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  • Visual Edition: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

    Visual Edition: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

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  • Which Email Marketing Service Should My Church Use?

    Which Email Marketing Service Should My Church Use?

    More and more, church offices are utilizing web-based email marketing services for communicating with their congregations. Why are they doing this?

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  • The Histories of Some of Your Favorite Christmas Hymns

    The Histories of Some of Your Favorite Christmas Hymns

    Did you know that one of the most famous Christmas hymns came about because a church’s organ broke just in time for Christmas Eve? Read on to learn about some of the season’s most...

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  • Guides to Study the Bible in the New Year

    Guides to Study the Bible in the New Year

    It’s a known fact: most Christians have “Read the Bible every day” (or some variation thereof) on their New Year’s Resolution list. Some people scoff at resolutions—but I think there’s something...

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  • Activities for Teaching Advent Hymns to Children

    Activities for Teaching Advent Hymns to Children

    The Christmas season brings lots of joy and cheer as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. One of my favorite parts of Advent is the hymns. Advent hymns are some of the most recognizable and...

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  • Repenting: Getting Past the Guilt, Blame, and Shame

    Repenting: Getting Past the Guilt, Blame, and Shame

    Jesus began his public ministry in the Gospel of Matthew by saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand!” Repenting is clearly important to Jesus. What he was asking people to do back...

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  • 5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    Have you ever worked on a project for a church committee where you’ve spent weeks meeting, planning, studying, and preparing to make a decision, then a few more weeks double-checking...

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  • Product of the Month: Piano Prelude Series, Vol. 1

    Product of the Month: Piano Prelude Series, Vol. 1

    This month, we’re introducing a new series of hymn preludes written for pianists. Not only are these pieces great for use during worship services, but they can also be played at home or...

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  • Affirmation Overload

    Affirmation Overload

    A friend on Facebook recently shared a picture of some journals with affirmations on their covers. You know the kind—with a loopy, fat-brush-style font telling you to “Make Ideas Happen” or “Be...

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  • Intentional Advent Celebrations with Families

    Intentional Advent Celebrations with Families

    How can your church intentionally engage with families this Advent season? This is already a high-volume, overly scheduled time of year. Even so, I would argue that the need for community...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: 1 Peter

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: 1 Peter

    The Book of 1 Peter, nestled between James and (you guessed it) 2 Peter toward the back of the New Testament, is perhaps not as widely read as some of the Pauline epistles, like Romans. But this...

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  • Advent Activities You Can Do Right Now with Zero Planning

    Advent Activities You Can Do Right Now with Zero Planning

    After Thanksgiving, the holiday season is in full gear—Advent services, Christmas Eve children’s programs, New Year’s Eve candlelight vigils. . . . It’s a lot. So in the midst of all that...

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  • CPH 150th Anniversary Art Contest

    CPH 150th Anniversary Art Contest

    This past September, we kicked off our 150th year and began a year-long celebration of every book, and person that is part of our history—and that includes you! By you I mean every church member...

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  • Advent is coming! Advent is coming!

    Advent is coming! Advent is coming!

    Advent is coming! Advent is coming! Do these words send you into a stress-induced fetal pose or are you more in the elf camp? Like most people, I am positioned right in the middle! With so many...

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  • The Divine Service in Lutheran Service Book

    The Divine Service in Lutheran Service Book

    Lutherans believe that worship is an act of receiving God’s gifts. That’s why the worship service we use is called the Divine Service. It’s a time during which God comes to us through...

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  • Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    In the past, the front door of your church was probably, well, the front door. These days, however, the first exposure visitors get to your church is probably via your church website....

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  • Meaning of 6 Popular Verses in Matthew

    Meaning of 6 Popular Verses in Matthew

    There are a lot of verses in the Bible that get taken out of context. Or, maybe more accurately, verses that aren’t properly or fully understood because we pull them out as standalone memory...

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  • Whim Visits: Finding Spontaneity and a Little Less Loneliness this Christmas

    Whim Visits: Finding Spontaneity and a Little Less Loneliness this Christmas

    One snowy December evening, three of the young adults from our congregation stopped over to visit . . . on a whim. Here is the beauty of a whim visit: it doesn’t leave time for me to consider...

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  • Explore What it Means to Be Beyond #Blessed

    Explore What it Means to Be Beyond #Blessed

    One of the latest major updates for the iPhone includes a new setting called “Screen Time.” Using Screen Time, users visually can see data created around how you use your phone. This includes how...

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  • Two Lesson Plans That Teach about God’s Overflowing Gifts

    Two Lesson Plans That Teach about God’s Overflowing Gifts

    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” (Psalm 23:5) Around Thanksgiving, we think about being thankful to God for family,...

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  • Evening Hymns for the Close of the Church Year

    Evening Hymns for the Close of the Church Year

    Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.When other helpers fail and comforts flee,Help of the helpless, O abide with me.(“Abide with Me,” LSB...

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