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Ready or Not

11/27/2017 First Sunday of Advent The text is Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Ready or not, here I come!  I remember those words from a childhood game of hide and seek.  With those words, I would uncover my eyes … Continue reading

King of Kings

11/20/2016 Christ the King Sunday The text is Luke 23:33-43.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Now that election day is behind us, we can get on with business as usual.  Despite all the hype and advertising and nastiness that went into the campaign … Continue reading

Safe in God’s Hands

11/13/2016 Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Luke 21:5-19. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. This past week was one for the record books.  With an unexpected election outcome, we have a new president elect.  Who could have predicted a Donald Trump victory?  Not … Continue reading

Made Perfect in Christ

11/6/2016 All Saints’ Sunday  The text is Ephesians 1:11-23. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This past week was one of those weeks that puts everything into perspective.  The week before ended with what was a major irritation to me, so Sunday began with … Continue reading

The Gift of Grace

10/30/2016 Reformation Sunday The text is Romans 3:19-28. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Reformation Sunday.  It’s a special day throughout the Lutheran Church as we remember the faith and courage of Martin Luther who proclaimed that we are saved by grace … Continue reading