Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Christ the King

Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.

It appears utterly contradictory that a king should be crucified with a criminal.

This victory appears for all the world as humiliating defeat. Yet through the gate of death Jesus opens the door to paradise

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SCRIPTURE READINGS:
First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm: Psalm 46
Second Reading: Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel: Luke 23:33-43


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Thank you to the St Paul's Choir for providing special music today.
Altar Flowers are given as a Thanksgiving Blessing. The two bouquets on the rail are provided by the Sauey family in loving memory of Floy Sauey

Have a blessed week,
Pastor Karen Hofstad and the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 23 Sunday after Pentecost 

The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the meantime. The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation of the apostle: “Do not be weary in doing what is right.”

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SCRIPTURE READINGS:
First Reading: Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm: Psalm 98
Second Reading: Thessalonians 3:6-13
Gospel: Luke 21:5-19


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Thank you to Faith Factor for providing special music today.
Altar Flowers are  in celebration of Sandra Lankey's birthday

Have a blessed week,
Pastor Karen Hofstad and the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Sunday, November 6, 2022 – All Saints Sunday 

In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints.

In worship today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest.”

In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of Jesus in today’s gospel.

Sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior’s body and blood, we live with joy as God gives us breath, to the praise of God’s glory

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SCRIPTURE READINGS:
First Reading: Jeremiah Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm: Psalm 149
Second Reading: Ephesians 1:11-23
Gospel: Luke 6:20-31


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Thank you Cheryl Warming for providing special music today.
Altar Flowers are  given Pastor Karen in loving memory of her dad, Phil… and all those saints who’ve gone before us.

Have a blessed week,
Pastor Karen Hofstad and the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Reformation Sunday 

Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world.

We celebrate the good news of God’s grace, that Jesus Christ sets us free every day to do this life-transforming work. We are able to stand tall before God our righteous judge because in the person of Jesus “salvation has come to this house”—to our house today.

In Christ Jesus God seeks us out to save us. Trusting in the freedom given to us in baptism, we pray for the church, that Christians will unite more fully in worship and mission.


 

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SCRIPTURE READINGS:
First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-3
Psalm: Psalm 32:1-7
Second Reading: 2 Romans 3:19-2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10


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Thank you Kathy Houzner and PK for providing special music today.
Altar Flowers are  given for Reformation Sunday
 

Have a blessed week,
Pastor Karen Hofstad and the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church