Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Blessing

In this holy time of year when we gather with fellow believers, family, and friends, May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, and the … Continue reading

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Ordination and Installation

The Congregation of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Lexington, South Carolina cordially invites you to the Ordination and Installation of Paulette McHugh Friday, January 9, 2015 6:00 PM 1130 St. Peter’s Road Lexington, SC 29072 Bishop John Bradosky, Presiding A reception … Continue reading

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December 22, 2014

Isaiah 11:10-16; Revelation 20:1-10; John 5:30-47 Sir Walter Raleigh was a man who had earned much—and lost much. But he never lost one thing he had: a free gift that he never earned. Eventually, Raleigh fell out of favor with Queen … Continue reading

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Christmas Services

Here are Christmas services of the North American Lutheran Church in the Carolinas listed in alphabetical order by city name. Saint John’s Lutheran Church 505 S. Park St., Asheboro, NC • December 24, 2014, 7:00pm Candlelight service with Holy Communion • … Continue reading

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Advent 4B Sermon Audio

December 21, 2014 – Fourth Sunday in Advent Click the links below for sermon audio. “Sometimes a Blessing Doesn’t Look Like One” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “The Power of Christ,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity … Continue reading

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December 21, 2014

Ephesians 6:10-20 Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent. All four candles on our wreath are lit. Christmas is four days away. Excited children await Santa’s coming. Would that we taught them to be equally excited about Jesus’ coming. Are … Continue reading

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December 20, 2014

Luke 3:1-9 “Tell it like it is!” is an expression that has crept into our American vernacular. Another is, “What you see is what you get!” Both of these phrases could have been descriptions of John the Baptist’s ministry. Calling … Continue reading

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Our Mobile App

Read the Carolinas Mission District daily devotions on our free mobile app. The app also includes the ESV Bible, the Small Catechism, sermon audio, a great how-to-find-a-church GPS feature, and much more. Download our free mobile app for your smartphone and tablet. Go to your … Continue reading

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December 19, 2014

Matthew 11:2-15; 2 Peter 2:17-22 Concerning church attendance, there is good news and bad news. The good news is numbers have recently increased. The bad news is attendance usually picks up just before Christmas. Many who have lapsed in their … Continue reading

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December 18, 2013

Matthew 3:1-12 It amazes me that the most anti-Christian group (Hollywood) is the quickest to use themes from the Bible. Take the movie “The Matrix” for example. Morpheus (a John the Baptist figure) is looking for the coming of “the … Continue reading

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