Numbers 9 and Showing Up

We are currently going through the book of Numbers in our daily chapel/catechesis at Christ Lutheran Academy. On Friday our reading was Numbers 9:1-14, which is the second Passover. I was particularly interested in this verse: But if anyone who is clean and is not on a journey fails to keep the Passover, o?that person […]

“The Holiest of Nights” -Maundy Thursday

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Maundy Thursday (April 9, 2009) John 13:1-15, 1 Cor. 11:23-32, Ex. 24:3-11 TITLE: “The Holiest of Nights” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel from St. John chapter thirteen. On this […]

Why Commune Younger than Eighth Grade?

Why Commune Younger than Eighth Grade? From the Messiah Messenger, April 2009 By Pastor Todd A. Peperkorn Our congregation is in the process of separating first communion from confirmation, so that while they may be done at the same time, they are not necessarily going to be done at the same time. This move is […]

In Honor of Gottesblog

This past week my colleague in office, Rev. John Berg, and I made our regular pilgrimage to T.H. Stempers in Milwaukee. For those of you unfamiliar, this is like a candy store (beerhall?) for confessional Lutherans. It is a Roman Catholic supply store run by seven brothers and their mother. They have great service, good […]

Proposed Pastoral Practice regarding Confirmation and First Communion

[The following is a proposal that I have been making to our board of elders regarding the practice of confirmation and first communion here at Messiah. I would welcome your comments and suggestions. -LL] A Proposed Practice Regarding First Communion and Confirmation of children at Messiah Lutheran Church By Pastor Todd A. Peperkorn December 18, […]