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Sundays @ 9:00a
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Dear Members of Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center,

As part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, we will be publishing a new photo directory. From Thursday, March 19th through Saturday, March 21st, LifeTouch Photography will be at the church to take portraits. For more information, please refer to the bulletin inserts that will be available in the coming weeks, or see an Elder after church. There will be two options for reserving a portrait session. First, there will be a sign-up sheet available at church. Second, a website is available for our congregation through LifeTouch for online reservations. Please follow this link to access the online form, and follow the directions found there.

This will be a wonderful resource for our members to better know one another, we ask that you save the date and make time for a portratit session in March!

 

 
LCMS-U at MSOE Presentation:

Epistemology, A Thoughtful Introduction To Knowledge

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 6:30 PM MSOE Alumni Partnership Center

1120 N. Broadway (near Jeneau)

Gregory Schultz, Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin, provides a hands-on introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ‘philosophical poem’, the Tactatus, and then guides a discussion of the limits of scientific knowledge in relation to ethics and God.

 

Sponsored by the newly formed chapter of LCMS-U at MSOE, this presentation is FREE and open to the public. 

Parking is available on-street or at the nearby Viets Field parking structure.

 

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SERMON FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT, 2-22-2015

SERMON FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT, 2-22-2015
MATTHEW 4:1-11
Vicar Zachary Marklevitz


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He is hungry. He hasn’t eaten for forty days and forty nights. In His hunger and physical weakness, the devil comes like a venomous snake to strike at vulnerable prey.


Jesus is tempted, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” The devil used food as a means of deception against the first man. Adam was told by God not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or they would die. The devil told Eve, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Eve ate from the forbidden tree, but the sin is rightly charged to Adam.


Yes, Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened to good and evil. Yet, in this act, they sinned against God. That day death entered the world. Death was not part of the God’s will or His creation. What God created was created to last forever. However, the devil rebelled and infected a perfect creation and now death is a reality for all of humanity.


The devil uses deception with lies and empty promises. He deceives us to believe that a simple action will grant us a great benefit. The eyes of Adam and Eve were opened. They were able to see good and evil. What the devil did not tell them is that their relationship with God would be compromised.






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QUINQUAGESIMA – FEBRUARY 15, 2015

QUINQUAGESIMA – FEBRUARY 15, 2015
TEXT: LUKE 18:31-43; 1 COR. 13:1-13; 1 SAM. 16:1-13
IN CHRIST THE PERFECT IS COMING
AND THE PARTIAL IS PASSING AWAY!
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting


To the Church of God at Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


When the perfect comes the partial will pass away!  Already at Jericho the perfect is on the way!  This blind beggar’s hand was generally stretched out to receive pennies from human hands.  On this day He cries out in faith and receives the very gift of God’s love in the flesh!  The greatest of these is love.  Love is the greatest because of its duration!  God’s love – given and received abides forever!  When the perfect comes the partial will pass away!


Dear Christians do not hear Jesus’ words foretelling His passion as if you know them too well!  Reason does not believe that this is necessary for us!  Only faith believes it and that with struggle.  Dr. Luther taught that the right basis to receive comfort and joy from Christ’s suffering was to know and understand not only the suffering but also Jesus’ heart and will for that suffering.  Of this Gospel Luther added - it is as if Jesus says, “Look into my heart, and see that I do this, willingly, freely…” (LW 76, p.351)  Taking the twelve, (Jesus) said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.  For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon.  And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.”  Beloved of God, you do not know this too well!

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ASH WEDNESDAY – FEB 18, 2015

ASH WEDNESDAY – FEB 18, 2015
MATT.6:1-6; 16-21; 2 PETER 1:2-11; JOEL 2:12-19
REPENT WITH ALL YOUR HEART!
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting


Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord:


Your need for this is so very great!  Your need for this is so very constant!  More than you need a college degree;  more than you need healing from physical illness; more than you need relief from ongoing pain;  more that you need financial security; more than you need length of life and peace of mind; more than you need any human relationship; more than you need a change of circumstances;  you need this!


The prophet Joel flagged it as so vital it should postpone a wedding or even the consummation of a marriage that has taken place.  “Blow the trumpet in Zion…Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.”  The prophet Joel marked it as so crucial that tears among the clergy were called for.  “Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, “Spare your people, O Lord…”  Jesus proclaimed that without it all the treasures we store up for ourselves - and all our acts of charity - and all our acts of religious devotion - are worthless (Matthew 6).


What is it that God commands of all people everywhere (Acts 17:30) and yet Scripture clearly reveals is a gift of God (Acts 5:31; Acts 11:18)?  What is it that is not known to persons who are secure in themselves – who see no need to be different than they are now – who see no need to act differently than they are now acting (Smalcald Articles III, III, 3)?  What is it that involves both terrors of conscience through the knowledge of sin - and faith that for Christ’s sake, sins are forgiven (AC, XII)?  What is it that is nothing other than a return and approach to and a walking in Baptism (LC, IV, 75-59)?  What is it that is a total change of heart, a new reality that daily adjusts our perception to see as God sees?

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SEXAGESISMA – FEB. 8, 2015

SEXAGESISMA – FEB. 8, 2015
TEXTS: LUKE 8:4-15; ISAIAH 55:10-13; 2 COR. 11:19-12:9
THE WORD IS HELD FAST IN YOUR HEART
THAT JESUS CONTINUES TO MAKE HONEST AND TRUE!
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Dear hearers of the Word made flesh:


“A sower went out to sow his seed…As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.” 


Saint Luke uses these two adjectives of the heart in a way that occurs nowhere else in Scripture!  Both Greek words - “honest” and “good” – are used for translating (in the LXX) the Hebrew word for “good” at creation. God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed…each according to their kind…And it was so…And God saw that it was good. The word “good” as used here means that the seed was fit for the purpose God created it. The seed did what God made it to do.


In the good soil, the word is held fast in an honest and good heart. When God speaks of the heart in Scripture it means more than emotions and desires. The meaning of “heart” in Scripture goes far beyond the limits of the red hearts and the chocolate hearts of Valentine’s Day. The meaning of “heart” in Scripture includes the seat of thinking and deep reflection and the place of the will and resolve. In Scripture, heart means the supreme center in man, the base of all the functions and forces of soul and spirit. The heart is the place in you at which God bears witness to Himself. 

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