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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


Baptismal Reminders part 2

I said yesterday that we can travel all around the North country and find these small churches that may still be functioning and worshipping folks but there are cemeteries all over marking the country side where churches were. ...

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Baptismal Reminders

The Sacraments are visible signs of God’s mercy and grace and are meant to move the heart to believe by what is heard and what is seen.  The visible application of water connected with the command and promise of God are...

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God’s Acre

Last week was a busy time.  There were two funerals and visits to the cemetary.  Then there were several burials from the winter.  I talked to some of the funeral directors and their staff and it is a very unusual time for them...

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Pastor Allen Anderson wrote an LWML prayer service entitled C>A>R>E>S.  He did a great job.  The LWML at Zion English in Grafton used the acronym but changed the corresponding words to Calling and Commissioning;...

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The Bosum of the Church

This week I have had two funerals and will have, by Sunday had five burials.  This is time of the year when the ground finally gives up the frost and burials of the folks that died during the winter can be interred.  Even though...

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Getting Ready for Ascension

Liturgical worship will soon focus on Christ’s ascension and session at the right hand of God the Father.  It is a bit more complicated than the child who came home from Sunday School and when asked what he had learned he...

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Luther on Parenthood

  But the greatest good in married life, that which makes all suffering and labor worth while, is that God grants offspring and commands that they be brought up to worship and serve Him. In all the world this is the noblest...

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