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Messages - Jeff-MN

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Your Turn / Re: How old was Mary?
« on: December 18, 2021, 10:47:54 AM »
Joseph must have been quite a bit older than the Blessed Virgin since he was a widower with children.  (unless you take the reference to Christ's brothers as cousins).

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Your Turn / Re: Reformation Sunday Observances
« on: November 04, 2021, 11:49:58 PM »
We (unfortunately) used what was based upon Luther's home-made liturgy instead of the historic liturgy of the church.

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Your Turn / Re: Listing Concerns about Those Other Lutherans
« on: October 31, 2021, 11:48:48 PM »
This summary of the difference between the two major Lutheran church bodies in America is from Jaroslav Pelikan: "the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod became Baptist, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America became Methodist".

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Your Turn / Re: Pope Francis Restricts Latin Mass Use
« on: July 17, 2021, 07:00:09 PM »
Wondering if Pope Francis health is such that he is trying to push through his reforms before his time is up?  What will be next?  Women's Ordination?

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Your Turn / Re: Peace be upon Jerusalem
« on: May 15, 2021, 08:57:10 PM »
It would be nice to include in the prayers a petition that both the Jews and the Muslims would be converted to the one true God where true peace may be found.

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I "vote" that pastors "preach Christ and Him crucified"!

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Your Turn / Re: Definition of Occuli
« on: February 09, 2021, 08:43:53 PM »
The one thing about the one-year lectionary that is somewhat sad is the lack of the "Bread of Life" passages of John 6.

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Your Turn / Re: For the Joyous Feast of our Lordís Baptism
« on: January 09, 2021, 06:10:12 PM »
Traditional date is on the octave of the Epiphany -- January 13th.

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Your Turn / Re: The Athanasian Creed and Trinity Sunday
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:32:30 PM »
Our congregation is "naughty" too and substitutes the Athanasian Creed for the Nicene Creed on Trinity Sunday.  Guess there's much more serious liturgical innovations out there that we could be guilty of so I shouldn't complain too much.

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Your Turn / Re: Charitable Giving: A New Look?
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:15:49 PM »
Minnesota's #1  ;D

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Your Turn / Re: Do other gods exist?
« on: November 03, 2018, 12:06:34 PM »
God became Man so that man may become god.

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Your Turn / Re: What is hell?
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:29:58 PM »
so what is "Abraham's bosom" in the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man?

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Your Turn / Re: John McCain: an American hero is laid to rest
« on: September 01, 2018, 10:55:31 AM »
A hour into the funeral, there was a brief reading as the casket was processed into the church. Other than that, nothing particularly Christian in this funeral.

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