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Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m. (Shortened)

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I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

+ In the Name of Jesus + Job 19:23–27 I Know that My Redeemer Lives! Easter Day March 30, 2024 Job lost everything. That’s pretty much the story of Job. As a great test of faith—a temptation allowed by God’s hand—Job lost everything. All his wealth—in those days wealth wasn’t measured in dollars, pounds, euros…

Catechism Lesson on Holy Communion

+In the Name of Jesus + Catechism Lesson on Holy Communion March 28, 2024 In 1529 Martin Luther had several things going on. Early in the year, he was working on a catechism for the instruction of children. Late in the year he was meeting with Ulrich Zwingli from Switzerland to talk about the Lord’s…

Repent for the Kingdom of God is Near.

+ In the Name of Jesus + Repent for the Kingdom of God is Near. Sermon on Mark 1:14-20 for Epiphany 3, B January 21, 2024 Today’s Gospel begins with the words, “John was put in prison.”  Of course, Mark is talking about John the Baptist. We remember John’s work and preaching from the Advent…

It’s About Time

+ In the Name of Jesus + It’s About Time Sermon on Isaiah 51:1–6, James 4:13–17, Luke 12:13–21, Psalm 90 for New Year’s Eve December 31, 2023 I heard someone say it in the last week. “Christmas already? Where did the time go?” You know the answer. It goes where it always went. The clock…

Three Christmas Lessons

+ In the Name of Jesus + Three Christmas Lessons Sermon on Luke 2:22–40 for Christmas 1, B December 31, 2023 In most Christmas movies, there is a main character, and that character either learns a valuable lesson, or the story tries to teach us a lesson with what the character goes through. A Christmas…

“What Child Is This?” Sermon on Luke 1:26-38

+ In the Name of Jesus + “What Child Is This?” Sermon on Luke 1:26-38 for Advent 4, B December 24, 2023 Today is unique. It is both the Fourth Sunday in Advent and Christmas Eve. Since we have two Christmas Eve services and a Christmas Day service, it makes sense to keep the Advent…

Christ’s Coming Brings a Call to Prepare

+ In the Name of Jesus + Christ’s Coming Brings a Call to Prepare Sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11 for Advent 2 (B) December 10, 2023 What does the word “comfort” bring to mind? Maybe a mattress or a reclining chair… that’s the light side of comfort. Sometimes after severe illness, doctors talk about hospice care…

The Son of the Living God Makes Us Temples of the Living God

+ In the Name of Jesus + The Son of the Living God Makes Us Temples of the Living God. Matthew 16:13-20 Pentecost 13 (Pr 16A) August 27, 2023 Amen. Matthew 16:13–20       13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14They…

God is with you! God is for you!

+ In the Name of Jesus + God is with you! God is for you! 1 Kings 19:9-18 Pentecost 11 (Pr 14A) August 13, 2023 Elijah had a problem. And it wasn’t the problem he thought he had. We know the problem that was on his mind… we heard Elijah recite this short paragraph twice:…

A Mixed Field; a Final Harvest

A Mixed Field; a Final Harvest Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Gospel, Proper 11, A July 20-23, 2023 Dear brothers and sisters, Amen. Matthew 13:24–30,36–43 24Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the…

The Compassion of Jesus Moves the Ministry

+ In the Name of Jesus + The Compassion of Jesus Moves the Ministry Sermon on Matthew 9:35—10:8 for Pentecost 3 (Proper 6) June 15-19, 2023 Amen. Matthew 9:35—10:8 35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When…

Don’t Be Surprised.

+ In the Name of Jesus + Don’t Be Surprised. Be Humble. Be Calm. Be Watchful. Sermon on 1 Peter 4:12–17; 5:6-11 for Easter 7 May 19-21, 2023 Don’t Be Surprised. Be Humble. 1. We have been given a gift with that name, “Christian.” So, Peter says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that…

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