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, December 20, 2014

Join the Stormtroopers.
They Cannot Destroy the Church Alone. They Need Your Help.

I told our host that I can get all the new WELS worship ideas from their source - the Assemblies of God, the Pentecostals, and the Evangelicals.

A Pentecostal congregation is all business. They sell gourmet coffee (OK, by church standards) in the narthex.

They have a stage, not a chancel.

They always have a pit band, maybe piped music. Dreadful me-centered drivel is sung, for the inner Jeske in everyone.

Flat screens? All over the place, front, back, and side.

Dress down? How down do you want? The suit has given way to the jeans and shirt, and that has been put away in favor of total grunge, the cleaning out the chicken coop outfit.

I enjoyed the bank ATM in the narthex at the Pentecostal church. Put in your code and donate. God will bless you many times over for that.

Don't let me see any sacramental stuff on that stage. The stage (formerly the chancel) belongs to Worship Team, overpaid amateurs who keep this mirage going. No baptismal font. No altar, just a table for stuff.