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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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The Glory and the Voice Both Say, “Listen to Him!”

Sermon on Luke 9:28–36 for Transfiguration (C), February 24-27, 2022 There is a difference between hearing and listening. The words are sometimes used interchangeably—even in different translations of the Bible. But I can see a distinction. Hearing is the sense. It’s the mechanics. Sound waves come into the outer ear, vibrate the eardrum, stimulate the…

God’s Power Gets Us Through

II Corinthians 12:7-10 6th Sunday after Epiphany 2/10/22; 2/11/22; 2/13/22 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   The eyes of many in the world right now are glued on the Olympics. World class athletes gather to compete in various events. Everyone has their favorite: speed skating, downhill skiing, figure skating, curling, bobsled just to name…

We Are Saved by God’s Name and Message

+ In the Name of Jesus + We Are Saved by God’s Name and Message 1. Faith Comes from Hearing The Message, 2. The Message Comes through the Word of Christ Sermon on Romans 10:12–17 for Epiphany 5C January 3-6, 2022 St. Paul had to be the hardest working person in the early church. In…

Jesus’ Endgame Is Supreme

Luke 4:16-30 3rd Sunday of Epiphany 1/20/22; 1/21/22; 1/23/22 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   Have any of you watched a movie or binge watched a TV series only to be disappointed in the end? The plot builds up all this excitement leaving you on the edge of your seat. The main character faces…

The Love of God…

The Love of God… 1. …is our root. 2. …is beyond measure. 3. …surpasses knowledge. 4. …fills and empowers us. Sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21 for Epiphany 2C, January 13-16, 2022 Right after Christmas one of my Facebook connections put up “Now all the Christmas junk comes down. Now all the Valentine’s junk goes up.”  …with…

God’s Gift To The World

I Kings 10:1-9 Epiphany 1/2/22 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   God’s gift to the world. Our theme for today is a common saying in the world. The meaning behind that phrase implies someone who is an extraordinary gift to mankind. Many people might use the phrase of our theme in describing the GOAT,…

Time of Grace. Time = Grace.

Sermon on Luke 13:6-9 for New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021 Please open your hymnals to page 286. One feature of our new book is that it has the Catechism in it—no proof passages like a Catechism book, but the commandments, creed, sacraments, Lord’s Prayer with explanation are all there. Look at the Fifth Commandment….

Behold the Glory of God

Sermon on Exodus 33:18-23; 34:5-7, Romans 8:31-32, John 1:1-18 for Christmas Day, December 25, 2021 “Glory” is a very important Christmas word, isn’t it? Last night we heard the Christmas Eve Gospel from Luke 2, that the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, “and the glory of the Lord shone round about them,…

A Treasure Worth Remembering

Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 12/24/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   A Kodak moment. A certain scenario or moment we just cannot pass up without taking a picture. For people who do not always carry a camera around waiting to snap the perfect picture or generations too young to know what camera…

We Do Not Fight Alone

II Kings 6:8-17 St. Michael & All Angels 9/23/21; 9/24/21; 9/26/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   We live in a dangerous world. We listen to the news hearing about violence happening all around. Countries posture against each other as a show of force. Senseless acts of violence take a life leaving sadness and…

Humiliation, Humility, and Humble Service

Sermon on Mark 9:30-37 for Pentecost 17 (Pr 20), September 16-19, 2021 Humiliation. Oh, that word brings many thoughts to mind—mostly painful memories.  We’ve all got them. For me, there’s the memory of being an awkward fifth grader. Phy Ed or “Gym class” was the new subject. I remember having problems remembering the rules of…

A Lesson in Underestimating and Overestimating Spiritual Power

Sermon on Mark 9:14-27 for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 12, 2021.   Dear conquerors through Christ, The college football season started last week.  Often, the very powerful school teams will schedule early season games with “lesser” opponents.  For instance, this weekend Wisconsin plays Eastern Michigan University, a smaller school with a not so…

Jesus Has Done Everything Well… …for You, Too!

It seems you can’t get away from it. You go to the doctor, and a week later you get a letter in the mail. “Please fill out this survey and tell us how we did.” Or Internet businesses. You buy something from eBay—an auction website, and you get a message “rate this seller.” Sometimes customer…

We Want To Grow

Matthew 18:1-5 Christian Education Sunday 8/26/21; 8/27/21; 8/29/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   I won’t grow up! This phrase appears over and over again in a song that Peter Pan and the Lost Boys sang to Wendy and her siblings when they first got to Neverland. This fun-loving group wanted to live in…

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