Category Archives: Gottesdienst

As a deer longs for streams of water…

As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God!I thirst for God, for the living God. I say, “When will I be able to go and appear in God’s presence?”I cannot eat; I weep day … Continue reading

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Come join us for more in the courts of Zion… (2nd Sunday after Trinity)

Good morning from lovely Wittenberg. The sun is out. The little rain we got, is long gone even as the clouds hang in there and the summer heat is not quite back yet. Like every morning the people walk their … Continue reading

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Pastors ever close to their Shepherd

A good friend of mine and foreign pastor in these lands phoned me yesterday. Whereas I only use the phone for urgent messages, something like the original telegraph, he obviously uses it to catch up on visitation and the blessings … Continue reading

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1.Sunday after Trinity: Old Love song…

The Psalm for this 1st Sunday after Trinity I will praise the Lord at all times;my mouth will continually praise him.I will boast in the Lord;let the oppressed hear and rejoice.Magnify the Lord with me.Let us praise his name together.I sought the Lord’s help and he … Continue reading

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Prayers uplifted – this Thursday +

Wonderful morning in Wittenberg and some drizzle´s in the air. Not much, no, but still. Last night various weather applications forecast rains from around 4h00 this morning right until first tea, but that was false alarm. I could have gone … Continue reading

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Quasimodogeniti +

Wow! The first Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti) is coming up and it´s just getting better and better… I know, I know, that´s taking the mouth quite full, but the living and triune God is so rich in His mercies and … Continue reading

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Hallelujah: Jesus lives + reigns forever + Hallelujah

All the world rejoices and sings: “Christ is risen. He´s risen indeed!” That´s the Easter jubilee all along – ever since he rose victorious from the dead and appeared to his disciples like Mary, then to that couple from Emmaus, … Continue reading

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Good Friday: For so God loved the world +

Well, today the table is empty. The candles are still burning, but only just. No ornaments today. No flowers. No organ. No bells, no colorful vestments either. Just the Altarbook. No Lord´s Supper today. We´ll be singing still. Yes, muted … Continue reading

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Favorite holiday: Maundy Thursday!

One of my favorite holidays is Maundy Thursday. Not only because on this day at the latest the long weekend started, but also because it was an evening service – nearly as festive, dramatic and emotional as Christmas. Obviously, I … Continue reading

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Gebete am Mittwoch

MORGENGEBET Eingang: Fülle uns frühe mit deiner Gnade, so wollen wir rühmen und fröhlich sein unser Leben lang.( Psalm 90:14)  Confession: O Lord,with heartfelt sorrow we repent and deplore our offences. We condemn ourselves and our evil ways, with true … Continue reading

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