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Rev. Craig Ross
Sunday Worship Preview – Pentecost 5

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”  (Mk. 5:36) A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Feeding the Soul

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! It’s that time of year when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and triumph over death. In Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands, one of our great Easter hymns, Martin Luther writes: Die Schrift hat verkuendigt das, Wie ein Tod den andern frass. This literally translates to: Scripture has proclaimed…

Why do we sing in church?

Maybe you’ve never thought about it before. Maybe you already have a concrete idea. Maybe it is a question you’ve always kept to yourself. Why DO we sing in church? Singing a text helps us remember it. Ask a child to recite their ABCs and they’ll greet you with a song. We sing because often…