Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
It was a blessing to worship this morning at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Mounds View, Minnesota. The guest preacher was Rev. Wendell Frerichs, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. His theme, following the Gospel text from Luke 18:9-14, was prayer. Central to his message was the following prayer by Charles Whiston, which Pastor Frerichs uses in his daily devotions. We would do well to follow his example:
I am your Lord Jesus Christ.
I was the agent of my Father in creating you.
I died on the cross and rose from the dead for you.
Therefore, you do not belong to yourself.
You belong to me.
Will you give yourself to me for today?
O Lord Christ, in obedience to your claim on me,
I surrender myself to you anew today,
all that I am, all that I have,
to be wholly and unconditionally yours for your using of me.
Take me away from myself and my preoccupation with myself.
Use me up as you will,
when you will, where you will,
with whom you will.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, Mounds View, Minnesota
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Friday, October 08, 2010
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Sunday, October 03, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
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Friday, October 01, 2010
Oblate retreat at Blue Cloud Abbey
My recent stay at Blue Cloud Abbey concluded with a retreat for Oblates of St. Benedict affiliated with the Abbey.
Abbot Denis welcomes the Oblates
Oblate Director Br. Benet instructing us
Oblates renewing their vows