Monday, January 16, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/15/2017, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany A


Second Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


It is too light a thing, God says, that you should save yourselves. Instead, through you I will bring salvation to the ends of the earth. As we prepared for our annual congregational meeting following worship today, this powerful message to God's people in Isaiah has much to say about the year we experienced in 2016 and what 2017 will hold for Lutheran Church of the Savior. 


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/8/2017, Baptism of Our Lord A


Baptism of Our Lord A, Lectionary Year A


Do you remember your baptism? Many people don't. Jesus remembers his baptism, and Jesus remembers your baptism as well. 

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sermons Audio: 12/24/2016 Christmas Eve and 1/1/17 Name of Jesus


Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve, Lectionary Year A


Two sermons, a week apart, on mostly the same Gospel story and thus similar in theme: the birth of Jesus is the incarnation of God among us. What does this mean?

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Sermon Audio 12/11/2016, Third Sunday of Advent A


Third Sunday of Advent, Lectionary Year A


Today's guest preacher is Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence of the North West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA. The sermon ends with the preacher's rendition of Jackson Browne's "The Rebel Jesus," with the preacher's father on piano and her husband on percussion and backing vocals. 

Apologies for the poor quality of the music recording; it was just my phone on my music stand, which is why the drum is entirely too loud in the mix. And the viola is mostly lost. 


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Monday, December 5, 2016

Sermon Audio 12/4/2016, Second Sunday of Advent A


Second Sunday of Advent, Lectionary Year A


John the Baptist helps us see how repentance leads to Advent hope, and Isaiah shows us just what it is we are hoping for. 


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sermon Audio 11/27/2016 First Sunday of Advent A


First Sunday of Advent, Lectionary Year A


As we begin a new year in the church, we await Jesus' return. How do we wait? More specifically, how do we follow Jesus while we wait? 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sermon Audio 11/23/2016, Thanksgiving C


Thanksgiving, Lectionary Year C


Our annual Thanksgiving Eve worship is an opportunity to reflect on what God has done for us and on how we live out our thanks to God. This lesson from Deuteronomy offers a ritual and a profession of faith to use when God's people give thanks for all God has done for us.


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