“United in Christ…We Lack Nothing” (January 19, 2020)

Sermon: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Pastor Philip Bigelow  When I was a child I remember one hot, sunny, Midwest summer day sitting on the porch eating a popsicle.  If you have experience eating a popsicle outside on a hot day you know that everything goes as planned with delivering that cool treat into your mouth for more…

Still Follow the Star (January 5, 2020)

Sermon Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Pastor Daniel Schmidt What do Harriet Tubman, the flight crew of Apollo 13 and the graduates of the United States Naval Academy all have in common?  Harriet Tubman and the other leaders of the Underground Railroad used the stars to help them lead 1,000’s of slaves north to freedom.  The crew of more…

“The Good News of Great Joy cannot Be Extinguished” (December 29, 2019)

Sermon Text: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Pastor Philip Bigelow Are your eyes still all aglow form Christmas?  How was your Christmas celebration?  Are you still relieving Christmas dinner through leftover ham, prime rib, or whatever it is that your family likes to feast on for Christmas?  Are the newly unwrapped toys still as magical as the moment more…

What Child Is This? (December 24, 2019-Children’s Christmas Eve Service)

Sermon Text: Matthew 1:23 Pastor Philip Bigelow There is a video that has been around for a few years that captures the magic of Christmas morning.  On any school morning when you go into your child’s room and say, “It’s time to get up,” and the response that greets you is something you would only more…

A Real Christmas Quandary ~ settled in the most Beautiful Way! (Dec 22, 2019)

Sermon Text: Matthew 1:18-25 Pastor Steven Hillmer Dear friends in Christ, The dictionary defines the word, quandary, as being in a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult or awkward situation; a real dilemma. Christmas seems to be full of them. What gift should I buy for that special someone? more…

 Stand Firm! (December 15, 2019)

Sermon Text: James 5:8 Pastor Daniel Schmidt Be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. So far during this Advent season our coming Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has come to us in his Word and offered us the peace and the hope that only he is able to offer. As we get more…

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…