Holy Trinity Sunday, Lectionary Year A
In our Gospel reading today, Jesus tells his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. Today's sermon is shared with Pastor Joshua Kibezi of African Christian Fellowship, the new church meeting in our building on Sunday afternoons. Pastor Joshua tells of his life in Democratic Republic of Congo, his time starting a church in a refugee camp in Malawi, his introduction to the United States in Minnesota, and finally his new life and ministry here in Kalamazoo.
Today's guest preacher, Rev. Craig A. Satterlee, serves as Bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA. He joined us to help us celebrate our Pentecost, 50 years of ministry at Lutheran Church of the Savior. We are grateful for his presence and his proclamation of the gospel on this joyous occasion.
Seventh Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year A
Before Jesus ascended he left his disciples with a map to follow: Jerusalem, the surrounding region, and to the ends of the earth. He also promised them a guide: the Holy Spirit. As Lutheran Church of the Savior prepares for our big Pentecost celebration next weekend, how have Jesus' final words guided us?
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year A
On the night he washed his disciples feet, Jesus' words of comfort to them set forth a model for their future ministry.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year A
The stoning of Stephen raises disturbing questions about the nature of religious violence, and unfortunately those questions are still relevant today.
Fourth Sunday after Easter, Lectionary Year A
Jesus came to bring abundant life to the man born blind and to all who others define by their history instead of by their future.
Easter Sunday, Lectionary Year A
"Why are you weeping?" The question posed to Mary Magdalene, first by the angels and then by Jesus himself, seems almost to mock her situation. She has ever reason to weep. And this is the time when Jesus comes to her, and sends her to tell the Good News.
Great Vigil of Easter
For the third year in a row, Pastor Andrew's dramatic reading of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, with full audience participation. Enjoy!
This is but one reason you should come to the Vigil, the best church of the year.
Great Vigil of Easter
God brings life from death. We celebrate the Vigil with fire and stories and songs and fun to show this core truth. God brings life from death.
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Jesus' new commandment to love one another comes with an example that shows love to be much more than just a feeling or an idea.