Forgiveness is Truly Divine. (February 24, 2019)

Genesis 45:3-8a,15 Pastor Steven Pagels   In the name of Christ Jesus, dear friends: Unless you are a lover of 18thcentury British poetry, the name Alexander Pope probably doesn’t mean all that much to you.  Even if you don’t know anything about his life, you are probably familiar with some of his writings. In fact, more…

BRING SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (October 28, 2018)

Sermon Text: Acts 13:38-48 Pastor Steven Pagels In the name of the One who makes us one, dear friends: The journey began almost five months ago, on the last Sunday in May, designated as Trinity Sunday on the Christian calendar.  But Trinity Sunday goes by another name, the first Sunday after Pentecost.  And since that more…

Off With The Old, On With The New (August 5, 2018)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:17-24 Pastor Steven Pagels In the name of Christ Jesus, dear friends: August may not be the month when students go back to school (at least not at St. Matthew’s this year), but it is a time when many families go back-to-school shopping.  And as an added incentive this year, the governor more…

KEEP IT UP! (July 29, 2018)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 Pastor Steven Pagels  In the name of the One who has made us one, dear friends: “What is your least favorite day of the week?”  That was the question asked in an online poll I came across last week. As you might expect, the number one answer was Monday.  But somewhat surprisingly, more…

Become Who You Are in Christ: Chosen by God to be His Child (July 15, 2018)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-14  Pastor Daniel Schmidt 3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he more…