The Church Year

  • How to Assemble the Jesse Tree5:31

    How to Assemble the Jesse Tree

    Pick up a Jesse Tree Family Kit and get ready to create lifelong Advent memories with your family! Take a step-by-step look at how to assemble the cardboard tree with Ken Ohlemeyer. You’ll learn some

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  • How to Assemble the Jesse Tree5:31

    How to Assemble the Jesse Tree

    Pick up a Jesse Tree Family Kit and get ready to create lifelong Advent memories with your family! Take a step-by-step look at how to assemble the cardboard tree with Ken Ohlemeyer. You’ll learn some

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  • Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home

    Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home

    Holy Week of 2020 was … different. It came at the end of a Lenten season that seemed about five years long, thanks to the chaotic and ever-changing coronavirus pandemic. By the time...

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  • A Look Inside: Jesse Tree Family Activity Kit6:58

    A Look Inside: Jesse Tree Family Activity Kit

    What’s your favorite Christmas memory? Maybe it’s baking cookies with your Grandma or watching your grandkids eyes light up when they see the tree. Why not add a new tradition this year? Watch Linds

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  • Music, the Church Year, Repeat

    Music, the Church Year, Repeat

    “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” This is a common saying, especially in education. The exhortation to repeat, repeat, repeat hopefully is prevalent in our Lutheran schools....

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Acts 2

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Acts 2

    As Pentecost approaches, take a few minutes to read Acts 2:1–21, the story of the Holy Spirit descending on the disciples. This passage is the fulfillment of an Old Testament promise...

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  • The Easter Stranger | Arch Book storytime with Matt Bergholt3:51

    The Easter Stranger | Arch Book storytime with Matt Bergholt

    This Arch Book tells the story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus from Luke 24:1-35. Get your copy of The Easter Stranger is written by Nicole Dreyer and available at this link: https://www.cph.org/p-3380

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  • Easter: A Festival of Joy

    Easter: A Festival of Joy

    Easter Sunday has come and His Church rejoices in the beauty and wonder of the resurrection. Christ has defeated sin, death, and the devil himself, and the heavens and earth celebrate...

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  • Prepare for the Easter Season at Home

    Prepare for the Easter Season at Home

    During the fifty days of the Easter season, the Church rejoices in the resurrected Lord and the new life He brings. This season includes three great feasts that we celebrate: the Feast...

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  • Easter Sunday Message from Trevor Sutton | Holy Week Series2:57

    Easter Sunday Message from Trevor Sutton | Holy Week Series

    Jesus lives, God is in control. Rev. A. Trevor Sutton is associate pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Haslett, Michigan. He is the author of Being Lutheran, among other titles. To view more resourc

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  • Holy Saturday Message from Timothy Shoup | Holy Week Series3:20

    Holy Saturday Message from Timothy Shoup | Holy Week Series

    Reflect on the woman who trusted in Jesus’ resurrection. Rev. Timothy J. Shoup is administrative pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Bonduel, Wisconsin. He is also the author of Praise &

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  • Good Friday Message from Alfonso Espinosa | Holy Week Series3:39

    Good Friday Message from Alfonso Espinosa | Holy Week Series

    Alfonso Espinosa is senior pastor at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church of Irvine in Irvine, CA and the author of Faith that Sees Through the Culture. To learn more about Dr. Espinosa, visit his author page

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  • Holy Thursday Message from Kristian Kincaid | Holy Week Series2:09

    Holy Thursday Message from Kristian Kincaid | Holy Week Series

    All that Jesus endured during Holy Week was for us. Pastor Kristian Kincaid has served as a parish pastor for over thirty years, serving currently at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dubuque, IA and St

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  • Easter Alone? Never.

    Easter Alone? Never.

    I’m not a stranger to being away from my family. Last spring, I graduated from a university in another state than my family. During my four years of study, I  celebrated many holidays...

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  • Wednesday Message from Matt Richard | Holy Week Series3:36

    Wednesday Message from Matt Richard | Holy Week Series

    Hear the surprising answer to who the greatest sinner of all is. Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is the pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran of Minot, ND, and author of Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 Fals

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  • A Funeral for a King

    A Funeral for a King

    As Good Friday approaches, the Church prepares for the most somber occasion of the year: Jesus’ death. But in mourning, Christians know that His death also brings His resurrection. His...

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  • Tuesday Message from John Pless | Holy Week Series11:47

    Tuesday Message from John Pless | Holy Week Series

    Listen and reflect on the theology of the cross. Rev. John T. Pless is assistant professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the author of

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  • Music of the Month: Christ Being Raised

    Music of the Month: Christ Being Raised

    A perfect selection for the Easter season comes in this SATB anthem based on Romans 6:9. Beginning with joyous alleluias, the music rises in sequence, portraying the text “raised from...

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  • Easter Teaching Activities for Families

    Easter Teaching Activities for Families

    Easter is always a special celebration of Christ’s victory. This year is no different. Jesus still died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven—and that’s worth...

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  • Monday Message from Dan Paavola | Holy Week Series3:39

    Monday Message from Dan Paavola | Holy Week Series

    Consider the fact that God saw this unprecedented Holy Week coming. Daniel Paavola is a professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin and the author of three books including Our Way Home:

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