Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30-31) What must I do to be saved? That is the seminal question in Jesus’ Kingdom, The Church. There are many who … More What Must I Do?
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” (Mark 10:45a) A lot of things have changed recently. We have seen pandemic, rioting, and peaceful protest. Some of us are not able to gather together in church to be served by God, so God serves them online. We have seen changes. … More God’s Service
What a joyous occasion! We have once again been given permission to meet together at church! June 7th at 10:00 AM will be our first chance to celebrate Divine Service together as a Christian family in many weeks! I look forward to seeing many faces once again, but feel that I should remind those of you … More A Grand Reopening
Adult Bible Study will be held tomorrow, Sunday at 8:30 AM. We will follow that with Divine Service at 10:00 AM. Here is the link for both: https://webconferencing.cuchicago.edu/witte hope to see you there!
I know that many of you are looking forward to things getting back to normal. This period of social distancing is hard and scary. I want things to settle down as well. However, I question whether there will be normal again. The 1918 flu pandemic lasted into 1919. That pandemic killed 675,000 Americans. The people … More A New Thing
We have been shut in. I know it has been difficult. It is hard not to be able to see all of the people that you care about. It is hard when our routines are changed through no fault of our own. It is hard when we have to gather in new ways. But this … More At Peace.
Maundy Thursday Service will be Thursday the 9th at 7:00 PM. Good Friday Service is Friday the 10th at 7:00 PM. Easter Sunday Service for The Resurrection of our Lord is Sunday the 12th at 10:00 AM All of these services will stream live here: https://webconferencing.cuchicago.edu/witte If you miss one our archive is here: https://faithlutheranbv.wordpress.com/online-services-at-faith/ … More Special Service Schedule
As you all know, Easter is coming up fast. It is Palm Sunday on the 5th and then Holy Week and onward to Easter Sunday on the 12th. Normally this time would involve gathering at Faith, enjoying other’s company and celebrating together. We would eat breakfast and greet each other with, “Christ is risen, He is … More Tie a Red Ribbon
In a monarchy the king’s death is often memorialized with the words, “the king is dead, long live the king!” This reminds people of the continuity of the monarchy. One king is dead but the king lives on, in his heir. I drove by a Christian congregation the other day, and it had a sign … More The Church Goes On.
Here is a link to Service for The Fifth Sunday in Lent. Hope you are all keeping safe and remembering that God is with you. Go in peace! https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/25110d37157e49c48d71a5d0cb900d50