Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
We dig deeper into forgiveness, as Matthew's Gospel leads us beyond simple understandings into the real, complicated experience of forgiveness in our lives.
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
Jesus' famous method for dealing with conflict ends with one of his most comforting promises. When we dig deeper, what is Jesus promising to us?
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
The cross is the symbol of Christianity. Sometimes I forget what that means, but today's Gospel story reminds us that following Jesus leads us where we do not want to go.
12th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
In Jesus your sins are forgiven. In Jesus you are set free.
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
Jesus' encounter with the Canaanite woman is among the most striking occurrences in the Gospels. In light of recent public conflict regarding white supremacy, we can learn from the expansion of God's grace that comes from this confrontation.
10th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A
1 Kings 19:9-18
After a two-month hiatus, LCS sermon audio is back! And what a time to return: a country rocked by white supremacist violence, a church wondering how to live out the gospel in the face of evil, and God's presence in a sound of sheer silence.
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.