Worthy (Pentecost 2c, Proper 4, June 2, 2013)

Pentecost 2, Proper 4, 2013 (June 2, 2013) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Luke 7:1–10 Confirmation Sunday TITLE: “Worthy” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read from St. Luke chapter seven. We focus on the […]

One of the Flock (Misericordias Domini, 2011)

“One of the Flock” 2011easter03-misericordias This is one of the most beautiful images in all the Bible.  Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  How many hymns to we have which confess this faith?  I am  Jesus’ Little Lamb.  Have no Fear, Little Flock.  Shepherd of Tender Youth.  And that isn’t even counting all of our Psalm 23 […]

Renata's First Communion

Yesterday was a wonderful day at Messiah Lutheran Church here in Kenosha! We had five of our young members, grades 2-5, who received First Communion. Here’s a couple pictures: I’ll try and write about it more, but it was a great day and worth much rejoicing! -LL

On Pastoral Examinations of First Communion Candidates

This past month has really convinced me of the benefit of pastoral examinations of catechumens. I’ve always avoided it in a formal setting, because I don’t want to contribute to the “pass the test and graduate” mindset. However, exercising pastoral care by teaching children to confess the faith is a great and mighty gift, and […]