Thursday, August 25, 2011

St Bartholomew

Yesterday's sermon.

Oktoberfest 2011!

Schedule of Events for Oktoberfest and Gottesdienst Central (Oct. 9-11, St. Paul's Kewanee, IL)

Conference theme (for Sunday and Monday): Baptism in the Gospel of John

5 p.m.: Autumn Choral Vespers
6 p.m.: Bratwurst Banquet (and partying into the night)

8:30 am: Registration
Private confession is available in the vestry from 8:30-9:15 am
9:30 am: Solemn Mass.
Fasting prior to mass is a laudable custom.
10:45 am: Brunch, in the cafeteria.
11:15 am: Dr. Weinrich
12:30 pm Office at Sext
12:45 pm Break. Snacks will be available.
1:10 pm: Dr. Weinrich, continued.
2:00 pm Break.
2:10 pm: Dr. Weinrich, continued.
3:00 pm: Office at Vespers
The late afternoon and evening is free. Weather permitting, a golf outing might be arranged.
9:00 am Low (spoken) Mass
9:45 – noon: Open seminar and workshop on the ceremonies of the Lutheran Mass: attention to the details that confess and magnify the Real Presence.
12 noon: Office at Sext
12:15 pm – lunch (on your own: we will attend a local restaurant)
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Seminar, continued.
3:15 Office at Vespers. Itinerarium

Sign up here.

Lodging info:

AmericInn, 4823 US Hwy 34. 800-634-3444
Super 8 Motel, 901 S Tenney (Rt 78). 309-853-8800
Aunt Daisy’s B&B, 223 W Central Blvd. 888-422-4148
Kewanee Motor Lodge, 400 S Main St. 309-853-4000
Days Inn, I-80 & Rt 40, Sheffield. 815-454-2361
Holiday Inn Express, I-80 & Rt 78, Annawan. 309-935-6565

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Unjust Steward

The steward is commended, which is surprising, since the master had already chided him for his wasting of his goods. This is the Gospel, for God also surprisingly commends us (for Christ's sake) as if we were obedient, though we are in fact sinners. The sermon.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Feeding of the 4000

Jesus multiplies loaves here, which is his way: the God of all creation causes life to flourish by multiplying. So here he makes this to be a kind of living bread; which is fitting, since he is himself the Living Bread that came down from heaven. As the miracle happens to the crowd who gathered in the wilderness to hear his words, so the miracle happens today to the crowd who gather to hear his words, while in the wilderness of life; and he gives them his own substance, in the Blessed Sacrament. The sermon.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Who is Good?

The rich young man (of St. Matthew 19:16-30) was confused about who is good. He called Jesus good, and yet he also thought he himself might be capable of doing some good. But God alone is good, and this man did not mean to say that Jesus is God (though he should have). Since this is so, it is only from God that goodness is obtained, by grace. Goodness is gained by following Jesus. Where does Jesus go? To the cross: it is at the cross--which for us is the altar--that eternal life is found. The sermon.