Christ Lutheran eNews for the week of

The Festival of the

Lutheran Reformation 

Upon the 21st Sunday after Pentecost

October 28- November 5, 2022

Readings for this Week:

Revelation 14:6–7

Romans 3:19–28

John 8:31–36


The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His Grace


“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, that we might eat and drink with Him in His kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35). For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom. 3:21), “that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

Praying Hands Cross

Hymns for this Sunday

Opening Hymn: Thy Strong Word


Gradual: A Mighty Fortress


Hymn of the Day: Though All Our Life


Communion 1: O God, Our Help


Communion 2: Lord, Keep Us Steadfast 655

Communion 3: O Little Flock, Fear Not...


Closing: We Praise You and Acknowledge You... 941

Nightly Devotions

You can "tune in" to Pastor's nightly devotional thoughts each week, Monday through Friday at the Church Website (click on link).  Pastor started these during the mandated shut down during the Corona Virus in 2020.  Each devotional thought lasts between 3 and 10 minutes.  You can also watch past issues.  While you're at it, you can also navigate on the site to hear sermons, Bible studies, and other media produced by our Church. 

Bach Cantata for Reformation

Cantata on Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott

Operation Christmas Child

All Shoeboxes are due by next Sunday, November 6th. The cost of mailing each box is $10. If you'd like to give towards this please place your money in the canister on the back table in Church. We appreciate all who have filled a box or boxes!

Afraid- A Bible Study in Spiritual Warfare, 10:30am-11:45am Wednesdays

Our Midweek Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays 10:45-11:45am in the Church.

We will be looking at the concept of Spiritual Warfare in our present age. The class will be using the book, Afraid, by the Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett to guide us through this most important topic. A copy of the book will be provided for each participant at no cost.. If you are available on Wednesday mornings but have never attended one of our studies, this one is for you!

The purpose of this class is to better equip you as a follower and believer in Jesus to fight the good fight of faith as Paul commends us. 

           Please bring the book and your favorite translation of the Holy Bible with you for each class.

           Classes will meet on Wednesday Mornings from 10:30am to 11:45 am. Those attending are also encouraged to join us for the Office of Matins that immediately follows the class.


August 3        Introduction

August 10      Chapter 1- I am Afraid

August 17      Chapter 2- Voodoo and  American Spirituality 

August 24      Chapter 3- Three Competing World Views

August 31      Chapter 4- American Indian Religions

September 7   Chapter 5- Gaming and Internet

September 14- No Class


September 21 Chapter 6- Spending the Day with Spiritualists

September 28 Chapter 7- Don’t Worry, Pastor, They are Nice Ghosts

October 5 Chapter 8- There is Something Wrong with the Children

October 12    Chapter 9- What does an Exorcism Look Like? 

October 19   (No Class)

October 26 (No Class)

November 2 Chapter 10- An Ongoing Battle

November 9  Chapter 11 and Conclusion-


If Jesus Does Not Return:

Saturday, October 29

9:00am Confirmation Class, the Second Petition of the Lord's Prayer

5:30pm Divine Service V

Sunday, October 30

The Festival of the Reformation

8am- Divine Service V

9:30 am Christian Education Hour

11am Divine Service V

Wednesday, November 2

10am Food Pantry

10:30am Bible Class, Afraid (See insert above)

12 Noon Matins

8pm Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, November 5

9am-10:30am Confirmation - The Third Petition of the Lord's Prayer

5:30pm Divine Service III

Sunday, November 6

All Saints Sunday

Change your Clocks and Smoke Detector Batteries- 1 hour back

8am Divine Service III

9:30am Christian Education Hour

11am Divine Service III with Confirmation

First Communion will be at all services for students who have completed the class. 

Christ Lutheran Church:

Caring and Sharing through Word and Sacrament, Knowing Christ and Making Him Known

All of the Lord's Children at the Lord's Table Every Lord's Day

Weekly Worship:

Saturday Evening Eucharist, Each week, 5:30pm

Sundays September through June 8am and 11am

Midweek Matins, Wednesdays, 12 Noon

The Rev. Dr. John G. Fleischmann, M.Div., D.Min., Pastor

The Rev. Kenneth Schnepp, M.Div., STM, Assisting Pastor