Second Sunday of Advent, Lectionary Year B
We celebrate a baptism as we read about John the Baptist. What can we learn from these first biblical stories about our own baptisms?
First Sunday of Advent, Lectionary Year B
The readings for the first Sunday of Advent always seem to be about the end of the world, when in fact they are about a new beginning in the usual manner of how God moves the church and the world forward. As our congregation faces financial pressures for 2018, we watch for God to do a new thing in our congregation, and we ask whether we are ready to follow God's lead into new uncertainty.
Christ the King Sunday, Lectionary Year A
Our guest preacher today is Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA.
24th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25: 14-30
Sometimes life feels like mess after mess, and we are left to trust that through Jesus, God gives grace in a graceless world.
23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." These powerful words from Amos cut through all the madness of our news cycles. If our worship and faith practices do not direct us toward the needs of our neighbors, then who are we really worshiping?
All Saints Sunday, Lectionary Year A
1 John 3:1-3
On All Saints we remember those who have gone before us, even as we look ahead to future generations of believers. Even so, now is the time for us to be the church.
500 years of reformation, 50 years of Lutheran Church of the Savior. Reformation and transformation: how is the Holy Spirit transforming the church?
20th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
Despite the idols we carry with us, the false gods in whom we put our trust, God is still God. Jesus is God in the world, for us.
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
Jesus tells a challenging parable about a wedding banquet, about being ready to be transformed by God's grace.
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
Jesus' story of murderous tenants feels frighteningly resonant in light of the latest large-scale mass shooting and the other news of the week. How are we to follow Jesus in such a messed-up world? What can we hold on to?