Category Archives: Epiphany

Swiftly pass the clouds of glory…

Looking forward to the high feast and holiday of the Transfiguration this last Sunday after the Epiphany. We´re hearing a lot from the great prophet Moses, who points us to the one and only savior of the world, Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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God´s mercy – the origin of our ministry

In the late 1980´s my father-in-law installed P. Werner Köhne in Wittenberg. At that stage it was not foreseeable that I would be the successor to be installed in 1992. That´s thirty years ago this year. My father-in-law based his … Continue reading

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Highs and lows on the way

Grateful for the opportunities via the Internet. Not only meeting local pastors online, but friends and family far and wide. It´s become a welcome common room even as the market plain, church quadrangle, tea garden and public space are currently … Continue reading

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Making friends in “Geisterstadt”

LinkedIn reminds me, that I´ve been here in Lutherstadt Wittenberg for three years already. That´s about as long as our good Lord´s public ministry lasted back in His days. For me it feels like a lifetime, but for others here, … Continue reading

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Encourage them to come in!

„Then people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and take their places at the banquet table in the kingdom of God.” (Lk.13,29 – Watchword for the 3rd Sunday in Epiphany) Last Sunday we heard, how … Continue reading

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Songs of Thankfulness and praise…

When I finished my initial studies in Germany, we subscribed to the latest edition of the Brockhaus Encyclopedia. It was to last a lifetime. The annual updates kept coming even when we moved to Pretoria. Angelika used it sometimes for … Continue reading

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Living as God´s people

To Jordan came our Lord, the Christ,To do God’s pleasure willing,And there was by St. John baptized,All righteousness fulfilling;There did He consecrate a bathTo wash away transgression,And quench the bitterness of deathBy His own blood and passion,He would a new … Continue reading

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O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd…

O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd,Du schufst sie gut, gerecht und pur,dass niemand als Leergut rumtreibt nur,als ob Tods bestimmt von Geburt.Vielmehr, Dein Wort stets Leben sätDein Triumph in gefallener Welt.Dein Licht erstrahlt, schenkt Leben.Du hast es uns … Continue reading

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Epiphany: School lesson

Before the Christmas holiday´s we used Dr. Martin Luther´s translation of Bishop Ambrose of Milan´s composition “Veni redemptor genitum” to introduce the Adventide and the glorious incarnation of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ in Bethlehem promised from of old … Continue reading

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Septuagesimae: 2nd Sunday before Lent +

Watchword Hebrews 3:15 “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Introit Psalm 119 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I … Continue reading

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