The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The New York Times Has a Message for Synodical Property Thieves.

The Lutheran synods have a habit of loaning money to congregations so that each parish pays for its own church and parsonage, charging interest - sometimes quite a bit for the times.

When the synod wants to grab the property and the equity built up by the members, they have all kinds of tricks to use, such as denying them a pastor or starting the church over with a new name (like Glende's Star of Bethlehem in Illinois).

Pastor Kevin Hastings thinks that the two men who seized St. John Lutheran Church in Milwaukee (without a voters meeting, without notice, but with WELS support) will not have services during Holy Week.

I am not so sure. Since the two men are the dictators of the congregation for the moment, they can invite anyone they want to preach.

ELCA pastors are ready to serve you.