April 2019










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HOLY COMMUNION CELEBRATED FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS. Theological Axioms collected by Walther. This month's theme: Holy Communion. The unworthy eat the body of Christ sacramentally, but they are not thereby mystically united with Christ. (G. Koenig) 7 p.m.

Lenten Service

Hosea 5:15-6:3

(Those who think they see a figure of speech in the words of institution) are short of great minds, so that, when it comes to the rhetoric and grammar that you teach in the elementary schools, or, as they call it, figures of speech, they don't look at it the right way. (Luther)
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Lent 5

Genesis 12:1-3

There is only one kind of unworthy guest, namely he who does not believe. (Formula of Concord) Peter Levorson 7 p.m.

Lenten Service

Numbers 21:4-9


Cathy Hoesch

When we say that the body of Christ is present in the supper essentially or materially,we are expressing the object or the reality of its presence, not the manner in which it is present, about which we say that it is supernatural, mysterious, spiritual, and inscrutable. (Hoepfner)
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PALM SUNDAY Zechariah 9:9-12

Council after Service.

Royce Biehn

Not Christ's soul or divinity, but only His body, is distributed with the bread; although, neither the natural union of body and soul, nor the personal union of the Godhead with Christ's body, ceases. (Hoepfner) MAUNDY THURDSAY

7 p.m. Communion

Exosdus 12:1-14


7 p.m. Tennebrae

Don Schumann

Ethan Edwards

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Service: 8 a.m.

Breakfast after.

The earthly bread, when it receives God's invocation, is no longer ordinary bread, rather it is an object of thanksgiving made up of two things, one earthly and one heavenly. (Irenaeus, adv haer. IV, 18:5) 7 p.m.

Bible Study

The breaking of the bread is not an act that belongs to the essence (of the supper), but an act that is helpful to it and is part of the preparation for it, which you are therefore free to carry out either in or before the supper. (Quenstedt)
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Easter 2

Job 19:25-27

Voters after Service.

You are correct to consider Christ's body and blood as the seals affixed to the bequests of the New Testament. (Gerhard) Martin Tjernagel Christ's body is distributed with the bread and His blood with the wine, not because it is believed, but so that it may be believed. (Quenstedt) The receiving instrument is natural and bodily, but the way of receiving is neither natural nor bodily: therefore, the sacramental eating is called oral in view of the instrument. (Gerhard)














Just as the statement, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth," was spoken only once, but has been powerful in nature for all time, so that it is fruitful and increases in number; so also the statement, "This is my body, this is my blood," was spoken once, but still to this day and into the future, it is powerful and effects the presence of His true body and blood in the church's supper. (Chrysostom, cited in the Formula of Concord) The sacramental union is not an unconditional union, but is one bound to a specific arrangement and determined by the sacramental act. (Hoepfner)