Today in the Church Year

St. James of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr

As we remember St. James today, we read an excerpt from LifeLight: James and Jude—Leaders Guide about his upbringing and his authorship of the biblical book that carries his name.

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

In our devotion today, which comes from Concordia Pulpit Resources, we read about Jesus’ encounter with the Pharisees regarding whether they should pay taxes to Caesar.

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St. Luke, Evangelist

On this day when we celebrate St. Luke, we read a devotion taken from Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 2.

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Ignatius of Antioch, Pastor and Martyr

Today we read about the martyrdom of the first-century pastor Ignatius as discussed in The Church Through the Ages.

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday’s devotion focuses on the Old Testament Reading and comes from a sermon Luther preached on May 31, 1545, as printed in Luther’s Works, Volume 58 (Sermons V).

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Philip the Deacon

As we commemorate Philip today, we read a devotion from Commentary on Acts.

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Abraham

Our commemoration today is for the great patriarch Abraham, and we read a devotion adapted from Courageous Fathers of the Bible.

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today, we focus on the Gospel text and take our devotion from Portals of Prayer.

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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor

Today we read about the impact Muhlenberg made on American hymnody, and we take our devotion from God’s Song in a New Land: Lutheran Hymnals in America.

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

We focus today on the Gospel text and read a devotion from Proclaiming the Parables.

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Welcome to Today in the Church Year!

We hope that these posts will serve as a resource to your personal and family devotions as you grow in Christ and His Word.

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