LMC General News

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Into All the World

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A Note From Pastor

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Luther Said...

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University Student Center News

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International Student News

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We invite you to come and receive God's gifts in Jesus Christ!




Divine Service

Sundays - 9:00a

Mondays - 7:00p  


Bible Study &
Sunday School

Sundays - 10:45a


Wednesdays - 8:30a


Upcoming Service



Ash Wednesday

Divine Service

March 1st - 6:30p


Evening Prayer

Wednesdays During Lent

Supper - 5:30p

Service - 6:30p


LCMS-U Spring Presentation: Does Science Preclude Miracles?

Does Science Preclude Miracles? Miracles & The Laws of Nature (PDF)

Dr. Angus Menuge - Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin

Thursday, February 7 6:30 PM

Alumni Fireside Lounge

UWM Student Union.

 Does Science Preclude Miracles


ISM Scholarship *APPLY NOW!*

The International Student Ministry (ISM) of Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is offering a scholarship opportunity:

Two (2) $300 scholarships will be made available to LCMS undergraduate students attending UW-Milwaukee, Concordia University Wisconsin OR other Milwaukee area college or university in the fall of 2015.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity to learn about and volunteer in Christian outreach efforts to those from other lands (see ISM Scholarship application for more details).


TEXTS: MATTHEW 4:12-25/ISAIAH 9:1-4/1 COR. 1:10—18
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. From that time Jesus began to preach. It was a dark time! John had been handed over. John – whose own coming was foretold - who announced the Mightier One – who participated with Jesus in fulfilling all righteousness – was arrested and imprisoned. It was a dark time. John had been handed over.

It was considered a dark region. He withdrew into Galilee. And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali. This was a region on the other side of the Jordan – far away from Jerusalem and the Temple – Galilee of the Gentiles. At the time of Isaiah it was devastated by the Assyrian army. There was delusion and the refusal to acknowledge that their deepest problem was spiritual and not political. Even in Jesus’ day it was considered a region of darkness – in the shadows – a place of no account. It was the Northern end of the Holy Land – bordering pagan nations – influenced heavily by pagan practices. Of that despised region – what the prophet Isaiah had spoken is now fulfilled – “the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those sitting in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”  Why is this true?  Because - from that time Jesus began to preach!


1st Sunday in Advent - November 27th, 2016

Behold, Your King Comes Humble in Heart!
1st Sunday in Advent - November 27th, 2016
Text: Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 21:1-11
Vicar Jonathan P. Jennings

In the name of Jesus, Amen!

Today, we start the beginning of a new church year. Looking at the date, you’ll quickly notice the church year and the calendar year aren’t in sync with one another. In fact, they aren’t even close. Before we hang up our new 2017 calendars, we still have another 35 [34] days to go. If you stop and think about it, how wonderful it is that these two calendars aren’t in line!  This further reveals to us that the church is intended to be set apart from the world. The church year isn’t based off of the orbit of the earth around the sun, but revolves around the Son of God, his incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and second coming.

So it is we begin a new year with Matthew’s account of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Have you wondered why?  Why do we begin the year with what’s known as a prominent Passion Week event, an event that occurs toward the end of Christ’s life? Hearing this we would assume the text in the coming weeks would focus on Christ’s passion, not necessarily His conception and birth. Yet today, the first Sunday of the church year, we have Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. So, why?

Advent isn’t a season of Christian make-believe during which we pretend that we’re back in the centuries before Christ, hopefully awaiting and pleading for the Messiah to come as Deliverer and Savior as Israel once waited. Instead during Advent, we remember that Jesus has come and conquered. We look to the end of all time, and pray for the completed accomplishment of his redemptive act. Thus, we begin this season of Advent with eager expectation for behold, your King comes to you, humble and mounted on a donkey.


The humbleness of Jesus can’t be defined by modern definitions. While you could certainly use words such as modest, not arrogant or proud to describe His humbleness, this isn’t how the gospels define it. In fact, nowhere in the Gospels is this term used except in reference to Christ Himself and only through Him give as a blessing to others!  He is the humble one who is blessed (Matt. 5:5). He is the one humble in heart in whom you will find rest for your soul (Matt. 11:29). Jesus isn’t humble because He rides a pack animal into Jerusalem. Jesus is humble because He Himself is humble at heart. He is set on doing the will of the Father. The donkey is only a visible manifestation of this humbleness.  

Advent III

Advent III — 11 December 2016
Matthew 11:2-15
The Rev. Dr. Jason D. Lane


HE WHO HAS EARS, LET HIM HEAR! God the Father spoke through the Prophet Malachi to His Son before His Son became flesh: BEHOLD, I AM SENDING MY MESSENGER BEFORE YOUR FACE, WHO WILL PAVE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU….God the Father says to His Son: BEHOLD, I WILL SEND YOU ELIJAH THE PROPHET BEFORE THAT GREAT AND AWESOME DAY, WHEN THE LORD COMES. He said: This Elijah WILL TURN THE HEARTS OF FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN AND THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS, LEST I COME AND STRIKE THE LAND WITH A DECREE OF UTTER DESTRUCTION. That’s how the Old Testament ends. These are the last words of God before 450 years of divine silence. The coming Elijah was the last promise to ring in Israel’s ears. And so, all Israel waited for the one who had been caught up into heaven in a whirlwind to come again and prepare the way of the Lord.



MATTHEW 18:21-35; PHIL. 1:3-11; MICAH 6:6-8
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center…Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.

You wicked servant…should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?  And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers until he should pay all his debt. His debt was unpayable. The tortuous imprisonment Jesus speaks of here is eternal punishment – hell. Hell is a seriously avoided thought in our culture of death. Halloween decorations which purport to show corpses on the move or to humorously or gruesomely picture the realm of death largely mock what Jesus teaches here and elsewhere. People also much more readily speak of “hell on earth” than truly contemplating facing hell after death. In man’s expression, of course, the suffering will end. In the suffering of hell after this life it will not end.

Mormons try to oppose the horror of what Jesus taught by inventing a second chance after death. Jehovah’s Witnesses and some in pop-Christianity seek to replace hell with annihilation – simply going out of existence. Whether by fire that does not go out, or weeping in outer darkness or unending imprisonment, Jesus does not teach non-existence. He clearly teaches the reality of hell. In fact His mission can never be understood without the punishment of death and hell.

That brings us to Peter’s haunting question of accountability. “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?  How often will my spouse – my child – my parent - my pastor – my fellow member – my friend - sin against me and I forgive him?  You see injury to others is inevitable in this life. Dr. Luther used some humor in making this point about causing harm or doing damage in external relations. He did so by noting how we even damage ourselves - inadvertently biting our own tongues or accidentally scratching our eyes (WLS – 1583). Adam’s sin so deeply poisons us that we do hurt others and others do hurt us. Sometimes this happens proudly and purposely as hearts seek to control others and put them in their place. Sometimes it happens unknowingly.


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Divine Service
Sundays @ 9:00am
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Bible Study
& Sunday School
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Wednesdays @ 8:30am