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02/05/2017 09:01

Farewell to Pastor Brad & Sarah

Video of complete service from February 5, 2017 followed by fellowship buffet to extend best wishes and Godspeed to Pastor Brad. The video is 1 hour, 21 minutes in length.  
02/05/2017 09:00

The Light Is Getting Out (Matthew 5:15-20)

         There’s a reason why the youth are leading the service this morning: because some of the proudest moments during my time here was with them, incuding a year-and-a-half ago at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, where tens of thousands of teenagers...
01/29/2017 09:00

God Means All (Psalm 15, Matthew 5:1-12)

   So, don’t take this the wrong way, but the Psalm we just heard a few moments ago, is wrong. And evidently we can say that and lightning has not struck us down, and the church is still standing just fine; but Psalm 15 is wrong. It places restrictions on those who can be part of worship,...
01/22/2017 09:00

Pile It On (1 Corinthians 1:10-18)

   “The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord,” we will sing here soon enough. Over forty years ago brick-by-brick this particular building came to form, and forty years before that our original church structure only blocks away was completed. And yet through it all Jesus...
01/15/2017 09:00

Child of God Through it All (John 1:29-42)

   Jesus isn’t quite the sensible type. He has no regard for the proper social order of things. He is under the impression He can meet someone for the first time and change their name on the spot: no asking if it’s okay with the person, no discussion with family members, no time to...
01/08/2017 09:00

Joining the Magi on the Journey (Matthew 2:1-12)

   There are more magi in the world than we realize: as many as the stars that filled the sky when the most famous ones traveled for days on end long ago. We still don’t know exactly what they were: these magi. Were they kings, astrologers, astronomers, wisdom teachers, or none of the...
01/01/2017 09:00

Still Needed Savior (Matthew 2:13-23)

   It is still Christmas, and unfortunately this is still part of the Christmas story. It does not stop with Jesus falling asleep peacefully in Mary’s arms, because in the background evil is still lurking. No matter how miraculous this birth was, it could not entirely wipe out the...
12/24/2016 19:00

God is Most Definitely Not Like Us (Luke 2:1-20)

   Sometimes the best way to bring a story to life is to figure out which person or group we share the deepest emotional connection. So, are we the angels whose joy over this night cannot be contained whatsoever to the point that we even sing about it to those near and far away? Or are we...
12/18/2016 09:00

"God With Us" through it All (Matthew 1:18-25)

     We hear the same story every year; the exact same story of Jesus’ birth year after year after year. Is it possible that we have lost our most basic appreciation of the greatest hope ever told, of this child coming to save us? One of the things we overlook comes in just two...
12/11/2016 09:00

God Loves the Whole World

   So today will be our annual youth Christmas program, as they tell us about, “Christmas Around the World.” That is quite easy to forget this time of year, when our focus tends to begin and end with our own home: all the things we have to get ready for in two weeks’ time; all the...


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