Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sermon Audio 3/19/2017: Guest Preacher Rev. Mike Kemper for LCS History Sunday


Fourth Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year A


Our guest preacher today is Rev. Mike Kemper, who served as the fourth called pastor of Lutheran Church of the Savior from 1994 to 2008. Our celebration of LCS history is the first part of our Pentecost Celebration of 50 years of ministry here, to be followed on April 30th by a celebration of the history of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (closed in 1995), and our final Pentecost Celebration on Sunday June 4th with Bishop Craig Satterlee preaching.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Sermon Audio 3/12/2017, Third Sunday of Lent A


Third Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


In today's first reading, God begins a  relationship with Abram and Sarai that will forever shape God's relationship with all of humanity. God's command to become an immigrant comes with some of the most important promises God has ever made.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Sermon Audio 3/5/2017, First Sunday of Lent A


First Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year A


Lent begins with the temptation of Jesus. Which of the three temptations is most tempting to you? As we look ahead to the end of Lent, was Jesus tempted to avoid the cross?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sermon Audio 2/12/2017, Sixth Sunday after Epiphany A


Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is filled with challenging instructions for how we are to live together. What can we do with the law Jesus brings, and where is the good news here? 


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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sermon Audio 2/5/2017, 5th Sunday after Epiphany A


Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


God challenges God's people to move beyond religious ritual into relationship with God and neighbor. How does this challenge fit into our lives of faith, and how do we respond? 


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/29/2016, 4th Sunday after Epiphany A


Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


Two of the most famous passages in the Bible tell us how we can worship God and follow Jesus. Justice, kindness, humility and blessing can shape our lives and our response to those around us.

This is one of those days when experiencing the entire liturgy really enhances the experience of the sermon. The prayers, music, and entire liturgy echoed and reinforced the message of the Beatitudes, Micah, and our reading from 1 Corinthians (1:18-31). Our hymn following the sermon was Let Streams of Living Justice (ELW 710), and I could not stop crying through the entire thing because the song so clearly explained the gospel message for today. Below is the text of that hymn, as an example of the rest of our liturgy today.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/22/2017, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany A


Third Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


On the weekend of a presidential inauguration, political divisions and uncertainties shape our public discourse. Into this transitional time, the lectionary gives us Paul preaching unity in Christ to the Corinthian church, and Jesus begins his public ministry by calling all to repentance in preparation for the kingdom of heaven. So let's dive in and talk politics. 


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