Saturday, May 26, 2007

Scripture Study Article

We've been discussing in Scripture Study the late Professor Marquart's Liturgy and Dogmatics. (I hope we finish tomorrow!) If you are interested in reading the entire article yourself, here it is in PDF.

Gospel for Pentecost

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here." (John 14:23-31)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sofiya Celeste Kieselowsky

Congratulations, Rob and Allison! Sofiya was born on Sunday evening (5/20), and will be washed whiter than snow on the Day of Pentecost. The Eighth Day! What a beautiful day for our congregation to see in action the meaning of Pentecost:

Repent and let every one of your be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. (Acts 2.38f)


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