May 22, 2022, The Sixth Sunday of Easter
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May 22, 2022, The Sixth Sunday of Easter

GOSPEL: John 14:23-29 The holy gospel according to John the 14th chapter. Glory to you, O Lord. As Jesus talks of returning to the Father, he promises to send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will teach Jesus’ followers and remind them of all that Jesus taught. Even more, those in whom God makes a home...

May 15, 2022, the Fifth Sunday in Easter
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May 15, 2022, the Fifth Sunday in Easter

GOSPEL After washing the disciples’ feet, predicting his betrayal, and then revealing his betrayer, Jesus speaks of his glorification on the cross. This deep complicated love of Jesus, even to death on the cross, will be the distinctive mark of Jesus’ community. 31When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has...

May 8, 2022, Fourth Sunday of Easter
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May 8, 2022, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Gospel Jesus responds to questions about his identity with the remarkable claim that he and the Father are one. Those who understand this are his sheep; they hear his voice, follow, and will never be snatched from his hand. 22At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus...

May 1, 2022, Third Sunday of Easter
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May 1, 2022, Third Sunday of Easter

GOSPEL:  JOHN 21: 1-19 The risen Christ appears again to his disciples by the sea where they were first called. After echoes of the fishing and feeding miracles, he gives a final reminder of the cost of a disciple’s love and obedience. 1After [he appeared to his followers in Jerusalem,] Jesus showed himself again to...

April 24, 2022, The Second Sunday of Easter
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April 24, 2022, The Second Sunday of Easter

 GOSPEL The unprecedented events of the day of resurrection continue as the risen Jesus appears to his fearful disciples. A week later, after Thomas worships Jesus, Jesus pronounces that the blessings of the resurrection are also for those who “have not seen and yet believe.” 19When it was evening on that day, the first day...

April 17, 2022, Easter Sunday
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April 17, 2022, Easter Sunday

Have you seen the movie or read the book The Color Purple?  The main character is Celie, a poor black woman who has been abused all her life.  But she has somebody in her life who loves her, her sister Nettie, who gets chased away by Celie’s violent husband.  Her husband doesn’t let Celie ever see the...

April 14, 2022, Maundy Thursday
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April 14, 2022, Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday 2022 Sermon This is a full night.  Full of darkness and intimacy.  Full of symbolism and tangible promises.  Full of love and full of betrayal.  Full traditions, many different sides, many devotional avenues to explore.  Like a cut gem, you can turn over in your hand to see the different facets of our...

April 10, 2022, Palm Sunday
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April 10, 2022, Palm Sunday

Sermon Palm Sunday of our Lord’s Passion                       April 10, 2022 Our entrance hymn today is pretty standard.  Lutherans usually sing it once a year as we wave our palms – “All glory laud and honor to you Redeemer King.  To whom the lips of...

April 3, 2022, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
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April 3, 2022, The Fifth Sunday in Lent

GOSPEL Judas willfully misinterprets as waste Mary’s extravagant act of anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume. Jesus recognizes that her lavish gift is both an expression of love and an anticipation of his burial. 1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they...

March 27, 2022, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
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March 27, 2022, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gospel:  Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Jesus tells a parable about a son who ponders his father’s love only after he has spurned it. The grace he receives is beyond his hopes. That same grace is a crisis for an older brother who believes it is his obedience that has earned his place in the father’s home....