Sermons

What is preaching? St. Paul writes in Romans: “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14-15)

Therefore our Lutheran Confessions state: “It is also taught among us that one holy Christian church will be and remain forever. This is the assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.” (Augsburg Confession VII:1-3)

“Christ at the Center” / Sts. Peter and Paul (observed) 2017

New Testament: Acts 15:1-12 (13-21)
Psalm 46 (antiphon: v. 11)
Epistle: Galatians 2:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19

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Presentation of the Augsburg Confession 2017 / Matthew 10:26–33

Collect of the Day: Lord God, heavenly Father, You preserved the teaching of the apostolic Church through the confession of the true faith at Augsburg. Continue to cast the bright beams of Your light upon Your Church that we, being instructed by the doctrine of the blessed apostles, may walk in the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Nehemiah 8:1–12

Epistle: 1 Timothy 6:11–16

Holy Gospel: Matthew 10:26–33

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“Invited to the Great Banquet” / Trinity 2 2017 / Luke 14:16-24

24. June 2017
Trinity 2
Luke 14:15-24

In Name of the + Jesus. Amen.

When one of those who reclined at table with [Jesus] heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

This lesson is one parable Jesus teaches during a Sabbath Day feast at the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees. This teaching takes place during the time of Jesus’ travel toward Jerusalem and the cross (see Luke 9:51).

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Nativity of John the Baptist 2017 (observed) / Luke 1:57-80

 

Join each Wednesday for an evening Divine Service at 7pm. This service is another opportunity to receive the Lord’s gifts, even if you are able to the weekend Divine Service. 

Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-5
Epistle: Acts 19:1-7
Holy Gospel: Luke 1:57-80

Collect: Almighty God, through John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, You once proclaimed salvation. Now grant that we may know this salvation and serve You in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life; through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.…

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“Christ is Your Poor Lazarus” / Trinity 1 2017 / Luke 16:19-31

Old Testament: Gen. 15:1-6
Epistle:1 John 4:16-21
Holy Gospel:Luke 16:19-31

Collect: O God, the Strength of all who trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us Your grace to keep Your commandments that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Holy Trinity 2017 / John 3:1-15

Old Testament: Gen. 11:1-9
Epistle:Acts 2:1-13
Holy Gospel:John 14:23-31

Collect: O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.…

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