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  • Barthmans – Why We Belong to HLC (December 4, 2017)

    TJ and Natalie Barthman talk about why they belong to Heritage Lutheran Church with the help of their children.  

  • Seven Christian Skills – #5 Love (December 2, 2017)

     “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 (November 29, 2017)

     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 (November 11, 2017)

     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 (November 9, 2017)

    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.  

  • Ernie and Church Woodwork (October 25, 2017)

    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 (October 24, 2017)

     “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 (October 19, 2017)

    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 (October 7, 2017)

    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

  • Why Heritage? – Derrick and Rachel Keffeler (October 2, 2017)

    Derrick and Rachel Keffeler explain why they chose Heritage Lutheran Church for their family.

  • Faith in a Scientific Era (September 30, 2017)

    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

  • Full Maturity in the Word (September 23, 2017)

     And he gave … teachers to equip the saints … until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full maturity… (Ephesians 4:11-14) A nightmarish thought for parents is about some stranger luring their little children into danger by offering them candy.  At the same time, the thought… Read more

  • Christian Stewardship (September 18, 2017)

     “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. (Luke 12:35-36) It is easy to get confused about the nature of Christian stewardship.  Our tendency… Read more

  • We Came To Rome (September 9, 2017)

    There we found brothers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so, we came to Rome. (Acts 28:14) In Acts 28 Luke writes about the final leg of Paul’s amazing journey.  After lengthy travel on various missionary treks; after a fateful trip to a hostile Jerusalem with two years of imprisonment; and after a… Read more

  • Gifts of Grace (August 26, 2017)

     For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.  For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,  so we, though… Read more

  • Going on a Diet (July 29, 2017)

     “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.  Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”  (Daniel 1:12-13) Morgan Spurlock, an independent filmmaker produced a cult classic movie in 2004… Read more

  • Lutheran Confirmation (July 22, 2017)

    And Paul said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) It is a common problem in our culture to make religion about feeling and experience with little regard for knowledge and understanding.  It goes without saying… Read more

  • Aquila and Priscilla (July 15, 2017)

    After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.  And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. (Acts 18:1-2) Most people have little or no idea who Aquila and Priscilla were.  They are not the big-name characters in… Read more

  • Gospel Focus (July 6, 2017)

    When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” (Acts 16:27-28) The drama in these two verses from the book of Acts… Read more

  • Wait for the Lord (June 30, 2017)

    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14) Most of us are not very good at waiting. We want things to happen right now. We want to be able to establish the time and place when things are going to happen. We want to make things happen…. Read more

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