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 […]

The Light in the Darkness – John 1:6-8 and 19-28

3rd Sunday in Advent (B) John 1:6-8, 19-28 December 13, 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 from St. John. Here’s a little trivia for you.  Did you know that the sun […]

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 […]

You’re a Citizen – Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30

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16th Sunday after Pentecost (Prop A – 20) Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30 September 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 Epistle, which was read a few minutes ago. I read an astounding article […]

Bartholomew had Skin in the Game – Luke 22:24-30

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Saint Bartholomew Luke 22:24-30 August 23, 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. Behind the altar in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo painted The Last Judgment.  […]