This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 21st

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Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord’s day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing.

Readings
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8 (4)
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

Color: Green

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, August 14th

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The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

Readings
Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 (14, 15)
Hebrews 11:29—12:2
Luke 12:49-56

Color: Green

“Let Go, Let God” – Sermon for August 7, 2016

12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

“Greed” – Sermon for July 31, 2016

11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

“ASK” – Sermon for July 24, 2016

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel:  Luke 11:1-13

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