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Christ is arisen

from the grave's dark prison.

We now rejoice with gladness;

Christ will end all sadness!

Alleluia, Allelluia, Alleluia!

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The Ascension of our Lord

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ISM Scholarship *APPLY NOW!*

The International Student Ministry (ISM) of Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is offering a scholarship opportunity:

Two (2) $300 scholarships will be made available to LCMS undergraduate students attending UW-Milwaukee, Concordia University Wisconsin OR other Milwaukee area college or university in the fall of 2015.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity to learn about and volunteer in Christian outreach efforts to those from other lands (see ISM Scholarship application for more details).

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 17, 2016

TEXTS: JOHN 16:16-22; 1 PETER 2:11-20; ISAIAH 40:25-31
CHRIST BLESSES US WITH LITTLE WHILES
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting


To those who are elect…according to the knowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you (1 Peter 1:1-2). Amen.


Seven times in our Gospel – “a little while” is expressed. The Greek word is “mircron.” Jesus said - A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me. So some of His disciples said…”What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father?” So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about?”


Dear Christians, you do know what people talk about concerning life’s “little whiles”. Generally the older you are the deeper the understanding. For me trips to South Dakota bring to my mind the “little while” of home town life and boyhood blessings - the “little while” of university years that quickly flies away. For me the “little while” of being single lasted for over thirty-two years. 


Since Friday, the “little while” of God’s gift of marriage now numbers 33 years. It includes the “little while” of raising a family but just like that children are off to college and work, and raising families of their own. There has also now been the “little while” of serving you as pastor for a quarter century Life is full of “little whiles” that God gives to us – “little whiles” that quickly pass away. As year follows year the pace seems to quicken so that looking back on six or seven or even eight or more decades can seem like just a “little while.” You do know what this means. How did it happen that the years so quickly wound their way through all those places and all those people and all those pursuits in your life? Now, here you are! How quickly God has brought you to this day and hour – to this time and place? It is good to reflect on life’s “little whiles”. It is better to reflect on the “little whiles” Jesus spoke of.

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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 10, 2016

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 10, 2016
TEXT: JOHN 10:11-16; 1 PETER 2:21-25; EZ 34:11-16
THE GOOD SHEPHERD KNOWS YOU!
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

To those who are elect…according to the knowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you (1 Peter 1:1-2) Amen.


Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! It was He who before His crucifixion and resurrection said -“I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own and my own know me. His use of the word “know” here does not mean to merely have information about one another. Jesus is not speaking about theoretical knowledge or speculation. It’s not like saying – “yes – I’ve read the Bible and know some of its content. I’m familiar with the history and reported miracles of Jesus. I know who Jesus is.”


If you asked me if I know Craig Counsel I would have to say – no, not really. I know he’s a native of White Fish Bay. In know he now manages the Milwaukee Brewers. I know of him. I know who he is. But I don’t know him - I’ve never met him. If, however, you asked me if I know my wife, Barbara, I would say “yes” – in a close and wonderful way. While she might not always agree – in some ways – I know her better than she knows herself. And in some ways not always easy for her – she knows me better than I know myself. For two whom God joins as one flesh in His gift of marriage – it is meant to be like that.


The knowledge Jesus speaks of, however, goes beyond that of all human relationships. “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.” This is knowledge that is deep and intimate! This is knowledge supreme - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. Think of that knowledge! Together with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, God the Son spoke creation into being. The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Alleluia. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. Alleluia. Together they created what was good culminating in man (male and female) in their image – and it was very good. Jesus speaks of knowledge supreme! Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. In His shepherding care of us Jesus assuring us that no one can snatch us out of the Father’s hand, Jesus magnified the knowledge He speaks of here to the full, saying, I and the Father are one (John 10:30). There is no knowledge more intimate than between the Father and Jesus.

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THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD – MAR. 27, 2016

TEXT: MARK 16:1-8; 1 COR. 15:51-57; JOB 19:23-27
I BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY!
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

 

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!  This joyful day and the joy of each Lord’s Day is caused by the dead body of one man made alive – Jesus the Christ!  The Messiah!  Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!


The three women had mistakenly bought spices for the One who had marvelously bought redemption for them. After the Sabbath they came as early as possible with the desire to rub myrrh onto the cold corpse of Jesus. They loved Him!    They had observed His burial in this garden tomb!  They wanted to honor Him even in death!  With spices in hand - Very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.


They planned to enter that house of death!  They desired to deal with death by covering its stench. They were brave and focused and first to return to the garden tomb where the corpse of Jesus had been placed. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”  It was a rich man’s grave. They knew that couldn’t budge the heavy stone they saw close it on the Friday we call Good. And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back – it was very large.

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 3, 2016

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 3, 2016
TEXTS: JOHN 20-19-31; 1 JOHN 5:4-10; EZEK. 37:1-14
PEACE AND BLESSEDNESS ARE YOURS
FROM THE CRUCIFIED AND RISEN CHRIST!
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting


Alleluia Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Grace to you and peace from God the Father and Jesus Christ our risen Lord. Amen.


The Gospels are brutally honest about the doubt of the disciples that first Easter. Incredible doubt infected and surrounded everyone! They were all locked in on what they could see and feel – not on what Jesus had said and done. They were all locked in on what they had failed to do in standing with Him and not on what Jesus was faithfully doing and fulfilling in His promises to them.


Fresh from the grave – standing amid their locked-in fear – the risen Christ spoke healing and forgiving words of release. “Peace be with you.” No make-believe peace – this! No fleeting peace of emotional feeling! This is purchased peace – purchased with His blood. This is objective, outside of you, in-the-heart-of-God-toward-you - bestowed-upon-you peace. This is peace that the world cannot give. “Peace be with you.”

They had heard from the women conveying Jesus’ command for them to go to Galilee (Mt. 28:10). Peter and John ran to inspect and saw the linen cloths and the folded head cloth in His open and empty grave (John 20:5-10). Yet when Easter evening comes they are still locked in for fear of the Jews. Outside danger continues to rage – but to their alarm over the possible threat of death Jesus said, “Peace be with you.” To their hearts locked in by the shame of their failure and desertion He said, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Dr. Luther said they were glad with the greatest joy the human heart can feel – that is, Therefore, since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1).










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Easter Vigil - 2016

Easter Vigil - 2016

My Flesh Shall Gaze Upon His Flesh

Vicar Brad Akey


In the name of our Risen Savior and Lord. Amen!


    “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Gen 3:19). The words spoken on Ash Wednesday, leading us into the penitential season of Lent. We say this as a remembrance of what our flesh is. Our flesh been taken from dust, and it shall return to dust, to the earth, when we die. As Job said in his deathly struggles, my bones stick to my skin and to my flesh. Our flesh, bound and corrupted by sin - Job speaks to the punishment that is awarded to us, “for the hand of God has touched me.”


Job and all mankind has been afflicted by God, while we are in the flesh. We have rebelled and are disciplined for our actions. Yet that same hand that has touched us, delivering the punishment we deserve, is the same hand that strikes our Savior Jesus Christ, in the flesh, rescuing us. It is also the same hand that makes the sign of the cross both upon our hearts and our minds at our baptisms.

Job afflicted by God - feels forsaken by God. He thought his family, his friends, his God had abandoned him. Yet God lifts Him out of his despair. We know the one who was truly forsaken was not Job, nor is it any of us - it was Jesus Christ on the cross, in the flesh. It is on that cross where God died. But God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it (Acts 2:24). Thus Job, trusting God’s eternal gifts rejoices, saying: I know that my Redeemer lives!

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