St. Paul’s, Wimbledon & Kensal • Our Savior, Pettibone • Redeemer, Woodworth

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History of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Kensal

1905 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kensal was formed.  The first officers were: Chairman Fritz Foerster; Treasurer Ernest Frenzel; Secretary Gustav Gunther 1906 - Adolph Semke offered land on which to build a country church.  A building 24 × 40 feet was built by LaQua at a cost of $1260 1907 - The first confirmation class was confirmed 1914 - Kensal and Bordulac formed a parish.  The first parsonage was a house now occupied by Todd Kollman 1922 - The services were discontinued in the country church and the Congregational Church in Kensal was rented until 1926 1926 -...

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The Deaf Hear And The Mute Speak

In the seventh chapter of Mark’s gospel, Jesus heals a deaf and mute man.  Is he the only person healed in this story?  No.  Notice the reaction of the people who see the result of this miracle: they keep telling others about it, even though Jesus tells them to not do so.  Why does Jesus not want them to tell anyone?  Jesus comes into the sinful world to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world, not just to perform miracles.  When people see Jesus perform miracles without knowing why, they may get the wrong...

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