Category: CL2013

Keynote Sermon for the 62nd Annual Convention Preached by President Edward J. Worley Friday, June 28, 2013 at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, Illinois Text: Psalm 119:105, 130 Grace, mercy and peace from God our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ …

God’s Word, Holy Scripture, Is Clear. Are You? Read More »

The 62nd Annual Convention, held at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, Illinois, officially began at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28th, with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local Pastor, the Rev. David T. Mensing, served …

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Due to failing health and the effects of advancing age, in June of this year (2013), the Rev. M. L. Natterer retired as pastor of the congregation he had served for over 60 years—St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Oregon.  …

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Early in June of this year, the Rev. M. L. Natterer, one of our Conference’s “founding fathers” in 1951, retired from the pastorate of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Oregon.  At the age of 87 and suffering debilitating infirmities …

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Dearest Lord Jesus, our divine Savior and Helper, thou hast established in thy Church the office of the holy ministry so that Thy Word may be preached and the Sacraments administered for the salvation of immortal souls. We pray thee, …

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O Thou great God, whose Son died on the cross to accomplish redemption for all the children of men, those that are near and those that are far off, we pray Thee to regard with compassion the many millions of …

A Prayer for Our Fellow Pastors Abroad Read More »

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic [i. e., universal, Christian] faith. Which faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is …

The Athanasian Creed (On the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity) Read More »

“All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” —Matthew 12:31 It often comes as quite a shock when Christians hear of a sin that …

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“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.” — I John 5:9 Without controversy or question, the Scripture doctrine of the …

The Sure and Certain Testimony of the Gospel to the Triune God Read More »

Sermon preached by Seminarian Jason A. Mabe on May 26, 2013 The Feast of the Holy Trinity Matthew 3:16-17 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, the only true and living God, …

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