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…

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…

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…

Fifth Grade

I am excited for the opportunity to serve as the fifth grade teacher at St. Matthew’s! I have been a teacher for almost 9 years, and this will be my first teaching experience in the Midwest! I grew up in Wisconsin, attending St. Jacobi Lutheran grade school and Wisconsin Lutheran High School. I took a more…

Be Proud That You Are a Citizen of Heaven! (June 30, 2019)

Sermon Text: Romans 13:1-7 Pastor Daniel Schmidt           This past Tuesday, the Watertown Daily Times ran an article on the front page of the newspaper that began: “With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal finance website WalletHubtoday released its report on 2019’s Most Patriotic States more…

Who is This That Comes in the Name of the Lord? (April 14, 2018)

Sermon Text: Luke 19:28 – 40 Pastor Daniel Schmidt Imagine that you are there standing among the crowd that first Palm Sunday?  What do you see?  What do you hear?  Maybe you see Roman soldiers keeping an eye on the crowd.  You see Jesus, riding on a young donkey.  You see some people spreading their more…