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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.

Seven Christian Skills – #1 Prudence

 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 19:36-37) This week we turn our thoughts to the Christian skill which has classically been called “Prudence.”  This term is terrifically… Read more

Announcing Octoberfest – October 29th

Duane and Becca chat about the upcoming Octoberfest event on October 29th at Heritage Lutheran Church. They also introduce the Reformation Players who will be presenting the play, “Luther’s Pigtails,” at that event.

Introduction to 7 Christian Skills

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16) Today the word “Christian” is almost worthless.  It is a sad fact that the term has been wrenched from its original meaning and recast to mean something that is so universal, so all encompassing that it has lost… Read more

Faith in a Scientific Era

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) Does science conclusively show that God is unnecessary? Some people think so.  Many in our culture today use this as an excuse to ignore matters of faith.  But there are significant problems with these assumptions.  First, faith in God is not… Read more