The Ascension of our Lord

On the fortieth day after His resurrection, our Lord ascended to the right hand of the Father. But although Jesus is hidden from your eyes, He is not absent from you. For He now fills all things in heaven and on earth.

Pentecost

The word “Pentecost” comes from the Greek word pentekostos which means “fiftieth.” Exactly 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in the form of flames of fire.

Trinity Sunday

The Church continues to confess the confident truth that the triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — has given himself for our salvation.

2024 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music

Concordia University Nebraska: Seward, Neb. 800 N. Columbia Avenue, Seward, NE

Building on the theme “Songs of Deliverance: Psalms in the Great Congregation,” participants will be able to choose from a variety of sessions and workshops that address topics of interest to pastors, church musicians, interested laypersons, and many others.

Reformation Day

On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses — the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” — to the church door in a small city called Wittenberg, Germany. This ignited the Protestant Reformation, and thus the church officially commemorates this important anniversary on Oct. 31.

First Sunday in Advent

The season of Advent focuses on the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and this first Sunday establishes this theme for the rest of the season.

Second Sunday in Advent

Advent, a season of repentance, waiting and watching, looks forward in hope. Our Christian faith rests on the hope that Christ, who came in the flesh in history to accomplish our salvation, will also return in the same way to be our judge on the last day and bring us into eternal life.

Third Sunday in Advent

Advent, a season of repentance, waiting and watching, looks forward in hope. Our Christian faith rests on the hope that Christ, who came in the flesh in history to accomplish our salvation, will also return in the same way to be our judge on the last day and bring us into eternal life.

Fourth Sunday in Advent

The Fourth Sunday in Advent turns our attention toward the nativity of our Lord. With Mary, we await the coming of the Christ, her Son, conceived in her womb by the Spirit of God.

Christmas Day

The Festival of the Nativity of our Lord is the traditional way of saying Christmas Day, on which Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus.