“What Really Matters Is Knowing the Master” (October 13, 2019)

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:14-30 Pastor Philip Bigelow It’s not what you know, but who you know.  You might be familiar with that statement.  What does that mean?  As is the case with most pithy statements this one is no exception with communicating a message.  That statement is often repeated in the business world.  Basically, the more…

Giving to the Lord FIRST Makes No Sense – or does it? Give Careful Thought to God’s Ways and Yours (Oct. 6, 2019)

Sermon Text: Haggai 1:1-11 Pastor Steven Hillmer There are certainly times in life when you’re just dumb-founded, baffled, puzzled, some might even use the word “flummoxed” over life’s circumstances. How and why did certain things happen? Take the Israelites for example: they were carried off into captivity into Babylon. “God, how could you let this more…

“Jesus Turns Our Lives Upside Down” (September 22, 2019)

Sermon: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Pastor Philip Bigelow Could you imagine how much training it takes to get to the Olympics?  To be the best of the best runners in the world? That takes some serious training.  That takes some serious dedication.  There is the 6:00 a.m. workout to get the training in when most people can more…

Impossible Odds (September 15, 2019)

Sermon Text: Judges 7:1-8 Pastor Steven Hillmer In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, our Rock and Refuges, Amen. There’s a little phrase we all like to use from time to time, especially when something very out of the ordinary happens: “What are the odds?” “What are the odds… of a church extending more…

It is Time to Get Dressed for Battle! (September 8, 2019)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 Pastor Daniel Schmidt  Did you catch the news for today?  We are at war!  I am not talking about our nation being at war with another world power.  But you and I are in a spiritual battle.  Day after day, we as Christians are under attack. Day after day, you and I more…

What’s Your Life Plan? (August 25, 2019)

Sermon Text: Luke 12:13-21 Pastor Steven Hillmer  Grace and peace are yours from Jesus your Lord and Savior, Amen. “So, what are you plans?” It’s not uncommon for a new pastor to be asked such a question. In fact, when I first ordained and installed in 2002, the pastor in his sermon asked me that more…

  Keep on Praying to the LORD! (August 18, 2019)

Sermon Text: Genesis 18:20 – 32 Pastor Daniel Schmidt   There is a game that many children enjoy playing. I am not talking about the latest video game or on-line game. This “game” is a game that children enjoy playing with their parents. It starts by asking Mom or Dad a question, and having the more…

“Who Do You Say I Am?”  (July 14, 2019)

Sermon Text: Luke 9:18 – 24 Pastor Daniel Schmidt “Who is Jesus?”  Has anyone ever asked you that question?  If so, how did you answer?  Some answer that question by saying that Jesus was simply a great teacher.  Others will say that he was a good man, who said some good things, whose good example more…

  WHEN THE STORMS COME (July 7, 2019)

Sermon Text: Mark 4:35-41 Rev. Charles W. Papenfuss   We get some pretty severe storms here in Wisconsin, don’t we? In the summer it’s thunderstorms, with lightning and thunder and high winds and buckets of rain pouring from the sky. In the winter it’s snowstorms with all kinds of the white fluffy stuff piling up in more…