4/4/2021. Easter Sunday – He is Risen! Sermon “Return to See” Our Gospel reading and sermon text is Mark 16:1-8.

4/2/2021. Good Friday. Sermon “Return to Truth” Our reading is John 18:12–27

4/1/2021. Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday. “Return to the Table” Our reading is Mark 14:12-26

3/21/2021. Fifth Sunday in Lent. Sermon Sermon “Whodunnit?” Our text is Jeremiah 31:31-34. The mystery: who is responsible for the new covenant and its fulfillment through which we are saved? The evidence: God promised a new covenant because we couldn’t keep the old one, God entered humanity as Jesus Christ, fulfilled the covenant by giving up his perfect life as a sacrifice to atone for our sins and continues to fulfill it through the sacraments today, Jesus continues to mediate on our behalf before our Father in heaven, and the Holy Sprit continues to write the law in our heart as we hear the His word preached and receive the sacraments. All signs point to God, the triune God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has done all that you and I need for salvation.

3/17/2021. Lenten Midweek Service 4. Sermon “Return from Denial.” Our text is Luke 22:54-62. Despite earlier declarations of Jesus’ true identity as “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” the night of Jesus’ betrayal Peter feared the world and denied he knew Jesus. Yet, Jesus redeemed him and used him for great things to advance His kingdom. We may fear the world, and deny we know Jesus in order to avoid discomfort, ridicule, or persecution, but we can return to the Lord as he has called us to be His and in His kingdom. To that greatness, no power or scare on earth can compare.

3/14/2021. Fourth Sunday in Lent. Sermon “Lifted Up for Life.” Our text is Numbers 21:4-9.

Today we have only a Facebook video instead of our more easily viewed Vimeo video.

3/10/2021. Lenten midweek service 3. Gospel reading Matthew 26:57-68.

3/7/2021. Third Sunday in Lent. Sermon “Be Foolish to the World.” Our text is 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.

Today we have only a Facebook video instead of our more easily viewed Vimeo video.

3/3/2021. Lenten midweek service 2. Sermon “Return from Betrayal.” Our reading is 2 Samuel 15:12; 17:1–4 and Gospel is John 18:1-11.

2/28/2021. Second Sunday in Lent. Sermon “Abraham, Servant of the Cross.” Our text is Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16.

2/24/2021. Lenten midweek service 1. Sermon “Return to Prayer.” Gospel reading from Matthew 26:36–46.

2/21/2021. First Sunday in Lent. Sermon “Pass the Test” James 1:12–18.

2/17/2021. Ash Wednesday. Sermon “A Call to Return”. Gospel reading St. Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21

2/14/2021. The Transfiguration of our Lord. “What is Your Mountaintop?” Life is lived in the plains of our daily lives, and valleys of our struggles. Peter, James, and John then, and you and I here and now, receive a mountain top experience through Christ and his presence to equip and strengthen us. Our sermon text and gospel reading is St. Mark 9:2-9. Our order of worship is in the bulletin linked below.

2/7/2021. The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. “Hear and Know.” Our sermon text is Isaiah 40:21-31.

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 ESV)

Our order of worship is in the bulletin linked below.

Today we have only a Facebook video instead of our more easily viewed Vimeo video.

1/31/21. The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany. “More than Moses.” Our sermon text is Deuteronomy 18:15-20. Our order of worship is in the bulletin linked below.

1/24/2021. Feast of St. Timothy, Confessor and Pastor. Our readings are Acts 16:1-5, 1 Timothy 6:11–16, and the Gospel of St. Matthew 24:42–47. Our order of worship is in the bulletin linked below.

1/17/2021. Second Sunday after Epiphany. “Purchased from Passions.” Our sermon text is 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. The order of worship is in the bulletin linked below.

1/10/2021. The Baptism of Our Lord. “Water, Water Everywhere” Our text and Gospel reading is Mark 1:4-11. Read it here.

1/3/2021. The Epiphany of Our Lord. “Be a Star” Christ is our guiding star. We follow Him and we reflect Him to others as we go about our daily lives. Our sermon text is Isaiah 60:1-16. Read it here.

12/31/2020. New Year’s Eve. “Hear for the New Year” Our sermon text is Isaiah 30:8-17. Read it here.

12/27/2020. The First Sunday After Christmas. “Joy for one, joy for all.” Jesus saves us from sin, He reconciles us with God. We hear this good news for ourselves and likewise proclaim it to all nations. Our sermon text is Isaiah 61:10-62:3. Read it here.

12/25/2020. Christmas Day. “Jesus, the Firstfruit of Jesse’s Tree” Long after the promise was first given, Jesus fulfills the promise of a Savior for us. As God through Isaiah foretold, “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1 ESV. Our sermon text is St. John 1:1-18. Read it here.

12/24/2020. Christmas Eve. “Overcome By Light” Christ came to the world to overcome the darkness of sin, fulfilling perfectly what we could not. He comes to us in our darkness and we are overcome by light. Our sermon text is St. Luke 2:1-20. Read it here.

12/20/2020 4th Sunday in Advent. “A house built to last” Jesus fulfills the promise with His eternal kingdom. Christ’s eternal kingdom and his church on earth extends to all nations, a great multitude, far greater than any earthly realm. Our sermon text is 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16. Read it here.

12/16/2020 Midweek Advent Service. “Jesus, the Life of Jesse’s Tree”

12/13/2020 Third Sunday in Advent. Joy. Jesus came into the world to set you apart for joy and eternal life through and with Him. Our order of worship is in the bulletin link below. Our Gospel reading is John 1:6-8, 19-28. Read it here.

12/9/2020 Midweek Advent Service. We do not have a video of this week’s service.

12/6/2020 Second Sunday in Advent. “Comfort You Need” We look at God’s promise to comfort His people with the comfort they needed. So also through Jesus God gives us the comfort we need.

12/2/2020 Midweek Advent Service. Worship and Pastor’s message from the parsonage. Video below.

11/25/2020. Thanksgiving Eve. “From Anxiety to Thanksgiving.” The world can be anxiety-inducing, but we need not be anxious. Christ has overcome it all! The outcome is certain. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (v7) The order of worship is in the bulletin download below. Our sermon text is Philippians 4:6-20. Read it here.

11/22/2020 Christ the King. “The King of Truth.” Through faith in Christ, we are judged as worthy Christ our King, and His kingdom. Through faith in Him our service to others is service to Him. Without faith in Christ, upon judgement we would be found to have only sin and shortfalls. Thanks be to God, Christ makes us worthy to be judged to be sheep of his flock. Our order of worship is in the bulletin posted below. Our gospel reading is St. Matthew 25:31-46 and can be read here.

11/15/2020 Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost. “You’ve Got Talents!” Like the master in the parable, God entrusts his gifts and blessing to us. Like the good servants, we respond by using what he has entrusted to us in service to him and his will. Our order of worship is in the bulletin posted below. Our gospel reading is St. Matthew 25:14-30 and can be read here.

11/8/2020 Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost. “Be wise, be ready.” Through God’s wisdom, not earthly wisdom, we are prepared for the coming of the Lord. The order of worship is in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading is St. Matthew 22:1-14. Read it here.

11/1/2020 All Saints Day. “Soldiers of the Kingdom.” The soldiers of Jesus’ kingdom engage the world with what God has shown to us — His mercy and love. The world may reject it, but God’s power ultimately wins the war, indeed has won the war! We are active here under our captain Christ, and His soldier saints who have gone before us now reside in eternal victory with Him and we will too! The order of worship is in the bulletin is at the link below. The sermon text is Matthew 5:1-12. Read it here. Please excuse some glitches in the sound early in today’s recording.

10/25/2020 Reformation Day. “Freed to be God’s People.” We, like the people we hear speaking with Jesus in today’s reading, need to know that Jesus sets us free from being slaves to sin and the eternal deadly consequences of it. But, thanks be to God, we are set free by Jesus paying for our sins, and we are free indeed! In our freedom let us serve Him and one another in brotherly love! The bulletin can be downloaded at the link below. Our gospel reading is St. John 8:31-36. Read it here.

10/18/2020 20th Sunday after Pentecost. “Whose Likeness and Inscription is on you?” Christ places His likeness on you at your baptism. His perfect image replaces our tarnished and corrupted image. Through Christ, you are God’s! The bulletin is online at the link below. Our gospel reading Matthew 22:15-22. Read it here.

10/11/2020 19th Sunday after Pentecost. “Wedding Gifts.” We are invited and fed and made worthy for the eternal feast all through Christ Jesus as gift from God! The bulletin is online at the link below. Our gospel reading Matthew 22:1-14. Read it here.

10/4/2020. 18th Sunday after Pentecost. “Fruit fit for the king” How are we to bear good fruit when we have no righteousness of our own? Through Christ’s righteousness in our place our fruits are made fit for the King! Download the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading Matthew 21:33-46. Read it here.

9/27/2020. 17th Sunday after Pentecost. “Follow the tax collectors and prostitutes.” The righteous law of God convicts us, and through faith we repent and follow Jesus Christ to enter the Kingdom of God! Self-righteousness doesn’t do it. The bulletin is at the link below. Our gospel reading Matthew 21:23-32. Read it here.

9/20/2020. 16th Sunday after Pentecost. God’s thoughts and ways are far higher than ours and there is no way for us to reach Him on our own. Our works and thoughts fall far short. Thankfully, in His greatness HE reaches out to us! Through His word and the Word made flesh, in Jesus Christ he comes to us with His free gift of salvation and eternal life!
The bulletin is at the link below. Our gospel reading Matthew 20:1-16. Read it here.

9/13/2020. Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. “Cancelled.” Christ calls us to not cancel one another, but to forgive one another as we are forgiven in His name. We are blessed that it is our sin that is cancelled, not us and not one another! Our order of worship is in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading is Matthew 18:21-35. Read it here.

9/6/2020. Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. “A kingdom for children.” Like children we are brought into the Kingdom of God by Christ, not by our works or merit. Through the faith planted in us by the Holy Spirit, we trust and look to God for our daily and eternal well-being. In Him we are saved.

Our order of worship is in the bulletin online at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 18:1-20. Read it here.

8/30/2020. Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. “Death that leads to life.” Jesus’ disciples were shocked when he told them he would be killed. He died to pay for our sins, your sins and mine, each one specifically. He rose again proving his victory over death. In baptism we join him in death to our old sinful nature and we join him in eternal life.

Our order of worship is in the bulletin online at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 16:21-28. Read it here.

8/23/2020. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The truth of Christ is revealed and faith placed within us through the Holy Spirit. It is not our knowedge or insight, it is God’s doing. Through this, He builds His church and the eternal results are unstoppable!

Our order of worship is in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 16:13-20. Read it here.

8/16/2020. Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. “By His Mercy.” We are unworthy by lineage, but through the faith the Holy Spirit creates within us we are made to be people of God. Through Christ’s mercy therefore we have life!

Our order of worship is in the bulletin online under posts at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 15:21-28. Read it here.

8/9/2020. Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. “Eyes on Jesus.” We, like Peter on the sea, are sustained to pass through this world’s trials and suffering as we look to Jesus and hear his word, and when we founder Jesus still reaches out to save us. Our order of worship is in the bulletin link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 14:22-33. Read it here.

8/2/20. Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. “The Lord Gives.” All good that we give and are given begins with what the Lord gives. Our order of worship is online at the link below. Our gospel and sermon text is Matthew 14:13-24. Read it here.

7/26/2020. Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. “The Kingdom of Heaven.” Christ purchased his kingdom at great price, laying down His life for it. His kingdom is eternal, global, populated through baptism, governed through the Word of God, not maintained by worldly power but through the Gospel, not seen in terms of worldly power. The kingdom reflects her King. (Bell ringing at time 2:00, sermon at time 25:00)

Our order of worship is in the bulletin can be downloaded at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 13:44-52. Read it here.

7/19/2020. Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. “Planted for Life.” Do not look to yourself as to whether you are the wheat or the weed, for this leads to pride or despair. Instead, look to Christ who makes us the wheat in His kingdom!

Our order of worship is in the bulletin online at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Read it here.

7/12/2020. Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. “You Need the Seed.” God seeds faith through His word. Then what?
Our order of worship is in the bulletin at the download link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Read it here.

7/5/2020. Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. “Life is Rest.” Through the struggles of life, Christ is our rest. Our order of worship is in the bulletin at the download link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 11:25-30. Read it here.

6/28/2020. Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. “Compassion that Cuts.” Our order of worship is in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 10:34-42. Read it here.

6/21/2020. Third Sunday after Pentecost. “Well-placed fear.” The world around us holds hazards that can derail plans and injure our bodies, but Christ calls on us to not fear these. Instead, place our fear — respect and faith — in God who has called us for eternal life through Christ! What can man do to us?!
Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin download below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 10:21-33. Read it here.

6/14/2020. Second Sunday after Pentecost. “Invasion of Compassion.” Just as Christ sent the Apostles into the surrounding countryside and towns proclaiming God’s love and compassion, so he has had and proclaims compassion to us and even has us proclaim and share to others. Our order of worship is in the bulletin at the download link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 9:35-10:20. Read it here.

Audio Note: Sound comes on at 1 minute 38 seconds into this video.

Trinity Sunday. 6/7/2020. “The Triune God is with You.” Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the download link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is Matthew 28:16-20. Read it here.

Pentecost. 5/31/2020. Pentecost 5/31/2020. “God’s Power for Life”. Our reading is Acts 2:1-21 and gospel reading is John 7:37-39. Read them here and here.

The Ascension of our Lord. 5/24/2020. In Christ we have certain hope! Not the uncertain wishes of this world, but the certainty of being children of God forever. “Hope you can count on.”
Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading Luke 24:44-53 can be read here and sermon text Ephesians 1:15-23 can be read here.

Sixth Sunday of Easter. 5/17/2020. Through Christ, God’s spirit is with you! Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading and sermon text is John 14:15-21. Read it here.

Fifth Sunday of Easter. 5/10/2020. “You Are.” Proclaim Christ and His mercy which we have received! Through Christ we are raised up to be members of a royal priesthood! Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the link below. Our gospel reading is John 14:1-14. Our epistle reading and sermon text is 1 Peter 2:2-10. Read them here and here.

Fourth Sunday of Easter. 5/3/2020. “Herd Immunity.” Christ is the Good Shepherd and protects His flock. Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin online at the link below. Our gospel reading is John 10:1-10 and sermon text is Acts 2:42-47. Read them here and here.

Third Sunday of Easter. 4/26/2020. In our walk together, Christ walks with us! Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the download link below. Our text and gospel reading is Luke 24:13-35. Read it here.

Second Sunday of Easter. 4/19/2020. Christ comes to us in our isolation of sin and fear, and draws us to Him! Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the download link below. Our text and gospel reading is John 20:19-31. Read it here.

Christ is risen! Alleluia! – He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
4/12/2020. Easter. Christ is risen! The victory is won! We know and carry the message that the angel at the tomb first delivered to the women there that first Easter morning: “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.”
Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the download link below. Our sermon text is Matthew 28:1-10. Read it here.

4/10/2020. Good Friday. In God’s eyes, we are loved and forgiven! At great price, we are redeemed and reconciled to God.
Our order of worship and hymn are in the bulletin, linked below. Our sermon text is Mark 15:21-39. Read it here.

4/9/2020. Holy Thursday. “More than meets the eye.” Our order of worship and hymn are in the bulletin at the download ling below. Our gospel reading is Mark 14:22-25. Read it here.

4/5/2020, Palm Sunday. Now is the time to live as sons and daughters of light! Through baptism we are connected to Christ on the cross. He faced His hour on the cross, and we are forever changed as He drew us to Him for eternity!
Our order of worship and hymns are in the bulletin at the download link below. Our gospel reading is John 12:20-43. Read it here.

4/1/2020. In Jesus’ humbling Himself before Pilot, we see God’s love for you and for me! To worldly eyes, Jesus’ condemnation looks weak, but to eyes made spiritually inclined through the Holy Spirit, we see that He has overcome the world for us!
For midweek Lenten service 5 our service is on page 285 of LSB. Our gospel reading is Mark 15:1-20. Read it here.

3/29/2020. Christ comes to us in the midst of our trouble and isolation, and in Him we have life!
This 5th Sunday in Lent our order of worship is on page 151 of LSB. Our gospel reading and sermon text is John 11:1-45. Read it here.

3/25/2020 Midweek Lenten Service. Christ was killed by those who looked on him with murderous eyes, and He rose again that we might have eternal life in Him! May God the Holy Spirit guide us to fix our eyes on Jesus, who looks on us in love!
Our order of worship this evening is Responsive Prayer 2, on page 285 in LSB. Our sermon is “Murderous Eyes” based on the text from Mark 14:1, 53-65. Read it here

3/22/2020 Fourth Sunday in Lent. We have a God who sees our need and hears our prayers. See God’s great love for you through the eye witness of the scriptures, that Jesus Christ is the one who grants healing that lasts through eternity.
Our service is found on page 151 in LSB. The sermon is at 14:40 in the video. Our text is John 9:1-41. Read it here.

3/18/2020 Midweek Lenten service. Join us online, although we are separated by distance. Our service is Responsive Prayer 2, found in LSB on page 285. Our text is Mark 14:26-31, 66-72. Read it here.