Sermons by Pastor Donald Peterson III

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To Whom Shall We Go – John 6:66-69

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Confirmation Sunday John 6:66-69 May 17, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text I’ve chosen for this morning’s sermon comes from John 6.  Saint John writes, “After this many of [Jesus’] disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.  So Jesus said […]

What is the Church? Acts 6

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5th Sunday of Easter (A) Acts 6, I Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14 May 10, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A common refrain I’ve heard the last almost two months, is that people miss church.  I can’t deny that even though I’m here every […]

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever – Ezra 3:11

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Reunion Service 4th Sunday of Easter (A) Ezra 3:11 May 3, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is Ezra 3:11, And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, “For he is […]

Easter – Matthew 28:1-10

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Easter Sunday (A) Matthew 28:1-10 April 12, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is the Gospel, which was read a few minutes ago. Did you know that Lutherans were the first to introduce the […]

Good Friday – Mark 15:21-39

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Good Friday Mark 15:21-39 April 10, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is the Gospel, which was read a few minutes ago. During the shortened season of Lent, we looked at the Passion of […]

Maundy Thursday – Mark 14:22-25

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Maundy Thursday Mark 14:22-25 April 9, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text that I have chosen for this evening’s sermon is the Gospel, which was read a few minutes ago. If you’re squeamish about blood at all, tonight might not be your […]

What’s Next? – John 12:20-43

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Palm Sunday (A) John 12:20-43 April 5, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is the Gospel, which was read a few minutes ago. If you’ve ever heard someone say, “I can’t wait to see […]

Our Present Sufferings – Romans 8:18-25

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Time of Epidemic Romans 8:18-25 March 29, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the things some people like about President Trump is that he calls things as he sees them.   One of the things some people don’t like about President Trump is […]

Do Not Be Afraid – Isaiah 41:9-10,14

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Time of Epidemic Isaiah 41:9-10, 14 March 22, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text that I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is from Isaiah 41, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”; fear not, for […]