Sermons

1st Sunday in Advent

December 1, 2019
Jeremiah, a prophet, was born during King Josiah’s reign in the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived during the darkest time of history when Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon (modern-day Iraq)…

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

November 17, 2019
The Prophet Isaiah passionately called God his beloved because God lived in delight with the humble.  So then, asked the Prophet Isaiah, how could Israel/the people of God fail to…

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

November 10, 2019
Hosea prophesied in the northern kingdom of Israel between about 745-722 BC.  His family life symbolized God's relationship to his people.  The book of Hosea tells how Hosea married a…

All Saints Sunday

November 3, 2019
This week, our sacred word is "Saint." Saint has different meanings depending on its context and religious denomination in which it is spoken.  Martin Luther says that we are all…

Reformation Sunday

October 27, 2019
This week’s sacred word is “grace.”  This word is what makes us Lutheran Protestant Christians.  It is the foundation of the Reformation and why we are a Church that is…

19th Sunday after Pentecost

October 20, 2019

18th Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2019
For some of us, “pain” and “brokenness” are sacred words.  They are words that we experience daily or in waves of grief, loneliness, or despair.  So what does it mean…

17th Sunday after Pentecost

October 6, 2019
The definition of disillusionment is “a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.”  When Jesus entered the city…

16th Sunday after Pentecost

September 29, 2019
Often, we don't think of the words "yes" and "no" as sacred words. Some members at the Church at Corinth accused the Apostle of Paul of waffling – of saying…
"King Hezekiah was a well-intentioned, righteous man and the ruler of Judah.  During his reign, he enacted reforms to preserve the temple worship in Jerusalem and helped people discover the…
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