Sermon – January 27, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 27, 2019 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19, Luke 4:14-21 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. At choir practice for Morning Glory this past week our director Verna...

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Sermon – January 20, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Epiphany – January 20, 2019 Isaiah 62:1-5, John 2:1-11  It is one of my favorite wedding blooper videos ever. The bride and groom are facing each other, the bride in her beautiful white dress, the groom in his crisp suit and bow tie....

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Sermon – January 13, 2019

Sermon for Baptism of our Lord Sunday – January 13, 2019 Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. This past week during one of the preschool chapel services I lead each Wednesday I asked the...

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Sermon – January 6, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Epiphany of our Lord – January 6, 2019 Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most striking thing about the Epiphany story we hear in Matthew today is how much is NOT...

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Sermon – December 23, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent – December 23, 2018 Luke 1:39-55 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I have shared with people recently how these last couple of years have been a rich season of ministry for me as...

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Sermon – December 16, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 16, 2018 Luke 3:7-18 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. This year in the Illinois State Capital building an atheist group was begrudgingly granted permission to have a...

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Sermon – December 9, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent – December 9, 2018 Luke 3:1-6 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The wilderness – real wilderness, I mean – is place fraught with danger. Once, before we had kids,Amy...

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Sermon – December 2, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent – December 2, 2018 Luke 21:25-36 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. When I was a kid I had one of those optical illusions where you stare at what looks like an ink blot for...

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Sermon – November 25, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday – November 25, 2018 Revelation 1:4b-8, John18:33-37 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and from Christ our King. Today is Christ the King Sunday. On the last Sunday of the church year we celebrate Jesus as our...

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Sermon – November 18, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – November 18th, 2018 Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. It was among the worst things the disciples could imagine happening: that the...

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