TagMemorial Day

The Holy Trinity

With Easter and Pentecost behind us we look toward the summer. This Sunday, in addition to being Memorial Day weekend, is the Sunday when we celebrate one of those great mysteries of faith which defies explanation. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity, that our God is Three-in-One and One-in-Three, reminds us that there is a…

Memorial Day & Memories

Do not grieve for me too much.  I am a spirit confident of my rights.  Death is only an incident, & not the most important which happens to us in this state of being.  ~~~ Winston Churchill (from a letter to his wife, “In the event of my death…”) This week I will take my…

Memorial Day Revisited

Email Devotion, Pentecost 2 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” –John 15:13, NRSV It began with an old, weathered, wooden HONOR ROLL that had been kept in storage for over seventy years! Names, many names, some familiar, but most were unfamiliar. These were the names…

Memorial Day Special Music

Thanks to the McConnell family for providing this special music at our services today in honor of Memorial Day! Special music for Memorial Day A video posted by St. Peter's Lutheran Lancaster (@stpeterslutheranlanc) on May 29, 2016 at 5:23am PDT

Let the oppressed go free

Traditional Sermon, Pentecost 2 The year was 1937, before the start of the 2nd World War when Pastor Martin Niemöller, a German Lutheran Pastor, was put in a concentration camp. He, along with Dietrich Bonhoeffer was part of the Confessing Church, an underground church that opposed the Nazi Regime and its takeover of the Christian…