“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 […]

A prayer before receiving the Sacrament

Almighty Lord Jesus Christ, as I come to Your holy table to refresh my spirit, I pray You to make me, unworthy as I am, worthy through Your grace; impure as I am, to make me clean; naked as I am to clothe me, so that Your Body, so full of divine power, and Your […]