This Week in Worship – for Sunday, July 24th

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Persistence in prayer evoked the admiration of Jesus and wins the attention of the Lord when Abraham intercedes for Sodom. The life of the baptized—to be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus the Lord—is to be rooted in prayer. God hears and answers prayer and so strengthens God’s own. “When I called, you answered me; you increased my strength within me.”

Readings
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138 (8)
Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]
Luke 11:1-13

Color: Green

Sermon for July 17, 2016

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, July 17th

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Perhaps the church, at its best, is “all ears.” Almighty God urges the faithful, again and again, to “listen up!”—to heed the word from above. So it was with Abraham and Sarah, with Mary and Martha, and the early church at Colossae. So it is today as we join the assembly to hear the word of God, the words of life.

Readings
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15 (1)
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

Color: Green

Sermon for July 10, 2016

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, July 10th

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To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind is to reflect God’s mercy in responding to one’s neighbor. That mercy found its most profound expression in the “gospel that has come to you”—namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That gospel mercy comes to us again today: at the font, at the altar, and from the pulpit. It is very near to you.

Readings
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10 (4)
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

Sermon for July 3, 2016

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, July 3rd

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God is the source of our nourishment. Our Lord’s invitation to “take and eat . . . take and drink” is a repeated one. In the holy eucharist, in the word read and proclaimed, in the assembly of the people of God, the dominion of God has come near. Rejoice! Your name is written in heaven.

Readings
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-9 (4)
Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Color: Green

“Mirrors and Radicals” – Sermon for June 26, 2016

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 9:51-62

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, June 19th

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This Sunday’s texts paint startling pictures of the horrific—the demonic—nature of sin. The church’s repeated celebration of the holy communion counters that tragic reality in a continued showing forth of the death of Jesus “until he comes.” It is a dramatic declaration of “how much God has done for you.”

Readings
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28(22)
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

Color: Green

Sermon for June 12, 2016

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 7:36–8:3