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  • Originally posted by Faith1960 View Post

    Ok, I’ll do that. They do have coffee and something to eat, donuts I think. Are they free or should I be carrying more money?
    I’m a little shy but I can’t wait for the pastor and other staff member I know to come up and talk to me all the time so I’ll talk to people. At the beginning of the service, the pastor tells everyone to greet other members (or are they called parishioners?) and everybody has been very kind and welcoming to me.
    it’s kind of like the Catholic version of the sign of peace, but people at the LCMS are friendlier, less reserved.
    The Catholic Church I’m coming from only has coffee and donuts occasionally and has less opportunities to meet people.
    They are free at all the churches I've attended but I really can't speak for any church. This is something they could differ on around the world. It isn't in the Book of Concord. lol
    Mark 9:24 Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

    “Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things,
    but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.” ― Martin Luther


    Muretus "Call no man worthless for whom Christ died!"

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    • Does the LCMS get ashes on Ash Wednesday? Do Lutherans abstain from eating meat during Lent? Do they get blessed palms for Palm Sunday?

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      • Originally posted by Faith1960 View Post

        I take it you don’t like the UCC?
        I'd tolerate liberal theology on an as need basis as Thekla indicated earlier. I haven't been to a related church to the UCC, but from the sound of it it would likely not be on my list today. I would like likely attend a Reformed Anglican or liberal Lutheran community with the Sacraments before UCC.
        1Co 1:30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
        1Co 1:31 so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

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        • Originally posted by Faith1960 View Post
          Does the LCMS get ashes on Ash Wednesday? Do Lutherans abstain from eating meat during Lent? Do they get blessed palms for Palm Sunday?
          This is something that is decided by the individual churches. My church gives Ashes on Ash Wednesday. We can eat meat during Lent, if you want to not eat meat you don't have to. It is your personal decision not the churches. We get palms on Palm Sunday but too is a churches decision, although all the Lutheran Churches around me have them.

          We were not told to do these things in the Bible. They were introduced for reasons in the early church. So, Lutherans can do them but it isn't a command of the church. None of the churches I knew used ashes until the 1980's. All the churches I know celebrated Palm Sunday with palms. I've always taken my palm and turned it into a cross after the service. I usually hang it in my kitchen as long as I can.
          Mark 9:24 Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

          “Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things,
          but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.” ― Martin Luther


          Muretus "Call no man worthless for whom Christ died!"

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          • Originally posted by Thekla View Post

            This is something that is decided by the individual churches. My church gives Ashes on Ash Wednesday. We can eat meat during Lent, if you want to not eat meat you don't have to. It is your personal decision not the churches. We get palms on Palm Sunday but too is a churches decision, although all the Lutheran Churches around me have them.

            We were not told to do these things in the Bible. They were introduced for reasons in the early church. So, Lutherans can do them but it isn't a command of the church. None of the churches I knew used ashes until the 1980's. All the churches I know celebrated Palm Sunday with palms. I've always taken my palm and turned it into a cross after the service. I usually hang it in my kitchen as long as I can.
            Once when we were in Florida there was a man sitting outside a restaraunt folding palms into crosses and selling them, or maybe just accepting donations.
            p.s. I posted a question in the Astronomy sub-forum, come on by.

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