St. Valentine, Love, and Marriage
on January 31st, 2023
“My beloved spoke and said to me, ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come…let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your countenance is lovely.’” Song of Solomon 3:10-12a, 14b.Who was St. Valentine and why has his day remained popular for so many centuries? One...
on December 5th, 2022
Advent prepares us to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus as we remember the first Christmas Day, to anticipate his glorious reappearing on the Last Day, and meanwhile to greet Him who gives his holy body and precious blood for us to eat and drink in the holy supper. Two hymn stanzas below, selected from the first hymnal of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, address all three aspe...
Why Christians Don't Tithe
on December 18th, 2020
Shared from Christian Stewardship Network. Even though I didn't fully understand it, the tithe concept always made sense to me. I figured a church has expenses to operate, and the tithe is how God planned to provide for them. I also saw this as an example in Scripture, and it seemed reasonable to me, so I started tithing, and I haven’t stopped.
Respect Life Month
on September 24th, 2020
From Pastor Becker’s heart to yours…..For some time, October has been observed in the body of Christ as Respect Life Month. I remember the joy and excitement I experienced upon discovering 25 years ago at a Fall Pastor’s Conference in Pigeon Forge, a copy of The Gospel of Life by Pope John Paul II (Three Rivers Press, April 17, 1995). I took it as a sign of hope that if more Christian leaders sp...
A New Hymn
on July 19th, 2020
The 175th anniversary of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana inspires a new hymn by Pastor Paul Becker, set to the tune "Reuter."
For the Great 50 Days of Easter!
on May 3rd, 2020
"This is the Pascha of our salvation: this is the One who in many people endured many things. This is the one who was murdered in Abel, tied up in Issac, exiled in Jacob, sold in Joseph, Exposed in Moses, slaughtered in the lamb, hunted down in David, Dishonored in the Prophets.
Call your Pastor!
on May 3rd, 2020
Your Pastor is involved in much of your life. He is there when you are baptized and granted the new life of salvation in Jesus. He is there each week preaching the Word of God leading you to a life of repentance and toward a confidence in Christ’s redeeming work.