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.
Third Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year B
Exodus 20: 1-17
The Ten Commandments are one of the most famous and important writings in all of Christian or Jewish scripture. In such a rich and history-shaping text, there is always something new to learn about God and our relationship with God.
Second Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year B
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah is the beginning of a relationship that affects our lives, churches, and geopolitical situation to this day. What does this covenant teach us about following Jesus together?
First Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year B
God's promise to Noah and his family is the first of the covenants in which God attempts to build a healthy relationship between humans and God. What does it mean that God is the one who changes in this covenant?
Transfiguration of Our Lord, B
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
In a world ruled by fear, evil, and violence, where is our God? Where are God's people?
Transfiguration of Our Lord, Lectionary Year B
Jesus' transfiguration on the mountaintop raises profound questions about who Jesus is. As we plunge from this pinnacle into the season of Lent, how do Jesus' humanity and divinity, his life and death shape our lives?
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year B
Resurrection is new life brought from death. In the kingdom of God, resurrection is a reality right now. Where have you seen or experienced resurrection?
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year B
In Mark's Gospel, Jesus' first public act is to teach in the synagogue and set a person free from an unclean spirit. Can we recognize and confront evil like Jesus did?