Sermons by Pastor Donald Peterson III

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Come and See – John 1:43-51

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2nd Sunday after Epiphany (B) John 1:43-51 January 17, 2021 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 from St. John. Ten years ago, I was the Sac City Circuit’s delegate to the National […]

Look Around You – Habakkuk 1-3

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Habakkuk 1-3 January 10, 2021 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of my favorite Christmas movies, or really of any genre, is Christmas Vacation.  In it the Griswold family Christmas celebration as gone about as wrong as it could go.  The house is destroyed, […]

Because He Loves You – Ephesians 1:3-14

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2nd Sunday after Christmas (B) Ephesians 1:3-14 January 3, 2021     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 Epistle from Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.   I don’t know how many […]

You Have Peace – Luke 2:22-40

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1st Sunday of Christmas (B) Luke 2:22-40 December 27, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During every Christmas season a debate breaks out among some Lutherans about the song Mary Did You Know?  In it, Mary is asked a variety of questions: did she […]

It’s a Miracle – Luke 1:26-38

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4th Sunday in Advent (B) Luke 1:26-38 December 20, 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 account of Gabriel appearing to Mary. The story we’re hearing today and later this week is […]

We’re Prepared – II Peter 3:8-14

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2nd Sunday in Advent (B) II Peter 3:8-14 December 6, 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 Epistle from II Peter. A common premise of movies since the 1950’s has been the destruction […]

Expectation Not Fear – Isaiah 64:1-9

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1st Sunday in Advent (B) Isaiah 64:1-9 November 29, 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 Old Testament reading from Isaiah.   Today we sang one of my favorite hymns, O […]

Where’s Your Sheep – Ezekiel 34:16-20, 20-24

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Last Sunday of the Church Year (Prop 29 – A) Ezekiel 34:16-20, 20-24 November 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 the Old Testament reading from Ezekiel. I am not going to encourage […]

Where Do You Vote From – Matthew 25:15-22

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20th Sunday after Pentecost (Prop 24 – A) Matthew 22:15-22 October 18, 2020 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The text I have chosen for this morning’s sermon is the Gospel from St. Matthew. As we find ourselves on the cusp of Election Day, I’ll […]

Don’t Worry About It – Philippians 4:4-13

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19th Sunday after Pentecost (Prop 23 – A) Philippians 4:4-13 October 11, 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 Epistle from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. If you’re stressed out about something, do […]