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Church that belongs to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We are a liturgical church that holds to the Solas of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone), Sola Fide (by Faith Alone), Sola Gratia (by Grace alone), Solus Christus (through Christ Alone), Soli Deo Gloria (to the glory of God alone).

February 10, 2019

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

LITURGY: Pg 5 in TLH (Divine Service w/o Holy Communion)

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SERMON: “Jesus, the Greatest Fisherman”    Luke 5:4-6

  1. Jesus’ catch of fish
  2. Jesus’ catch of men
  3. Being part of Jesus’ catch is great!

February 3, 2019

FOURTH SUNDAY after EPIPHANY

LITURGY: Pg 15 in TLH – Divine Service with Holy Communion

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SERMON: “The Greatest Is Love”    1 Corinthians 13:13

  1. The character of love.
  2. Love is the greatest virtue God gives us.

This Service will also be broadcast on 1140 AM-WVEL (Peoria)  from 9-10am on Sunday, February 10th.

January 27, 2019

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

LITURGY: Pg 32 in TLH – The Order of Matins 

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SERMON:  “Fulfiller of the Scripture”    Luke 4:18-21

  1. Fulfiller as the Messiah
  2. Fulfiller as the Preacher and Provider of release
  3. Fulfiller to be received with joy

january 20, 2019

SECOND SUNDAY after the EPIPHANY

LITURGY: Pg 46 in TLH (Confessional Service with Holy Communion, moving to pg 22 for the Nicene Creed and Communion liturgy.)

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SERMON:  “Better than Water”    John 2:6

  1. Jesus replaced water with the best wine.
  2. Jesus replaced man’s worthless purification with His true purification.

This Service will also be broadcast on 1140 AM-WVEL (Peoria)  from 9-10am on Sunday, January 27th.

January 13, 2019

THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD (EPIPHANY SUNDAY)

LITURGY: Pg 5 in TLH (Divine Service w/o Holy Communion)

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SERMON: “The Dove and the Father Bear Witness to Jesus”

  1. The Dove’s witness to Jesus: He is the innocent Sacrifice who ended God’s punishment.
  2. The Father’s witness to Jesus is in agreement.
  3. This is all good news for us.

(Please note: Inclement weather prevented our organist from attending church on this date. )

January 06, 2019

LITURGY: Pg 15 in TLH – Divine Service with Holy Communion

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SERMON: “Mystery Revealed!”    Ephesians 3:4-6

  1. The mystery of Christ has been revealed: the Gentiles are fellows in Christ.
    1. Our response to the revealed mystery: thanksgiving and support of the preaching of Christ.

This Service will also be broadcast on 1140 AM-WVEL (Peoria)  from 9-10am on Sunday, January 13th.

December 30, 2018

LITURGY: Pg 15 in TLH – Divine Service with Holy Communion

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SERMON: “The Favor of God Is Upon Jesus and Us”  Luke 2:39-40

  1. The favor of God is upon Jesus because of His obedience.
  2. The favor of God is upon us because of Jesus.

December 16, 2018

THIRD SUNDAY in ADVENT

LITURGY: Pg 46 in TLH (Confessional Service with Holy Communion, moving to pg 22 for the Nicene Creed and Communion liturgy.)

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SERMON: “Rejoice and Be Gentle; the Lord Is Near!”                   Philippians 4:4-5

  1. The Lord’s nearness calls us to rejoice.
  2. The Lord’s nearness calls us to gentleness.

December 09, 2018

SECOND SUNDAY in ADVENT

LITURGY: Pg 5 in TLH (Divine Service w/o Holy Communion)

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Divine Service 12-09-18

SERMON: “The Baptized Produce Fruits Worthy of Repentance”                                                Luke 3:1-14

  1. We have been baptized for the forgiveness of sins.
  2. We should and can produce fruits worthy of repentance.