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I also think it is significant that the Lord’s Day, the Third Day in which He rose again from the dead, is the 1st day of the week, NOT MONDAY! First things first to properly put into peace, not craziness, the work week: His Word of Law and Promise.

Concordia and Koinonia

Indeed, how did ‘our‘ Sundays get so crazy?!  This article in the 8/28/11 Parade magazine has  7 or so steps you can do to “take back YOUR weekend” (emphases my own).  The article points out that so many activities and chores are shoved into Saturday and Sunday. ‘Church’ is even listed at the end of the list as one of the activities. And of course, that is the last mention of ‘church’ in the article.

This article points to  the 3rd Commandment:

Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

In his teaching on the Commandment, Martin Luther says that the general worker needs a day of rest, but that’s all it becomes.  Even worse for all sorts of folks who, “…sin against this commandment who grossly misuse and desecrate the holy day, as those who on account of their greed or frivolity neglect to hear God’s Word…

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