Christ Lutheran Church - Marshfield, WI
Only Jesus
on September 19th, 2019
There is a powerful song by Casting Crowns that has been playing on Christian radio lately. It is called, “Only Jesus.” I love the words because they remind me of what should be most important in my life. Here are just a few of the lyrics:  Read More
Happy Guatemala Day!
on September 15th, 2019
It really is a reason for us to celebrate as a congregation. Our team has been meeting for several months, and now, in less than a month, we’ll be IN Guatemala!!!  Read More
Guatemala Mission Trip Itinerary
on September 10th, 2019
We are finalizing our preparations for our Mission Trip to Guatemala, for the next 3 weeks we will be:  Read More
Principles of Interpretation
on September 8th, 2019
We are told in Luke 10:26, the Parable of the Good Samaritan, that a lawyer (someone who was well versed in the Old Testament laws and rituals) stands up to ask Jesus this question. Christ’s response instead asks a question that we also must answer. “How do you read it?”  Read More
I See You (Children in Church)
on September 5th, 2019
To all my fellow Dad’s and Mom’s with little ones out there in the pew. I see you.   Read More
Happy Labor Day
on September 1st, 2019
According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”  Read More
6th Chief Part
on August 25th, 2019
Six Chief Parts from Luther’s Small Catechism, that is what I said I would cover this summer through my Newsletter Articles, and now, here we are. The last one. The climax of the Catechism. The Lord’s Supper.   Read More
Easing into Ezekiel
on August 22nd, 2019
Easing into Ezekiel!For our Wednesday Bible Class this year (the 9:30 a.m. Bible Class), I’m writing a Bible Study on the Book of Ezekiel! It’s a book that doesn’t show up all that often in the lectionary readings. However, the Old Testament reading from Ezekiel 34:11-24 will indeed be used on September 15th, right after our Fall Bible Classes begin! So, we have a great opportunity to explore a Bo...  Read More
Run the Race
on August 18th, 2019
In 1992 when the Olympics were held in Barcelona, Spain, the world saw one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. Derek Redmond, a young man from Britain, had dreamed all his life of winning a gold medal in the 400-meter race. He had worked hard to get to the Olympics and his dream was within his reach. He was in the semi-finals and was running the race of his life. He could see the finish li...  Read More
5th Chief Part
on August 15th, 2019
Baptism is not just a singular event in the life of the Christian.  Baptism is a way of life.  Luther put it this way, “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ (Mt 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.”That is the life of baptism: a life of repentance.  Repentance is hearing the word of God and believing what it says, namely, that we are sinners in nee...  Read More
When Life is Wild... God is Good!
on August 15th, 2019
When Life is Wild…God is Good! “The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes.”- Nahum 1:7Just a few hours ago we finished up our first day at Vacation Bible School.  The VBS theme this year is – “Roar:  When Life is Wild…God is Good!” What a privilege it is to share the goodness of our God with young children eager to believe and ready to learn.  It is wonderful to see the joy on their fac...  Read More
The Five Settings
on August 15th, 2019
THE FIVE SETTINGS!If you ever looked in the front of the hymnal, in addition to the other services, such as Matins, Vespers, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, etc. You’ll notice that there are five different settings of the Divine Service!  To understand these services, the basic pattern of worship is that it has both sacramental and sacrificial parts. Sacramental means that in these parts of the se...  Read More