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Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego

Here is a typical children’s sermon at Heritage Lutheran Church. Children’s sermons are coordinated with each week’s Sunday School Lesson in which we teach the stories of the Bible.  

Ten Ways to Pray: 1. Ritual Prayer

But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you. (Psalm 88:12) Ritual has an important part to play in our prayer lives.  Think about it.  We always use ritual to make sure important things get done.  We have a morning ritual that includes brushing our teeth, combing our hair, etc.  Those are things that need… Read more

Seven Christian Skills – #5 Love

 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”  (Luke 10:27) This week our focus is on the Christian skill of Love.  Why do we consider love a skill?  Most commonly we use the word, love, to talk about feelings.  Normally when we are talking about love we mean feelings of affection or desire.  But hardly… Read more

Seven Christian Skills – #4 Fortitude

 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. (Philippians 1:14) This week we look at the fourth of our seven Christian Skills.  Traditionally this skill (or virtue) has been called “Fortitude.”  The word, fortitude, is not in common use today, so… Read more

Seven Christian Skills – #3 Justice

 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.  (Matthew 14:20-21) Justice is something that nearly everyone thinks they understand.  And to a certain extent that is true.  But there is a… Read more

Luther’s Pigtails

HLC Youth present Luther’s Pigtails a one act play on the engagement of Martin and Katie Luther. Written by Marion H. Youngquist and published by Sola Publishing.  

Seven Christian skills – #2 Self-control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) This skill was once called Temperance, but that word has lost its original meaning, so we will talk about it here as self-control.  St. Paul identifies “self-control” as one of the fruits of the… Read more

Ernie and Church Woodwork

In this video Ernie Swier talks about his ministry of woodworking that had produced all of Heritage’s lovely furniture.