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We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a church body committed to sharing life in Jesus with people throughout the world.

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We are located on Pippin Rd., in close proximity to Fairfield, Forest Park, Seven Hills, Hamilton, and southern Butler County
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Sunday Services
8:30 and 11:00 am
Child and Adult Sunday School Between Services


Easter Week Services
Maundy Thursday April 17th 7:00 pm
Good Friday April 18th 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday April 20th 
Outdoor Sunrise Service 7:00 am
8:30 and 11:00 am 


Our Preschool is enrolling now!
 
We have openings in both the three-year-old (Tuesday and Thursday morning) and four-year-old (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings) classes.
Call now to schedule a visit at (513) 825-2290 or check out the Pre-K Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mrskiedrowski. Applications are available on this website under the School tab.


 

Our congregation is trying a new program called Mornings with Mommy. 

It's a fun and easy way for you to enjoy activities with your children and meet other Moms. 

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3 Year Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 1 Thessalonians 5.

General:

  • Verses 1-2 remind us that no one knows the hour or even the day when Jesus will return at the end of the world
    • This has not stopped many different people from attempting to pinpoint exactly when that day will come
    • Such attempts blatantly disregard what God says about Judgment Day
      • Matthew 24:36
  • Verse 3 is a warning about being lulled into a false sense of security and thinking that we’ll simply fix our lives at some point in the future
    • Judgment Day will catch many unprepared
    • Paul’s picture here is that of a pregnant woman being unable to stop the baby from being born by changing her mind
  • Verses 4-8 utilize the picture of night and day like many other sections of Scripture
    • Paul reminds us that we are not living in the darkness of unbelief
      • The light of Christ shines in our hearts and lives; it reveals to us the truth about Christ and what he means for our lives
      • We no longer stumble around in ignorance
      • We know too much about God to not care about His commands or being ready for Jesus’ return
    • The picture is extended to describe the temptation to dull our sense of urgency with man-made distractions, like someone who dulls their pain by drinking alcohol
      • Such behavior does not fix the problem; it just pushes it farther down the road and makes the situation worse
    • The only sure way to make sure we’re awake and ready is to put on the armor which God gives us
      • That is faith, hope, and love
      • Thus, we take up God’s strength, instead of trying to rely on our own
  • Paul uses the gospel to motivate his readers in verses 9-11
    • The best way to encourage one another is by reminders of our salvation in Christ
  • There is an encouragement in verses 12-13 for Christian congregations to respect the leaders God has given them
    • They are to focus on the work of preaching and teaching, which God has entrusted to them
    • They are to strive to live together in peace, which both:
      • Allows the pastor to have more time to teach and preach
      • Strengthens a church’s efforts to reach out to the community
  • Verses 16-22 are made up of short yet critical instructions from Paul; we note a few:
    • Pray continually = we have constant access to God the Father; make use of it!
    • Give thanks in all circumstances = Christians always have reasons to be joyful, no matter how bleak the circumstances of life might seem
      • Romans 8:28
      • 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
    • Do not put out the Spirit’s fire = stay in the means of grace (the Word and sacraments) because they are the tools which the Holy Spirit uses to kindle the fire in our hearts and keep it burning
    • Test everything. Hold onto the good = Test everything we hear against the standard of Scripture; we constantly ask: Is that what God says in His Word?
  • Verses 23-28 are a wonderful closing prayer and benediction (blessing) that still serves us well today

What does it lead me to confess?



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3 Year Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 1 Thessalonians 4.

General:

  • From the beginning of this chapter on, Paul’s focus is on Christian living
  • The motivation for that Christian living will always be Christ Jesus and the grace he showed us
  • Paul says that his instructions have been given on Christ’s authority, not his own
  • Paul has strong warnings in verses 3-5 about how we use our bodies
    • Sexual immorality, as Paul says here, was prominent in the world of the Thessalonian believers, as it is today
      • We are surrounded
    • Paul instructs them to be sanctified, or “set apart” from that attitude and lifestyle
    • God calls Christians to be different in this world, a task that can be very difficult when it involved avoiding sin and temptation
    • Claiming that this thinking is out of date really does not work, since Paul says that this instruction does not come simply from him, but from God
      • Verse 8: “Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.”
  • Paul discusses brotherly love in verses 9-10
    • Our motivation for loving one another will come from the way God has loved us first
    • The Thessalonians’ understanding of this was apparent in the way they had shared the gospel throughout their corner of the world
  • Paul points out in verses 11-12 the impact that our lives can have on others
    • Many Greek men would spend their days in the marketplace talking about worthless things, while leaving all the work at home to their wives, children, and servants
    • Paul calls them instead to a life colored by their willingness to work hard and talking about things of real value
    • Living such a different life would give the Thessalonian believers a chance to point to Christ as the source of their Christian living
  • In verses 13-15 Paul helps the Thessalonians with something that was bothering them
    • Their knowledge of death and Judgment Day wasn’t yet complete, and they worried that those who died before Jesus’ return would be lost
    • Paul answers that worry by explaining that “God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
      • The basis of this hope was Christ’s resurrection
      • 1 Corinthians 15:20
  • In verses 16-18 Paul briefly explains what will happen on Judgment Day
    • Christ will appear through the clouds, as he did at his ascension
    • The voice of the archangel will fill the air, and a trumpet will call the dead from their graves
    • All believers, living and dead, will be gathered in an instant to meet God
    • Paul instructs the believers to use the knowledge of the resurrection as comfort for each other, particularly at the funeral of those they loved

What does it lead me to confess?



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