Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Marshfield, WI
May Newsletter 2024
on May 15th, 2024
As it is now Spring, it is the time for me to get the lawn prepared, cleaned, and ready to be cut. That is, once the rain stops and the ground dries up. But when the time comes, the first thing that I do is to go out into the yard and gather the sticks that have fallen from the trees. Once I clear that debris, I am ready to mow the yard.  Read More
April Newsletter 2024
on April 10th, 2024
“For the sake of Christ I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness of God that depends on faith—that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.  Read More
March Newsletter 2024
on March 13th, 2024
St. Luke was the companion of St. Paul, and a doctor from what Paul says of him in Colossians 4:14. And Luke begins his Gospel by writing to a certain Theophilus. We are not sure of his identity, but his name means “loved by God.” Many commentators think that his name is code because of how Luke addresses him as “most excellent.” This is how one addresses a superior, especially a royal superior.   Read More
February Newsletter 2024
on February 13th, 2024
Perhaps the biggest spiritual practice that has vanished in the life of the church is the practice of fasting. I even struggle with the practice because it has never been a part of my life in the church, sad to say. But we see that fasting is the most common way in the Bible of living out sorrow at the death of a loved one, when sin has occurred, or to discipline the body in order to bring it back into alignment with the focus on God.  Read More
Advent 2023 Devotional: Conclusion
on December 23rd, 2023
St. Matthew’s Gospel begins and ends with the same book end. At the beginning in 1:22-23, St. Matthew tells us that the birth of Jesus Christ fulfilled what Isaiah said in 7:14 that they shall call his name, “Immanuel” which means God with us.  Read More
Advent 2023: December 22 - Hymn
on December 22nd, 2023
Hymns are a great way to pray. Our hymn for today is #338 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. Read these verses as a prayer:   Read More
Advent 2023: December 21 - Psalm
on December 21st, 2023
This Psalm wins the award of being the most quoted Psalm in the New Testament. And that is just referring to direct quotation, not to mention the allusions to it. That alone should tell us that this Psalm has an important spot when we want to talk about Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.  Read More
Advent 2023: December 20 - People
on December 20th, 2023
Exodus chapters 20-40 are not often described as the most engaging reading in the Bible. But think about it this way. God in these chapters is making it possible to become present for his people in a tangible way.  Read More
December 2023 Newsletter
on December 19th, 2023
“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night.  And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and for years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens, and to give light upon the earth.’  And it was so.  And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars...  Read More
Advent 2023: December 19 - Promise
on December 19th, 2023
Isaiah is sometimes called the 5th Gospel because Isaiah, in the clearest way out of all the prophets, depicts for us the whole life of Jesus Christ.  Read More
Advent 2023: December 18 - Presence
on December 18th, 2023
In verse 22, Wisdom is described as being possessed, or the Hebrew says, Fathered, by the Lord God at the beginning of his work. The first of his acts of old.  Read More
Advent 2023: December 15 - Hymn
on December 15th, 2023
Hymns are a great way to pray. Our hymn for today is #348 The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns. Read these verses as a prayer:  Read More