Sermons Archive

Hannah’s and Mary’s Song

Category: Samuel / Speaker: Grace Alworth
October 18, 2020

 Grace and peace to you from God who is like no other, God, who is with us in our brokenness, and God who lifts us up out of the ash heap. Amen. Today, we...

Hope In the Wilderness

Category: Exodus / Speaker: Pastor John Strommen
October 11, 2020

 And so here we are. The year is 2020 and the pandemic has turned our world upside down and proven to be anything but short-lived. Jokes and humor are much needed to help us...

Making a Bad Thing Work for the Good

Category: Genesis / Speaker: Pastor John Strommen
September 27, 2020

And you thought your family was dysfunctional! Today we look at the family of Jacob. This story today makes me think of these keynote words from God in Genesis: “Through you and your descendants, all...

Sermon by Bishop Emeritus Mark Hanson
Lessons From the Garden

Category: Genesis / Speaker: Pastor John Strommen
September 13, 2020

We learn in this memorable lesson that we are made from “Adamah,” which means dirt, dust. We are from the earth – an animal, a creature. The name Adam is taken from this root word....


Category: Matthew / Speaker: Pastor Dave Olson
September 08, 2020

About six weeks ago, Pastor John asked me if I could cover for him today. I told him I’d be glad to do so. Then when I read the assigned readings, I thought to myself,...

Rock and Stumbling Block Both

Category: Matthew / Speaker: Pastor John Strommen
August 31, 2020

Those of you from my era or older may remember Jim Marshal of the Minnesota Vikings. He was a great player, one of the “rocks” from those classic Viking teams – the Super Bowl Viking...

A Sermon About Dogs

Category: Romans / Speaker: Pastor John Strommen
August 23, 2020

“It’s not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” The pivotal quote from our lesson today. Funny thing is, as children, many of us probably snuck food from the table...