Our Midweek Advent services will be on December 4th, 11th, and 18th. We will have two services each Wednesday, with 7:00 PM as the primary time and an afternoon alternate time of 1:00 PM. The order of service for both services will be Evening Prayer.
This is our pastor’s article for our December 2013-January 2014 edition of SOTHLC’s newsletter. On December 25th, we celebrate Jesus’ birth. It’s been that way for as long as our collective memories go back. But how did December 25th, instead of some other date, become the date we associate with Jesus’ birth? Around 200 AD, […]
Our Thanksgiving-Eve Service will be on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:00 PM. Thanksgiving is not a holy day on the Church’s calendar. It is, instead, a day of national thanksgiving when we take a moment to reflect on the blessings that God has given us–individually and as a nation. It is also a time to […]
This is our pastor’s newsletter article for SOTHLC’s November, 2013 newsletter. Last month, Sheri and I took our 21 year old dog, Samson, to the vet to be put to sleep. It was heart breaking. Yet, we felt compelled, as his health had declined so badly that his life was one of constant burden and […]
On September 29th, we at SOTHLC celebrated St. Michael and All Angels. The name Michael means “Who is like God?” The Old Testament book of Daniel mentions Michael (Daniel 12:1), as well as the New Testament in Jude (v. 9) and Revelation (12:7). The Jewish, non-biblical book of 1 Enoch, which the New Testament book of Jude […]
On August 4th, Seminarian Hunsaker will be here to preach in the Divine Service and teach the adult Sunday school. His sermon text will be from Romans 9:30-10:4. For Sunday school, he will teach from the book of Exodus, which should be interesting as he has just studied and translated segments of Exodus in seminary.
On June 29th, the Church remembers the Apostles Peter and Paul. This year, we will transfer the feast to Sunday, June 30th. The festival of St. Peter and St. Paul is probably the oldest of the saints’ observances (dating from about the middle of the third century). An early tradition held that these two pillars of the […]