Looking Forward to Sunday and Other Issues Etc Interviews with Rev. David H. Petersen and Rev. Michael Frese

A resource to prepare you for this Sunday’s Divine Service.

Historic Lectionary




Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)

Populus Zion (Advent 2)

Gaudete (Advent 3)

Rorate Coeli (Advent 4)  (Pr Petersen)

Rorate Coeli (Advent 4)  (Pr Frese)




The Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve)

The Nativity of our Lord (Christmas)

Christmas 1

Christmas 2


Epiphany 1

Epiphany 2

Epiphany 3

Epiphany 4














Ash Wednesday

Invocabit (1st Sunday in Lent)

Reminiscere (2nd Sunday in Lent)  

Oculi (3rd Sunday in Lent)

Laetare (4th Sunday in Lent)

Judica (5th Sunday in Lent)

Palm Sunday    







The Resurrection of Our Lord

Quasimodo Geniti (Second Sunday of Easter)

Misericordias Domini (Third Sunday of Easter)

Jubilate (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

Cantate (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Rogate (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Exaudi (Seventh Sunday of Easter)








The Day of Pentecost

The Holy Trinity

First Sunday After Trinity  

Second Sunday After Trinity

Third Sunday After Trinity

Fourth Sunday After Trinity

Fifth Sunday After Trinity

Sixth Sunday After Trinity

Seventh Sunday After Trinity

Eighth Sunday After Trinity

Ninth Sunday After Trinity

Tenth Sunday After Trinity

Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

Twelfth Sunday After Trinity

Thirteenth Day After Trinity

Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity












Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity

Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

Twentieth Sunday After Trinity

Twenty-first Sunday After Trinity

Twenty-second Sunday After Trinity

Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity

Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity

Twenty-fifth Sunday After Trinity

Second to Last Sunday of the Church Year


Last Sunday of the Church Year

Feast Days

St. Andrew, Apostle

St. Thomas, Apostle

St. Stephen, Martyr

St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Eve of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus

The Confession of St. Peter

St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

The Conversion of St. Paul

St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor

The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

St. Matthias, Apostle

St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

The Annunciation of Our Lord

St. Mark, Evangelist

St. Philip and St. James, Apostles

St. Barnabas, Apostle

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

The Visitation

St. Mary Magdalene

St. James the Elder, Apostle

St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord

St. Bartholomew, Apostle

The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

Holy Cross Day

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

St. Michael and All Angels

St. Luke, Evangelist

St. James of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr

St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles

Reformation Day

All Saints’ Day’

Other Interviews with Pr Petersen

The Lutheran Marriage Rite

Reverence in Worship

Lenten Preaching

The Gospel of John, 1:19-3:36

Pastoral Thoughts on the Charleston Church Shooting

Christian Liturgy and the Results of Vatican II 

The Season of Advent

Preaching God’s Law

A New Survey on the Rise of Informality in Worship

The Devil and His Lies Part 1

The Devil and His Lies Part 2 

Spirit-Filled Preaching

Are Christians Sheep

Responding to Reasons for Not Going to Church

Displaying Crucifixes



How is the Good Shepherd Good?

What Confessionals Can Learn from Missionals


Why Children are Good for Families

St. Augustine and His Mother Monica

John 16:5-15 He Will Guide You Into All Truth

The Fairytale View of Weddings and Marriage

Style as Substance

What Luther’s “Best Construction” Does and Doesn’t Mean

Love and Marriage


Simultaneously Saint and Sinner

Preaching and Commandment to Love Your Neighbor

Private Confession and Absolution

What it Means to be a Sinner

Making the Sign of the Cross

The Smalcald Articles

Fourth Century Emperor Constantine and His Mother Helena

The Trinity


Fourth Century of Bishop of Myra Saint Nicholas

Parenting and Pastoral Care for Children with Special Needs and Their Families

Learning God’s Word by Heart

Biblical Friendship

Guilt and Shame