Monday, August 21, 2017

Sermon Audio 8/20/2017 11th Sunday after Pentecost A


Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


Jesus' encounter with the Canaanite woman is among the most striking occurrences in the Gospels. In light of recent public conflict regarding white supremacy, we can learn from the expansion of God's grace that comes from this confrontation.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sermon Audio 8/13/2017, 10th Sunday after Pentecost A


Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


After a two-month hiatus, LCS sermon audio is back! And what a time to return: a country rocked by white supremacist violence, a church wondering how to live out the gospel in the face of evil, and God's presence in a sound of sheer silence.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sermon Audio 6/11/2017, Shared with Pastor Joshua Kibezi of African Christian Fellowship


Holy Trinity Sunday, Lectionary Year A


In our Gospel reading today, Jesus tells his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. Today's sermon is shared with Pastor Joshua Kibezi of African Christian Fellowship, the new church meeting in our building on Sunday afternoons. Pastor Joshua tells of his life in Democratic Republic of Congo, his time starting a church in a refugee camp in Malawi, his introduction to the United States in Minnesota, and finally his new life and ministry here in Kalamazoo. 

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Sermon Audio 6/4/2017, Pentecost - Celebrating 50 Years of Lutheran Church of the Savior


Pentecost Sunday, Lectionary Year A


Today's guest preacher, Rev. Craig A. Satterlee, serves as Bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA. He joined us to help celebrate our Pentecost, 50 years of Lutheran Church of the Savior's ministry. We spent two years preparing for the Holy Spirit to transform our congregation in our Pentecost, and this sermon speaks of some of the fruits the Spirit has already cultivated during this time. We are grateful to Bishop Satterlee for sharing this celebration with us today.  


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sermon Audio 5/28/2017, Seventh Sunday of Easter A


Seventh Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year A


Before Jesus ascended he left his disciples with a map to follow: Jerusalem, the surrounding region, and to the ends of the earth. He also promised them a guide: the Holy Spirit. As Lutheran Church of the Savior prepares for our big Pentecost celebration next weekend, how have Jesus' final words guided us?


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sermon Audio 5/21/2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter A


Sixth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year A


On the night he washed his disciples' feet, Jesus comforted them with the promise that God would always be with them. In doing so he offered an unexpected model for their future ministry. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Sermon Audio 5/14/2017, Fifth Sunday of Easter A


Fifth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year A


The stoning of Stephen raises disturbing questions about the nature of religious violence, and unfortunately those questions are still relevant today.

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