Not as the World Gives

by Jonathan Kohlmeier This world isn't very peaceful is it? You are always hearing about hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, flooding and other natural disasters. The news is plagued [...]

A Heart that Sees

by The Rev. Jonathan Naumann As we recently contemplated during Christmastime, the Gospel of St. John says, “[Christ] was in the world, . . . the world did not recognize Him” (John 1:10). [...]

Chaste and Decent Lives

There's a whole lot more to the sixth commandment than you might think and we're all guilty of breaking it in some ways. However, Pastor Cwirla reminds us that it all boils down to God protecting [...]


by The Rev. Rich Heinz Ichabod? That seems like a funny name to bring up right now. Most often that name makes us think of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman. But the name is recorded in 1 [...]

A Strange First Christmas

Why is Christmas so wonderful? Why do we spend so much time waiting for it to come each year? It cannot be just because it looks beautiful outside, or because you think your parents will get you [...]

The Lord who Tabernacles with Us

Advent begins on an unexpected note. Look back on the readings assigned to the first Sunday in Advent and especially the Gospel lesson. At first they seem out of place. We hear of our Lord and [...]

An Extraordinary Christmas Gift

This past Christmas day...and every Sunday year 'round, drop what you're doing. Hear and go see what is given for you: a Savior! Run with haste to your church where the Word is preached and where [...]