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Worship Theme: The Christian Life in Readings & Hymns
Sermon Theme: A Hymn Festival Introducing Christian Worship: Hymnal
In life, you often find yourself weary and tired; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Wouldn't it be great if there was something that refreshed you and energized you spiritually? Jesus offered this kind of eternal energy drink to a woman, as found in John 4:5-26, and he offers "The Eternal Energy Drink" to you too.
“It’s time to sing!” I just love how our Lutheran hymns end. The stanza 4s or 5s. You can look this up - usually the last stanza either praises our triune God or ends with the joyful bliss and glory of heaven. It doesn’t matter the topic or the trouble - for example, we have hymns that confess our sins “with broken heart and contrite sigh”(Christian Worship #303) - so real - let’s your crushed spirit convey your disappointment and lowly plea - “O God , be merciful to me.” And yet, when I find myself surrounded by … me and my own wrongdoings, I hope I learn from these hymns that it’s time to sing
I’m going out on a limb, but my guess is that many of the people here today have little hands-on experience with a garden. Why wait for cucumber seeds to fan out in all directions so that you have to bend over and pick through the vines every other day for an hour looking for cucumbers just the right size, then stand for hours at the stove stuffing, steaming, and boiling jar after jar, when you can just go to Pick N’ Save and buy a jar of pickles?
Get Dressed for the Day of the Lord
In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, the apostle Paul shows God’s great love and care for souls so we wouldn’t be lulled to spiritual sleep and fall into unbelief in life. Paul is here with this pointed, powerful, sober and alert thought: “Jesus is coming anytime. It’s never sleep time. It’s today! Get dressed for the day of the Lord!” November 12, 2017.
Today the church year greets you anew with the one story, the one Savior, with life that doesn’t end with death, with life that doesn’t end at all. It’s Advent. The King is coming again. The account from Mark 11:1-10 makes us say “Hosanna to the King who comes!” December 3, 2017.
Found by Christ to Follow in Faith, a sermon focused on John 1:43-51
Preached Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 by Pastor Strong at Grace.
Jesus is the Man on the Mission, a sermon focused on Mark 1:14-20
Preached Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 by Pastor Bondow at Grace.
Trust the One with the Truth, a sermon focused on Mark 1:21-28
Preached Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 by Pastor Huebner at Grace.
Wings for the Weary, a sermon focused on Isaiah 40:27-31
Preached Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 by Pastor Bondow at Grace.