December 11, 2016 The Third Sunday of Advent

 

Isaiah 35:1–10, Canticle 15, James 5:7–10, Matthew 11:2–11

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In the name of Jesus, the One who was, and is, and is to come. Amen.

I just completed the rough draft of a manuscript providing the Bible background material for the 2018 Lutheran … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 The Second Sunday of Advent

 

Isaiah 11:1–10, Psalm 72:1–7, 18–19, Romans 15:4–13, Matthew 3:1–12

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the One who was, and is, and is to come. Amen.

As many of you know, I grew up in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The Missouri Synod is … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon

 

Galatians 6:7-10, Psalm 15, Luke 13:47-52

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, who was, and is, and is to come. Amen.

Nicholas Ferrar and his family were founders of a religious community at Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England, which thrived between 1626 and 1646 … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 Saint Andrew the Apostle

 

Deuteronomy 30:11–14, Psalm 19:1–6, Romans 10:8b–18, Matthew 4:18–22

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson 

In the name of Jesus, the one who was, and is, and is to come. Amen.

Two accounts exist of the call of St. Andrew to discipleship in the Gospels. The first, from the … Continue reading