Holy Week Wednesday (4/8/20)

Greetings in the Name of our Loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away–and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high more…

“Busy Tuesday” Devotion (4/7/20)

Greetings in the Name of our Loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Read:  Matthew 21:23-25:46 Tuesday of Holy Week is often called “Busy Tuesday.” Matthew devotes over four chapters to the sermons of Jesus given on Tuesday. The selfless sacrifice of Jesus is an amazing thing! Most humans who are told that they will soon die make every effort to cross more…

March 22, 2020 Sunday Service

Fourth Sunday in Lent Matthew 20:17-28 “Jesus Calls Us from Sinful Selfishness to Selfless Service” SERMON TEXT: Matthew 20:17-28 Pastor Philip Bigelow How our world has changed in a few weeks.  Travel plans morphed into travel bans in some cases.  Businesses are closing by the day and we don’t know when they will reopen.  “When will life return more…

Lent = Grace

Sermon Text: Romans 4:1 – 5  Pastor Daniel Schmidt             In the calendar of the Christian Church, there are certain times of year when we spend time talking about our response to all that our Savior-God does for you and me. The Lenten Season of the Christian Church Year is NOT one of those times. The focus more…

United in Christ – We Build on the Foundation of Christ (February 16, 2020)

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10 Pastor Daniel Schmidt             During our Gospel reading from God’s Word over the past several weeks, we have heard portions of our Savior’s “Sermon on the Mount” recorded for us in Matthew chapters 5 – 7.  It is at the end of that sermon, that Jesus says this: “‘Everyone who hears these words more…

United in Christ…We Preach Christ Crucified (February 9, 2020

SERMON Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Pastor Philip Bigelow “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”[1]  “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they more…

United in Christ – We Overcome Selfish Divisions (January 26, 2020)

Sermon Text:  1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Pastor Daniel Schmidt                Most likely you have heard it said, “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” But have you ever heard the saying, “While there is no ‘I’ in ‘team’, there is an ‘E.’ Selfishness has no place on a team, because EVERYONE is important.” Or, what would an orchestra sound more…