Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 20:1-16 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast   The easy way to think of Jesus’ parables is that they’re short stories he told. And to a point that’s true, but they’re short stories that pack a punch. And they’re more...
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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 13, 2020

September 13, 2020 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 18:21-35 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast   Ten years ago, when I was finalizing plans for my ordination worship service, I made a mistake in my preparations that affected a friend of mine. When I realized what I’d...
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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 06, 2020

September 06, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 18:15-20 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast Notes not available.
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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 30, 2020

August 30, 2020 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 16:21-28 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast   So in last week’s gospel reading, Peter got it exactly right. Jesus asked, “Who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”...
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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 23, 2020

August 23, 2020 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 16:13-20 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast   For the last six months or so, we’ve been talking about this being an unprecedented time in our world’s history. It started with the pandemic and the “stay home, stay safe”...
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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 16, 2020

August 16, 2020 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 15:10-28 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast   I recently read a story, told by a woman named Rose. She shared an experience she had when her mother was dying, in which she went to church one Sunday and hid in the back...
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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 09, 2020

August 09, 2020 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:22-33 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast [1]As I studied the gospel reading in preparation for today, I found myself thinking a lot about fear – the things I’m afraid of and the things other people are afraid of. Things like:...
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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – August 2, 2020

August 2, 2020 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:13-21 Romans 9:1-5 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast Notes not available.
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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 26, 2020

July 26, 2020 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast It’s tempting to skim through these lessons and draw out a common moral. Something like: From even the smallest of wonders, can come the greatest miracles. Martin...
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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 19, 2020

July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Romans 8:12-25 Isaiah 44:6-8 Download the Sermon Audio Podcast It’s such a tidy parable of Jesus’, isn’t it. It’s the kind we like: no guess work, not a whole lot to figure out. It’s pretty clear. Clear, because...
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