Monday, May 23, 2016

Sermon Audio 5/22/2016 Holy Trinity C


Holy Trinity Sunday, Lectionary Year C

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

A baptism on Holy Trinity provides the opportunity to think about God not in lofty theological terms, but in how God relates to us. An alternate translation of our Proverbs lesson, along with an assist from the repeated refrain of our Psalm (8), helps show us what God does for us in baptism.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Sermon Audio 5/15/2016, Day of Pentecost C


Day of Pentecost, Lectionary Year C



Pentecost may be the most exciting day of the church year. It's the day the Holy Spirit transforms the church, expanding the boundaries of what is possible and who is welcome. Today Lutheran Church of the Savior receives our Reconciling in Christ certificate, a proud moment that signals a challenging future. 


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Monday, May 9, 2016

Sermon Audio 5/8/2016, Seventh Sunday of Easter C


Seventh Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


The Tree of Life is a powerful biblical image of God's healing presence among God's people. How can this image shape our own congregation's ministry? 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Sermon Audio for Sunday 5/1/2016, Sixth Sunday of Easter C


John 14:23-29

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you." Special guest preacher Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, Assistant the the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is ideally suited to bring us  Good News from Jesus' declaration in today's reading from John's Gospel. And as ever, she does bring it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/24/2016, Fifth Sunday of Easter


Fifth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." Faithful and confounding and enormously talented, Prince has a lot to teach us about my very favorite thing in the Bible, the vision of the Holy City in Revelation. 


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/17/2016, Fourth Sunday of Easter C


Fourth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


Tabitha, AKA Dorcas, is the only woman in the New Testament to explicitly be called a disciple." This got me thinking about all the faithful women who follow Jesus at Lutheran Church of the Savior. 


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/10/2016, Third Sunday of Easter C


Third Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


"Follow me." With these words, Jesus invites Peter - and all of us - into new life. It may not be the life we expected. 


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