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Your Turn / Weekly Pericope Study
November 28, 2020, 01:31:47 AM
For most of us the New Church Year begins this weekend ... and there are opportunities and resources to study the weekly pericopes. 

Perhaps ... with the moderators concurrence, this thread can be dedicated to the sharing of various resources for the study of the pericopes each week. 

Any additional discussion of the weekly pericopes could be via individual threads as needed and/or on a single 'Pericopes Discussion Thread' ... again with moderator concurrence.

For most congregations, either the One Year Lectionary or the Three Year Lectionary is used ... at least in LCMS nomenclature the First Sunday in Advent 2020 begins the use of the 'B' series.

As contributions are made to this thread, please note the lectionary series being referenced (one or three year & year {A, B, or C}  ... especially if it is not the One or Three Year Series.   Also, if a specific Feast or Festival Day is being observed, please note that as well.

May our Good and Gracious God continue to bless us in the New Church Year and bless our new or continued study of His Holy Word.
Your Turn / Proud to be an American
November 24, 2020, 05:07:32 PM
The Radio News just carried quote introducing cabinet appointees ... including the statement that we can be proud to be an American.

I for one already am already proud to be an American and pray that nothing changes that.
Your Turn / Thanksgiving 2020 Now Thank We All Our God
November 19, 2020, 01:26:02 AM
Thanksgiving 2020 is soon upon us ... and tragically it seems that there are far too many posts of thanklessness.

For many, Now Than We All our God will be part of thankfulness to our Good and Gracious Triune God on Thanksgiving Eve or Day.

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book (CPH 1912) Hymn   64 (Apparently 1912 though the house copy clearly states 'Edition of 1924')
The Lutheran Hymnal                  (CPH 1941) Hymn   36
Lutheran Worship                        (CPH 1982) Hymn 443
Lutheran Service Book                 (CPH 2006) Hymn 895

Quote from: Now Thank We All Our God
1. Now thank we all our God.                     
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mother's arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

2. Oh, may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace
And guide us when perplexed
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.

3. All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in highest heaven:
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore!
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Organ Accompaniment

Many already know the story of Now Thank We All Our God, Lutheran Pastor Martin Rinkart was living in conditions far more dreadful than anything any of us are experiencing today ...

Quote from: STORY BEHIND THE SONG: Pastor gives praise, thanks during darkest of timesFrom 1618 to 1648, Europe, and especially Germany, was devastated by famine, disease and destruction during the Thirty Years' War. In 1636 Martin Rinkart, a Lutheran pastor in Eilenburg, Germany, wrote the hymn "Now Thank We All Our God" (Nun danket alle Gott), a hymn of thanksgiving still sung today. <snip>

Now he had to do the work of three men, and buried 40 to 50 people a day — a total of 4,480 — but through it all he remained well. Finally, it became necessary to bury the refugees in trenches without service.

Through grief, and loss, suffering and death, Rinkart always looked to his Savior, and could thank God for the blessings he still had. "Now Thank We All Our God" began as a family prayer before meals, and later was sung as a national thanksgiving at a celebration service when the Thirty Years' War ended. With the exception of "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," it is the most widely sung hymn in Germany, sung on numerous occasions of national rejoicing.

Read the entire account  here.

Don't each and every one of us really have much more to be thankful for TODAY and this YEAR than Pastor Rinkart when he penned these marvelous words of faith?
Your Turn / Discussion of the October 22 Debate
October 22, 2020, 12:24:52 AM
The debate of the week began in earnest Wednesday ... or actually earlier.

Earlier in the week it was reported that debate moderator Kristen Welker deactivated her Twitter account.

Wednesday's national news reports the powers that be are working to convince the American people that concerns about Hunter Biden's international escapades is merely personal attack and hate speech ... nothing to worry about.

Tabloid TV reinforces this personal attack/hate speech mantra on Wednesday's "The View" appearance of Dr Jill Biden.

Yet in spite of all the above, the non partisan debate commission is doing its best to deprive the country of a fair and honest discussion of the facts.

Let the discussion begin.
Your Turn / Judge Amy Barrett Confirmation Hearings
October 12, 2020, 10:27:33 AM
The Judge Amy Barrett hearings have begun .. consolidating discussions on these hearings will allow existing topics to continue focusing on their intended topic ...let the discussion begin.
Your Turn / Voter Fraud
October 09, 2020, 09:05:43 PM
The topic of voter fraud briefly surfaces from time to time on other threads. 

Since the validity and confidence in elections results depends on a fraud free election, these accusations need to be investigated.

Here is a thread to discuss reports of election fraud .. including election fraud reports that may have been previously touched on.
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