s what we sang together in the Introit: “Hear”—“Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud. Alleluia!” Now, not only do we call out in faith for God to hear us[…]

Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

The Gospel Imperative Saint Luke 24:44-53 “Tetelestai!” Jesus cried out from the cross. “Tetelestai!” “It is finished!” The work that the Father had sent His Son to do here on earth had been accomplished. “He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,[…]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Asking In Jesus’ Name Saint John 16:23-33 You may have noticed from the front cover of your bulletin that the old Church name for today is Rogate. Now, this is a bit unusual, for those old Church names just about always come from the Latin first words of the Introit. In Latin, today’s Introit begins,[…]