“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers – it is to him you shall listen…” “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Thank you for visiting! Would you please prayerfully considerContinue reading “Wrapping Up 2021 at UniLu”
Dear Friends in Christ, Governor Pritzker and other authorities have mandated that all students, staff, and faculty at the U of I, as well as people in certain other fields and industries, should be vaccinated against COVID-19. As your pastor and a shepherd of your souls, I have a word of exhortation and encouragement fromContinue reading “From Pastor: COVID Vaccines, Mandates, and Conscience”
Dear Friends in Christ, I hope this note finds you somewhere in the process of getting to your campus-area abode for the upcoming school year (or continuing to abide here). I mailed a letter out a bit over a week ago to whomever I had a mailing address for at the time. If you’ve notContinue reading “The Official 2021 Welcome”
Dear Friends in Christ, The time is at hand to make some changes to the COVID-19 precautions we’ve had in place at University Lutheran Church. I’m writing to convey my thoughts on the matter and to inform you as to what we will begin doing, effective immediately. If you have thoughts or comments on thisContinue reading “Adjustments to UniLu COVID-19 Precautions”
First and foremost, a blessed and merry Christmas from all the saints at University Lutheran to all of you. O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!
… Like everywhere else in the world (literally!), the year of our Lord 2020 was one for the record books here at UniLu.
My dear friends in Christ, What a joy it has been to be with you all this semester, in the Divine Service, in Bible Study, in prayer, and in our many wonderful activities and meals together. You are a gift of God to me. I have a couple things to say, and then further downContinue reading “Pastoral encouragement, an important survey, and late November UniLu info”
Dear Friends, Our brother in Christ, +William Schuh+, now rests from his labors. He fell asleep in Jesus last night, October 13, A.D. 2020, around 10:20 PM. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “thatContinue reading “+William Schuh+ now rests in Christ”
Dear Ones, You are loved by God. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” You are members of His family, born into it in your Baptism. As His children, we are privileged to cry out, “Abba, Father,” and He hears our prayers andContinue reading “New Restrictions, But Still Gathering”
UniLu has had, for many, many years, a whole bunch of yew bushes (see some of them in the picture above). As bushes tend to do, these yew bushes grew and grew. And they ended up a little too big and overgrown. So what to do? We decided that we needed to cut them out.Continue reading “Cutting, Grinding, and Chipping ‘20”
Dear Friends in Christ, At all times, especially in a pandemic, we Christians need one another’s fellowship, encouragement, companionship, and prayer. We at UniLu are committed to providing a safe environment in which all of you can receive Christ’s gifts and enjoy our life together in Him. Since we are also part of the UContinue reading “Fall Semester 2020 Plans at UniLu”