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All the words of love and encouragement from Pastor Joel’s Blog

Christ is Alive!

by CLCstaff

1 Corinthians 15:3-6 “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received; that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, […]

Lent – Time to renew Baptismal Promises

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

In the ancient church Lent was a time of intense preparation for those who would be baptized on Easter Vigil, which began the night before Easter Sunday and culminated in the service of baptism at sunrise. The individuals were called catechumens and were required to fast and listen to the catechetical lectures of Bishop Cyril […]

Welcome to Lenten

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

The season of Lent intends to be a time of renewal in trusting God’s mercy and new life. Our new life begins in baptism, and God calls us to a life of repentance and forgiveness. Yes, our forgiveness is complete already and secure in Christ; yet daily we may confess our sins and rejoice in […]