Feast of the Reformation

A Life of Repentance Saint John 8:31-36 Church conventions, especially Synodical conventions, generally include opportunities for visiting dignitaries to bring greetings to the assembled delegates and other attendees. At the recently held convention of Lutheran Church-Canada, one such greeting was from the bishop of our sister synod in Germany, the SELK, or Independent Evangelical Lutheran[…]

Thanksgiving Sunday

Oh Give Thanks To the Lord Saint Luke 12:13-21 To the people whom he calls the “redeemed of the Lord”—to those rescued from sin and death, like you and me, the Psalmist declares, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Where true faith exists, so also[…]

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Jesus Comes To Save Us Saint Luke 7:11–17 The point of today’s Gospel account of the raising of the widow of Nain’s son from the dead is, as Luther comments, for us to “know that we need not be afraid of death and the judgment. For Christ does not come to judge and condemn us;[…]