Pentecost Sunday, Lectionary Year B
We trust in the Holy Spirit, just as the church did in its creation at Pentecost. What has the Holy Spirit done with Lutheran Church of the Savior in the past year? Where will it lead us next?
Seventh Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year B
Sometimes the spiraling and repetitive writing style of John's Gospel leaves me cross-eyed with confusion. This week I tried a different tactic to make sense of John's words. I think it helped.
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year B
Today's Acts lesson tells how the Holy Spirit descended upon the gentiles of Cornelius' household during Peter's great sermon. God has shown Peter a new thing, and even gentiles receive God's Spirit and thus are full members of Christ's church.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year B
1 John 4:7-21
This passage in the first letter of John summarizes the teaching of John's Gospel in such powerful phrases as "Love one another" and "God is love." What does this love look like? Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch show us on the road.
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year B
Why is this Psalm among the most famous and popular in scripture? It expresses the good news of God's love for us in clear, beautiful, timeless images.
Third Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year B
The church is Christ's body in the world, and we are members of that body. Baptism and eucharist lead us into the work of being Christ's body.
Christ is risen! What does this mean for us today?
We begin our celebration of the Three Days with a sermon from guest preacher Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA.
Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion, Lectionary Year B
For this sermon I stuck to a script almost word-for-word, a style I rarely employ these days. I think it worked well enough. Welcome to Holy Week.
Today's lesson from Ephesians offers perhaps the Bible's clearest explanation of how Lutherans understand God's work in Jesus. In today's sermon we all talk about how we've seen God intervene in the places where people need God's grace the most.