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Worship Service Schedule

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.

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Sermons

It Is Finished!

Sermon on John 19:17-30 for Good Friday, Midday, March 30, 2018 “Carrying his own cross, [Jesus] went out to the what is called the Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.” That may sound matter-of-fact that Jesus carried his own cross. It probably wasn’t the whole cross but the crossbar, the horizontal piece, about…

Jesus Invites Us to a Feast

A Sermon on I Corinthians 10:16-17 for Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018. Many of us might be getting ready to head out to a restaurant on Sunday to enjoy Easter Brunch. Restaurants compete for our business by describing the food a person will enjoy. Carved ham, baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes, various salads, and we…

Repentance Is Healing, Healing Is Repentance

Sermon on Isaiah 1:2-20, John 8:2-11 for the Confessional Service for Holy Week, March 27, 2018 A long time ago—I must have been about nine years old—I had my first experience with Novocain at the dentist. It made my lip feel like rubber, like it wasn’t a part of me, so what did I do? I started…

Jesus Gives Us Reasons to Rejoice

A sermon on Zechariah 9:9-10 for Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. A hush falls over the crowd. Everyone holds their breath. The suspense grows as to what will happen next. Some cannot even bring themselves to watch the outcome. The play unfolds. The ball floats through the air. The player takes up a position right…

Jesus Defines Glory

Sermon on John 12:20–33 for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 18, 2018 How do you define “glory”? Glory can mean praise. “Give glory to God” means the same thing as “Give praise to God.” But there’s more to “glory” than praise. “Glory” also means giving credit where credit is due. God said, “I will not give…

Jesus Our Great High Priest Makes Us Priests

Sermon on Hebrews 10:19-25 Lenten Worship: St. Stephen, Beaver Dam, February 21, 2018 Salem, Lowell, February 28, 2018 St. John, Juneau, March 7, 2018 Good Shepherd, Beaver Dam, March 21, 2018 When we build or remodel churches, one of the first things we think about is access. New churches are built on one level so…

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! That’s the Christian’s Battle Cry!

Sermon on Genesis 22:1-18 for the 1st Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2018   Grace, mercy, peace, victory and life are yours from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! I’d like to reminisce a little; back to my high school years, spent at one of our Synod’s preparatory high schools – Michigan Lutheran…

How Far Will We Go For the Gospel?

A sermon on I Corinthians 9:16-23 for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, February 1 and 4, 2018. We will go the extra mile for you. Businesses want this as their motto. Managers will drive the point home to always please the customers. We do not want to frequent a restaurant where the service is slow….

Sermon on Mark 1:21-28 for 4th Sunday after Epiphany, January 28, 2018

There are times when it’s necessary to obtain proof of a person’s authority to do something.  A plainclothes law enforcement officer comes to your door to ask questions.  If that individual didn’t immediately produce a badge or credentials, you’d ask to see them as proof that he or she has the authority to be there…

God’s Love Goes the Distance

A sermon on Jonah 3:1-5, 10, for the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany, January 18/21, 2018. There is a saying that goes like this, “Love conquers all.” Some ascribe this to the Latin poet Virgil. Even bigger than who said it is what does this phrase mean? The answers will vary depending on whom we ask….

Baptism Means Being United with Christ

Sermon on Romans 6:1-11 for the Baptism of Our Lord, January 11 & 14, 2018 Maybe you’ve had this thought when hunting or fishing, or maybe when you really wanted to borrow something: “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask permission.” That’s a saying that’s been around—and I think it should be banned because…

Let God Build Us Up in the New Year

A sermon on Colossians 2:6-15 for New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018. Roots serve a very important function in a plant’s life. Roots help anchor a plant so that it stands firm in the ground. Vitamins and minerals make their way throughout the plant through its root system. Roots help the plant to grow and…

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