Thanksgiving Sermon: Taste and See that the Lord is Good! (November 28, 2019)

Sermon Text:     Psalm 34:8 Pastor Daniel Schmidt Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Over the past several weeks, our weekend services have looked at various Psalms under the theme: “Singing the Psalms ‘til the End Times.” As we gather together here in God’s House more…

“Sing with All the Saints Triumphant” (November 16, 2019)

Scripture Text: Psalm 150 Pastor Steven Hillmer  Grace and peace are yours dear fellow Saints washed clean in the blood of Christ! Chances are that in just a few days you’re going to walk into the house and even before you have your hat and gloves off, you’re going to be hit with some of more…

God, Our Refuge and Strength, Is Comfort in the Midst of Chaos (Nov. 3, 2019)

Sermon Text: Psalm 46 Pastor Philip Bigelow When do you sing?  Well, we just did about thirty seconds ago.  We sing in worship and that is probably a fairly obvious answer.  Maybe as you turned onto Wisconsin Ave. this morning or during your drive to work you were singing this week.  You sing in the more…

Faithful Servants do their Duty with Joy and Gratitude (October 27, 2019)

Sermon Text: Luke 17:1-10 Pastor Steven Hillmer Grace and peace are yours from Jesus your Lord and Savior, Amen. In the worship folder I inserted a portion of Luther’s Small Catechism called the Table of Duties. It would be my guess that many of you have not for some time reviewed this Table of Duties; more…

“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…