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October 2017

Remember Your Reformation Refrain

Sermon by Joel Heckendorf based on Psalm 46 on Confirmation Sunday, October 29, 2017.  This weekend, thirty-two children are making a promise.  Pastor Q is going to ask, “Do you intend faithfully to live your life to the teachings of God’s Word, to be faithful and regular in the hearing of God’s Word and the partaking of the Lord’s Supper, and in faith, word, and action remain true to the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – as long as you...

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Fuel to Grow, Room to Grow

We’ve got teenagers in our house these days. Do you know how much they can eat? The average number of calories the average person needs is about 2,000 a day. But teenagers need more:  girls about 2500 calories and guys up to 3200 calories per day depending on their activity level. That’s only about six Big Macs, or 25 double-stuff Oreos, or four and a half Culvers concrete mixers. For some of you, each of those is hardly a meal. But for teenagers -- boys especially if you are...

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Let Us Gather Here

“Knock, knock.”  “Who’s there?”  “Lettuce.”  “Lettuce who?” “Let us eat lunch.”  If you read the Immanuel Sun this week, you know I used that to introduce the devotional thought. Or maybe you heard this one…  “What did the newlyweds order for room service?”  A honeymoon salad… lettuce alone.  There are tons of “lettuce” jokes out there.  But when it...

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It All Starts Here

It All Starts Here  Sermon by Pastor Phil Koelpin at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greenville, WI, based on Proverbs 23:26.  INTRODUCTION: Are you excited to be here today? I hope so. I hope your excitement parallels that of a child waiting to open Christmas presents, or parents who have just been told they are expecting their first child. Why? Because in the next month you are going to hear about the exciting opportunities that our Jesus is placing before you and before me. They...

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