Pastor Futrell will continue serving at SOTHLC

Our pastor has declined the call the serve at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thermopolis, Wyoming.  Here is his letter that he read to our congregation on Sunday, July 20, 2014.  Note: the specific reasons for him declining the call are excised from his letter below.  He thought it was best not to list the specific reasons for declining the call… [more]

Pastor Futrell will continue serving at SOTHLC Pastor Futrell will continue serving at SOTHLC

Roman 8:18-27:Prayers of groans too deep for words

On August 31, 1422, King Henry V of England died. Henry V’s one-and-only son, Henry VI, then became king. However, a problem then confronted that island nation in the sea: Henry VI was only eight months old! So, because of Henry’s young age and inexperience, the English Parliament appointed Humphrey, the Duke of Gloucester, to serve as the king’s… [more]

Roman 8:18-27:Prayers of groans too deep for words Roman 8:18-27:Prayers of groans too deep for words

Augsburg Confession, Article 22-23

AC XXII: Reception of Christ’s Body and Blood in the Lord’s Supper The laity are given both forms of the Lord’s Supper because this practice is the Lord’s command, “Drink of it all of you (Matthew 26:27). Christ has clearly commanded that all should drink from the cup. So no one will quibble and say that this refers only to priests, Paul,… [more]

Augsburg Confession, Article 22-23 Augsburg Confession, Article 22-23

Augsburg Confession, Article 21

AC XXI: Invocation of the Saints Our churches teach that we are to remember the history of the saints so that our faith may be strengthened when we see how they experienced grace and how they were sustained by faith. Even more, their good works are to be an example for us, each of us in his own calling. Accordingly, his Imperial Majesty may follow… [more]

Augsburg Confession, Article 21 Augsburg Confession, Article 21

Acts, Lesson 7: The Martyrdom of Deacon Stephen

The Church had just established the Office of Deacon to free pastors (at this time, the Apostles) to focus on Word and Sacrament ministry. Deacons assisted the pastor, primarily focusing on the physical needs of parishioners. Yet, we see they also did more, as we see evidences with Stephen, one of the ordained deacons. Read Acts 6:7 Which class… [more]

Acts, Lesson 7: The Martyrdom of Deacon Stephen Acts, Lesson 7: The Martyrdom of Deacon Stephen