This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. 1 John 3:16 (NIV)

2019 Sermons

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Posted on 02 Apr 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fristche
Can there be Joy during Lent? Isaiah 12:1-6 March 31, 2019 The Word of the Lord from Isaiah 12: “the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” This is the Word of the Lord. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, For the middle of Lent, we have a collection of rather happy t
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Third Sunday in Lent

Posted on 30 Mar 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fristche
Good and Evil The Third Sunday in Lent Luke 13:1–9 March 24, 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, Today’s Gospel presents a very hard question. This question is also important. In fact, it is so important that theologians have a special name for questions like this. Theologians call this the Question of The
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Second Sunday in Lent

Posted on 30 Mar 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fristche
By The Numbers Luke 13:31-35 March 17, 2019 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen The Word of the Lord from Luke 13[:32]: “Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish My course.” This is the Word of the Lord.  
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First Sunday in Lent

Posted on 30 Mar 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fristche
Temptations in the Wilderness Luke 4:1-13 March 10, 2019 The Word of the Lord from Luke 4:1-2 “And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. This is the Word of the Lord.” Jesus and Israel in the W
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Transfiguration Sunday

Posted on 30 Mar 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fristche
“Seeing and Hearing” Luke 9:28-36 March 3, 2019 Transfiguration C Today we see Jesus and three of His disciples on the top of a mountain.  From here on out, it’s all downhill — in more ways than one. Peter, James and John went up this mountain with Jesus to pray. Waking from
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Epiphany 7

Posted on 30 Mar 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fristche
Epiphany 6 Is All Publicity Good? Mark 1:40-45 Feb. 24, 2019 Doesn’t it seem to you that the scandals among celebrities are endless?  One is checking into rehab.  Another is getting a divorce.  Another is pregnant outside of marriage.  Another staged an assault to gain publicity and may go to jail. 
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Epiphany 5

Posted on 30 Mar 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fritsche
Present Presence Presents Luke 5 1-11 5 Epiphany C Feb. 10, 2019   “And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him”. Three Gifts for Peter It had been a long night for Peter, longer still because there was no reward for his efforts. It can’t be easy m
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Epiphany 4

Posted on 06 Feb 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fritsche
The Epiphany Continues Luke 4:31-44 4 Epiphany C February 3, 2019 The Word of the Lord from Luke 4: “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” Dear Friends in Christ, Four More Puzzle Pieces As we’ve noted before, the
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Epiphany 2

Posted on 06 Feb 2019, Pastor: Rev. James Fritsche
Glorious Miracles John 2:1-11 January 20, 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, The season of Epiphany is all about Jesus becoming manifest, becoming known as the Messiah. At Christmas, He arrives; during Epiphany, He makes it known that He has come to save. In last week’s Gospel, we heard about Jesus’ bapti
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