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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 15, 2020 +++ Issue 723         “The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast.” Zephaniah 1:14 ESV    Our biblical understanding of the “end-times” has a direct impact on our everyday living. Today, we hear how the “Day of the LORD” is coming soon. The imminent nature of…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 8, 2020 +++ Issue 722         “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 ESV  Our theme for the next several Sundays will be focused on a biblical “End-times” theology and its importance for our everyday living. Today, we read about “The Day of…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ November 1, 2020 +++ Issue 721         These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Revelations 7:14b ESV   Today is All Saints’ Day. Saint John’s vision in the book of Revelation gives us a…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 25, 2020 +++ Issue 720         For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.  Romans 3:28 ESV   During this month of October we have been exploring the Reformation themes that appear in the readings during this season. Today, we reflect on the concepts…

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        www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 18, 2020 +++ Issue 719     I am the Lord, and there is no other. Besides me there is no God!  Isaiah 45:5a   During the month of October we want to explore some of the Reformation themes that appear in the readings during this season. Today, we reflect on the concepts of…

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View this email in your browser       www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 11, 2020 +++ Issue 718     We will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. Further details can be found in the full edition of The Messenger through the link below.     Rejoice in the Lord always…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 4, 2020 +++ Issue 717     Though certain government restrictions are easing, we will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. Further details can be found in the full edition of The Messenger through the link below.     I press on toward the…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ October 4, 2020 +++ Issue 717     Though certain government restrictions are easing, we will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. Further details can be found in the full edition of The Messenger through the link below.     I press on toward the…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ September 20, 2020 +++ Issue 715     Though certain government restrictions are easing, we will not gather for worship at the sanctuary at this time. Please join the worship service online. The Executive Committee is meeting this week and announcements will follow regarding the potential for future in-person worship.     So the last will…

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        www.ilcseoul.org +++ September 13, 2020 +++ Issue 714     But God meant it for good. Genesis 50:20b ESV    Our identity in Christ as the forgiven and forgiving family of God has a lot to do with how we evaluate the events of our lives. Even the cruelest act ever, Jesus’ death on the cross,…

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        www.ilcseoul.org +++ September 6, 2020 +++ Issue 713     For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them. Matthew 18:20 ESV  Today is Education Sunday here at International Lutheran Church. We are gathered in the name of Jesus to give thanks to God for the teachers in our midst…

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            www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 30, 2020 +++ Issue 712     Let love be genuine… Romans 12:9ff ESV  Last week we saw how Paul’s talk about God ended in praise to God. Today, we focus on the implication of this theology of grace for our lives as followers of Jesus. Romans 12 and following is the…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 23, 2020 +++ Issue 711     Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33 ESV  Paul ends his theology of God in praise to God. As we gather this week in “the riches and wisdom and knowledge of…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 16, 2020 +++ Issue 710     But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.  Romans 11:6 ESV  With these words, Paul brings us back to the starting point. Grace is truly God’s action to show us and all people His…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 9, 2020 +++ Issue 709     So, faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 ESV    This week at International Lutheran Church we hear again God’s Word that calls us to faith in Him and sends us to share this Good News to all. He puts this Word in…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ August 2, 2020 +++ Issue 708     The children of the promise are counted as offspring.  Romans 9:8b ESV    Paul reminds us all that we who are in Christ are connected to Him through the promise that is God’s Word. Just as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were born of and in God’s promise, so we…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 26, 2020 +++ Issue 707     For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 19, 2020 +++ Issue 706     Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Romans 8:26a ESV  At times we can get a little weary of life’s trials and tribulations, and the road can feel long and arduous. We hear today, though, that we are not alone. Help has already come in the Spirit that…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 12, 2020 +++ Issue 705     But you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15b ESV  The Word of God does not return void and lifeless, but instead springs up and grows in ways that we would never have imagined. We see this in the words…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ July 5, 2020 +++ Issue 704     Oh, wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Romans 7:24 ESV  Have you ever felt trapped? Truly stuck with literally no way out of the situation that you are in? Today at International Lutheran Church, we address this very common experience…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 28, 2020 +++ Issue 703     So that you might belong to another.  Romans 7:4 ESV  Today at International Lutheran Church we celebrate “Sending Sunday.” Each year at this time we are blessed to send our members into His mission field with our prayers and blessing as some of them move to new…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 21, 2020 +++ Issue 702     But the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23b ESV  We are reading the New Testament book of Romans this summer at International Lutheran Church and exploring the depths of God’s gracious work in our lives. One theme that is repeated again…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 14, 2020 +++ Issue 701     For while we were still weak. Romans 5:6 ESV  This weekend at International Lutheran Church we confess our faith in God who gave His life for sinners at just the right moment. Over the summer months we will be reading the New Testament book of Romans and…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ June 7, 2020 +++ Issue 700     Holy, Holy, Holy! Today is Trinity Sunday! This weekend at International Lutheran Church we confess our Trinitarian faith in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – not three Gods but One God worshipped a glorified. This historic teaching or doctrine of the…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 31, 2020 +++ Issue 699     Come, oh Holy Spirit, come! Today is Pentecost! Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the “birthday” of the Church! Here at International Lutheran Church we are blessed to be a community similar to that of the first Pentecost congregation, made up of people…

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www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 24, 2020 +++ Issue 698 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!  Our Living Savior establishes and strengthens us to live each day in “Living Hope” knowing that we can “cast all (our) anxieties on Him, for He cares for (us)” (1 Peter 5:7 ESV)! This weekend at International Lutheran Church, our Lord willing, we will…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 17, 2020 +++ Issue 697       He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Our Living Hope is something that attracts the attention of those around us! Jesus is alive in our lives and this fact changes the very way in which we live and the relationships we have with others. Today, Peter reminds…

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    ILC SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUNDAY, MAY 24th CONCERNING A NEW "SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SERVICE" AND THE CONTINUED USE OF OUR PRERECORDED ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES IMPORTANT PREREGISTRATION DETAILS FOLLOW   The ILC Executive Council is aware of the growing need for us as a community to find a way to connect with one another in a socially responsible way for the further…

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www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 10, 2020 +++ Issue 696 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Our Easter hope is Our Living Hope. Jesus has rescued us from darkness (sin, death and the power of the devil) and brought us into His marvelous light (chosen, royal and holy people). Peter strengthens the brothers and sisters of Asia Minor and us with…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ May 3, 2020 +++ Issue 695       He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Easter is the continuous celebration that our Good Shepherd, Jesus, lives! His victory over sin, death and the devil is the truly gracious act that turns us back to Him and to His flock. During this Easter season here…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 26, 2020 +++ Issue 694       He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!  Easter is not just a one-day event, but rather the single event that changes every day! During this Easter season here at International Lutheran Church we have begun a new sermon series entitled Our Living Hope as we read through…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 19, 2020 +++ Issue 693       He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!  Easter is not a one-day event, but rather one event that changes every day! Today at International Lutheran Church we begin a new sermon series entitled Our Living Hope. We will be reading together the first letter of the…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 12, 2020 +++ Issue 692       He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!    Our Risen Savior meets Mary Magdalene in the garden with the words “Go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God’” (John 20:17). With these words…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ April 5, 2020 +++ Issue 691       Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.  John 12:24 While we may struggle to understand the purpose of some life events, especially those that involve pain…

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Hanson_Asia_Mar2020_4.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.       www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 29, 2020 +++ Issue 690       I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25 Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel lesson from John 11 awaken faith and hope in us at a critical moment in “Our Journey in Jesus.”  After a brief…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 22, 2020 +++ Issue 689       In today’s Gospel lesson from John 9, Jesus is “passing by.” He is on a journey together with his disciples, and yet He sees a man blind from birth.  While the disciples misinterpret the moment as an occasion to muse on a devastating ailment and its…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 15, 2020 +++ Issue 688       Give me a drink.  (John 4:7) With this simple request, a wearied Jesus addressed an unnamed woman next to Jacob’s well, in order to give to her and us the water that wells up to eternal life. A lot of journeys require a place to rest, recharge…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 8, 2020 +++ Issue 687       “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 may be the most well-known verse in the entire Bible, even committed to memory by many of us. What a welcome…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ March 1, 2020 +++ Issue 686       For he himself (Jesus) knew what was in man.  John 2:25b  Lent is a forty-day journey for us to contemplate our Savior’s passion – His heart in giving Himself for us. We begin our travels today with these words from John’s Gospel that remind us that Jesus…

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    FEBRUARY 26 ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING COVID-19 AND  SCHEDULE CHANGES   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings in Jesus – the Lord of Glory in whose arms we rest!   Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. We begin our forty-day journey in faith that our Savior’s cross and resurrection was for us and our salvation. This is…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 23, 2020 +++ Issue 685       Lord, it is good that we are here!  (Matthew 17:4)  We join Peter in saying these words as we celebrate the climax of the Epiphany season. Today, we see our Savior Jesus transfigured into His full Glory vicariously through the eyes of His disciples Peter, James…

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    Announcement concerning COVID-19   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings in Jesus – the Lord of Glory in whose Arms we rest! Tomorrow is the celebration of the Transfiguration of our Lord. We are praying that you are well and able to join us in worship. With the growing concerns of the recent local spreading of the…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 16, 2020 +++ Issue 684     “For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:9). With these words from Paul, we conclude our Epiphany sermon series on 1 Corinthians and our exploration of our “Calling in Christ.”  Please join us in growing together in our Epiphany calling as…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 9, 2020 +++ Issue 683     During this Epiphany season, we at ILC are exploring our calling and participation in Christ. God bless you as you live as His light and salt in the world today.                             International Lutheran Church 148 Hannam-daero…

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ February 2, 2020 +++ Issue 682                           International Lutheran Church 148 Hannam-daero Yongsan-gu Seoul, Korea 04417 +82.2.794.6274 ilcseoul.volunteer@gmail.com  Thank you for your patience as we adapt to this new newsletter style…       Copyright © 2020 International Lutheran Church, All rights reserved….

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      www.ilcseoul.org +++ January 26, 2020 +++ Issue 681   International Lutheran Church · 148 Hannam-daero · Seoul, Yongsan-gu 04417 · South Korea Hanson_Asia_Jan2020_3.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.

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HANSON FAMILY ON THEIR WAY TO KOREA VISIT MISSION CENTRAL!

It was one of those “FULL HOUSE DAYS” at the world famous Lord’s Mission Central here in the hills of Western Iowa!  One of those days that only God could have planned!  July 27th, 2019 was a day that many will not forget. The Honorable Missionary Family of Rev. Carl Hanson came to visit and speak to a HUGE group…