Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.
Below you will find a link to an article on The Federalist about an incident at Rocklin Academy that took place earlier this week. Rocklin Academy is a few hundred yards from Holy Cross. The article does a good job of bringing the issue into a broader context. I hope you will consider reading this article, and also attending the seminar we are co-hosting in a few weeks, Do We Matter.
From Pastor Peperkorn
A DOXOLOGY Insight Seminar at
Trinity Lutheran Church
1500 27th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Join us for a day of reflection about what it means to be the Christian Church in an age of too much information. We we cover topics including culture and modernity, virtue, the family and sexuality, mission in the twenty-first century, and more. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
There is no cost for the event. We are suggesting a free-will offering of $20.
Lay leaders, pastors, college students, and anyone who is interested in the identity of the Church today.
The Rev. Dr. Harold L. Senkbeil is the executive director of DOXOLOGY, has served as a parish pastor for over thirty years, and retired as an associate professor of pastoral theology from Concordia Theology Seminary. He was also the long time pastor at Elm Grove Lutheran Church in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of books, including Sanctification: Christ in Action (NPH, 1989) and Dying to Live: the power of forgiveness (CPH, 1994).
The Rev. Dr. Lucas V. Woodford is a graduate of Concordia University St. Paul and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div. and S.T.M., 2003), His first call was to First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and he has served as Senior Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church and School, Mayer, Minnesota since November of 2005. He holds the D.Min. in Christian Outreach from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne (2011). His project dissertation was published as Great Commission, Great Confusion, or Great Confession? (Wipf & Stock, 2012).
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
10:30 a.m. First Session – Cultural Trends and Faithful Mission (Senkbeil)
11:30 a.m. Second Session – Family Virtue and Sexuality (Woodford)
12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m. Third Session – Church and Mission in Light of the Third Article (Senkbeil/Woodford)
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion – Mission and Ministry Today, Bringing it Home
3:45 p.m. Closing Prayers
If there is no street parking available, the N Street Garage is right around the corner. The address is 2701 N St, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 1500 27th St., Sacramento, CA 95816. The church office is 916-456-8701.
This seminar is co-hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Sacramento, and Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin
Why do we worship the way we do? Where do all the sights, sounds, smells, and things that we do come from? How come our worship practices are so different from Adventure down the road, or even many other Lutheran churches today? And do we learn any of these things in the bible, or are they simply tradition that we receive from our parents and their parents?
These questions and more will be address in our special fall bible study: The Liturgy, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. In this video series, led by renowned scholar and pastor, Dr. Arthur Just, we will explore the Old Testament roots of worship, how the early church adapted what they had received, and where all of this fits into our worship practices today.
I hope you will join us, bring your questions, and let’s try to answer them together and learn more of who we are in Christ and what great gifts our Lord brings to us every Sunday!
Classes begin on Sunday, September 11th at 9:15 in the morning. See you there!