Six Chief Parts

Issue 29

Finally, what does reverence look like? Does it wear shoes? Does it require a man to wear a long strand of fabric around his neck? Does it insist that women wear hats upon their heads? Do men have to put a razor to their face or should they let their beards grow long?

What is reverence? Is it an individual decision; is it dictated by cultural norms, or does it transcend both the will of the one and the many?

What is reverence? Is it our effort to please God and to win his favor? Is reverence an attempt to gain acceptance from the people around us?


Reverence is tied to the culture but it is a matter of the heart. It is also true that there is an aspect of it that transcends the will and the culture.

Reverence is a response to the good news that we, who do not belong in the presence of God, have been made children of God and heirs of his kingdom through the blood-bought forgiveness of our sins.

Reverence is awe and gratitude over what God has done for us through the sending of his beloved Son.

Reverence is showing a humility and modesty in God’s presence that is eager to boast in Christ alone.

Reverence does not want to be a distraction.

Reverence wants everyone to see that God is present in Christ and that Christ is present in His Word and Sacrament.

Camp Connect Postponed

Unfortunately, due to ongoing risks with the pandemic our, 2021 Camp Connect will be postponed. We hope to be with our friends at Jacob’s Village soon.

Theological Leftovers: What do I need God for?

While most of us can probably agree that we need God, we might find ourselves disagreeing about why we need God. This afternoon offers a few quick thoughts for you to consider.

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Men’s Gathering
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021

This year’s retreat topic is:


So often “love” is a club used against Christians for being unloving to some politically favored group of people. What does “love” actually mean in the Bible, and why is the Bible so practical and concrete about our duty of love? We will look at how the Scriptures describe love and how that’s spelled out especially in our homes and in our congregations. We will see how the Scripture’s teaching on love is the polar opposite of the culture’s and the media’s teaching on love.

If you are interested in attending the Men's Gathering this fall at Camp Lakeview, please get in touch with Adam Westrick

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Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Today's readings are: Isaiah 29:17-24, Psalm 146, 2 Corinthians 3:4-11, Mark 7:31-37

The Introit is Psalm 68:1, 2, 7a, 10b, 19; antiphon: Psalm 68: 5b, 6a, 35b

The Collect of the Day
Almighty and merciful God, by Your gift alone Your faithful people render true and laudable service. Help us steadfastly to live in this life according to Your promises and finally attain Your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The daily readings for this week are: August 22: 1 Kings 2:1–27; 1 Cor. 13:1–13; 23: 1 Kings 3:1–15; 2 Cor. 1:1–22; 24: 1 Kings 5:1–18; 2 Cor. 1:23–2:17; 25: 1 Kings 7:51–8:21; 2 Cor. 3:1–18; 26: 1 Kings 8:22–30, 46–63; 2 Cor. 4:1–18; 27: 1 Kings 9:1–9; 10:1–13; 2 Cor. 5:1–21; 28: 1 Kings 11:1–26; 2 Cor. 6:1–18.

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