Sermons Archive

Second Sunday of Christmas

Category: 1 John / Speaker: Pastor Christine Wenzel
January 11, 2021

 This reading, which I just read from the Gospel of John, is the Christmas Day reading every year.  Today is the 10th Day of Christmas.  After the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, and...

God’s New Vision and Fresh Word

Category: Isaiah
November 16, 2020

 If this reading from Isaiah sounds a little familiar, it may be because much of our worship derives its shape from Isaiah 6.  Like Isaiah, our worship begins with a hymn of praise.  We...

All Saints Day 2020

Category: 1 Kings / Speaker: Grace Alworth
November 01, 2020

 A woman, hunched over, picks up some sticks, adding them to the bundle of kindling she holds tightly to her chest. She’s out of food. She and her son are hungry. Her husband has...

Can You Hear It?

Category: Samuel / Speaker: Pastor Jonathan Holtmeier
October 25, 2020

My name is Jonathan Holtmeier, and I’m happy to be with you, doing this strange experiment called “church” in the year 2020. I don’t think I’ve met any of you before, so here I am,...

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