Category Archives: Hymns

Jesus thirsts (4th Lenten service)

The 4th Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 4th penitential Psalm: “For the music director, a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him … Continue reading

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Reminiscere: Remember o LORD +

Tomorrow is the 2nd Sunday in Lent and is called “Reminiscere” (Remember!). This is a reference to the Introit from Psalm 25. It invites us to call upon the triune God, pleading him to remember his tender mercies and loving … Continue reading

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You will understand … Lenten service 2

The 2nd Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 2nd penitential Psalm: How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven,whose sin is pardoned.How blessed is … Continue reading

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Hey, hearts hear here!

Looking forward to Sunday. It´s the 2nd Sunday before Lent – “Sexagesimae” – and stands under the watchword from Hebrews 3: Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks!  Hebrews 3:15 The Introit from Psalm 119, which teaches us … 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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God is full of pleasant surprises & promises a happy ending

Tomorrow is the 4th Sunday in Advent and the holy Apostle encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice, because the Lord is near!” (Phil.4,4-5b). The Old Testament lesson takes us a long way back – … Continue reading

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Mourning in lonely exile here… (LSB 357)

Yes, that´s how it goes. Crying out for some rain and then when it arrives – as the clock strikes four (16h00) – it´s just so inconvenient. I´m out on my bicycle for some exercise before it´s too dark. Repeatedly … Continue reading

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Do you still not understand?

So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household.   Watchword for the 7th Sunday after Trinity: Ephesians 2:19 We pray with the collect for this week: … Continue reading

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Lord Jesus Christ, You have prepared this feast for our salvation

Well, one of my English regulars came to excuse herself from tomorrow´s divine service. That´s just how it should be. Coming is no deal. It´s the expected normal and goes without saying but being absent is the exception and apologies … Continue reading

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