Entries Tagged as 'Past Sermons'

I Have Returned – End of Sabbatical Sermon

July 5th, 2016 · No Comments

I have returned Pentecost 7C? 7/3/16 Luke 10:   Cat story.  Husband doesn’t like the stray cat that just moved in and made himself to home. Decides to move the cat to a different neighborhood. 20 miles away. Cat beats him home.  40 miles. Beats him again. So he went all out – 10 miles […]

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Stewardship Sermon 11/15

November 14th, 2015 · No Comments

With many of you away on retreat, I thought I should put this out for you to  read. So here is Sunday’s sermon on Saturday. It’s called Assets and Liabilities (and Grace)…   Last Sunday I talked about our Stewardship slogan for this year—Start from where you are, use what you have, do what you […]

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Away from the crowds. sermon9.6.15

September 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Away from the crowd Pentecost 15B  09/06/15 Mark 7:24-37   Grace and peace be with you, from our God and Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Here’s a trivia question for you all. Ready—there will be prizes for correct answers, so stop snap-chatting and listen up! Now—Iceland is a country in the […]

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Best Thing Since Heavenly Bread (sermon 8.16.15)

August 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Best Thing Since Heavenly Bread Pentecost 12B  8/16/15 John 6:51-58   In addition to leaning key stories of faith from the bible, our confirmation students here at Messiah participate in an extensive indoctrination to our Lutheran theology and heritage. Plus, they study Luther’s explanations of the things he counted as essential to Christianity – those […]

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Live Forever? sermon 8.9.15

August 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Live forever? Pentecost 11B 8/9/15 John 6:35, 41-51   Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.   At the last turn of the century, coming into the nineteen hundreds, the average life expectancy, globally, was fifty years. As the world entered the 21st century, that […]

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Man O Manna! (sermon 8/2)

August 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Man, O Manna! Pentecost 10B  8/2/15 Ex 16:2-4, 9-15; John 6:24-35   Grace to you and peace, from God the Father and from God the Son, Jesus Christ, and from God the Holy Spirit.   Once a young man, part of a large family, graduated from high school. His family splurged and threw a big […]

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shepherds without sheep (sermon 7.19.15)

July 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Shepherds without Sheep Pentecost 8B 07/19/15 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56   Faith, hope and love— all these are forever, but let me show you a more excellent thing. For the greatest of these is love. And love will always prevail!   Social theorist Karl Marx once wrote that: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, […]

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Sermon 7.12.15

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Violins in the Bible Pentecost 7B  7.12.15 Mark 6:14-29   May the Word of God’s news of grace, mercy, and forgiveness be echoed in the words we share.   Do you remember Gilda Radner? God bless her soul! She was in many movies, had a one-woman show on Broadway, but she is best known as […]

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Buddy System (sermon 7.5)

July 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Evangelism Buddy System Pentecost 6B  07/05/15 Mark 6:1-13   Grace and peace to you from our God and father, and from our “buddy,” Jesus Christ.   The snows melt away, the flowers bloom and trees leaf out. The icy chill of the lake is tempered by hours of bold bright sunshine, and the winter clothes […]

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Sermon 6/28

July 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Tale of Two Healings Pentecost 5b  06/28/15 Mark 5:21-43   Grace to you and peace, from God the Father, and from Jesus of Nazareth, God’s chosen one.   It’s officially summer. I know because summer reading lists have been duly issued. Pastor Tom has his own list of books and videos for you to enjoy […]

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