The Reformation: Celebrate or Repent?

~ Jeremiah 31:31-34/Romans 1:16-17, 3:19-31 ~ Martin was an intense young man. The son of a Saxon miner, he had every intention of becoming a lawyer. One day in 1505 while walking to the village of Stotternheim, he was caught in a thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning struck nearby knocking … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:30am

~ “The Reformation: Celebrate or Repent” ~ 500 years ago, on Halloween, October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Church, setting in motion one of the most significant historical events in history, The Reformation. On this 500th anniversary are we to celebrate or … Read More

“Sanctuaries and Walls: The Power of Symbols”

~ Matthew 22:15-22 ~   As I was preparing for this sermon, digging into this iconic gospel text about a coin, it suddenly hit me: I preached on this very passage here (well, at St. Luke’s) three years ago. I can’t believe it’s been three plus years already. Time flies … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:30am

The iconic symbol of the separation of church and state – a Roman Denarius. Jesus’ object lesson still resonates today. How do we decide to resist? How do we decide to engage? We will look at these questions with a particular subject in mind: immigration, refugees and freedom. In doing … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:30am

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“Holding It Together”

~ Exodus 17:1-7/Philippians 2:1-13 ~ God’s people can be a quarrelsome lot. Just ask Moses. There he is, out there hitting a rock with a stick wondering aloud, “Is God with us or not?” Sometimes it’s not easy being the leader of God’s people – not that I’m complaining. Holding … Read More