Immanuel Lutheran Church

 

3000 West Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 345-8090

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Missouri Synod

Hearing Loss

Greetings to all, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” Psalm 100:1. Noises and sounds surround us at all times, every day, everywhere at work, at school and at home. This month of May, we will be outside more and exposed to more sounds, so let’s focus on what effects noise has on our ears and hearing. Sound is “vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid, liquid, or gas with frequencies in the approximate range of 20-20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing (www.thefreedictionary.com). Noise is “a sound that is loud, unpleasant, unexpected or undesired” (www.thefreedictionary.com). The human ear hears frequencies of 250 hertz to 8000 hertz, with the greatest

500th Anniversary of Reformation--District Worship Event Coming

On All Saints Day in 1517, Martin Luther publicly posted what we now call “The 95 Theses.” These “topics for debate” were intended to confront the “selling” of indulgences. An Indulgence was the relief of the temporal consequences of sin but not for the forgiveness of sin itself. Pope Leo X had given approval for a “full” indulgence of sin given in exchange for contributions to the building of St. Peter’s in Rome. However, to make the Indulgence more desirable, Johann Tetzel, acting under the authority of Albert, the Archbishop of Mainz, falsely sold indulgences as a means of securing the individual’s release from purgatory or the release of a dead loved one. The burden of these ambitions f