The Perfect Team Name

The Perfect Team Name But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:8 The changing of sports team mascots is happening more frequently in our country.  St. Paul has the perfect team name for us in Romans chapter 5.  He puts...

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Rev David Marth Obituary

Rev. David Marth April 23, 1947 - February 19, 2021 David Bruce Marth was called to glory February 19, 2021.  Rev. Marth was born on April 23, 1947, in Wausau, Wisconsin. His began honing his oratorical talents, early in life.  In his high school years he won the American Legion...

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.  Mark 1:13 The evangelists Matthew, Mark, and Luke all include the temptation of Jesus in their Gospel accounts, but in his typical...

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Duane E. Hingst October 9, 1931 - February 13, 2021 Duane Emil Hingst, 89, was called to his heavenly home on February 13, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie (Sandfort) Hingst and his 3 children and their spouses, Deborah and Terry Weinhold, Mark and Susan...

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Eldon Winker Obituary

Eldon Winker July 28, 1941 - February 14, 2021 Reverend Eldon K. Winker asleep in Jesus on February 14, 2021, at age 79.  Faithful servant in ministry for 36 years serving St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy, IL; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mountain Home, AR; First Lutheran Church, Blytheville, AR; Faith Lutheran...

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Death Stinks

Death Stinks Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.”  John 11:39 Death stinks.  Spouses, children, families, and congregations all understand.  Literally and figuratively, death stinks.  Sometimes death...

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Obituary Rev. Larry Burgdorf

Larry Allen Burgdorf June 9, 1930 - February 12, 2021 Rev. Lawrence "Larry" Allen Burgdorf, of Saint Charles, MO, was taken to his heavenly home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 90.  Originally from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Rev. Burgdorf was elected and...

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Jesus Revealed

Jesus Revealed  And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.”  Mark 9:7 No one in Mark’s Gospel seems to understand who Jesus is.  Let me be more precise, the only ones who seem to know who Jesus is are the demons! ...

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A Day in the Life And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.  Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.  And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left...

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Sent to Serve

Sent to Serve “[T]he Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 Students across the country are celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week with special events all week long.  In normal years these activities range from chapel services...

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