Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sermon for December 29th 2013

The readings for this week's sermon:

Old Testament Reading - Isaiah 63:7-14
Epistle Reading - Galatians 4: 4-7
Gospel Reading - Matthew 2:13-23

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sermon for The fourth Sunday in Advent 2013

The reading for this week's sermon:

Old Testament Reading - Isaiah 7:10-17
Epistle Lesson - Romans 1:1-7
Gospel Reading - Mathew 1:18-25

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sermon for the second sunday of advent Dec. 8 2013

The readings for this week's sermon:

Old Testament Reading -  Isaiah 11:1-10
Epistle Lesson - Romans 15:4-13
Gospel Reading - Matthew 3: 1-12

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sermon for Sunday November 24th- Last sunday of the church year

The readings for this week's sermon are:

First Reading - Malachi 3:13-18
Epistle Lesson - Colossians 1:13-20
Gospel Reading - Luke 23:27-43

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sermon for sunday November 10th 2013

The readings for this week's sermon:

First Reading:  Exodus 3:1-15
Epistle Lesson  : 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
Gospel Reading : Luke 20:27-40

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sermon for sunday November 3rd 2013

The readings for this week's sermon:

First reading: Revelation 7:2-17
Epistle reading: 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel reading: Matthew 5:1-12

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sermon for Reformation Sunday October 27th 2013

The readings for this week's sermon:

First Reading - Revelation 14:6-7
Epistle Lesson - Romans 3:19-28
Gospel Reading - John: 31-36

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sermon for Sunday October 13th 2013

The readings for this week sermon are:

Old Testament reading: Ruth 1:1-19
Epistle reading:    2 Timothy 2: 1-13
Gospel reading:   Luke 17: 11-19

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sermon for Sunday October 6th 2013

The readings for this week sermon:

Old Testament Reading - Habakkuk 1:1-4

Epistle Reading - 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Gospel Reading - Luke 17: 1-10

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sermon for September 22nd 2013

Scripture Reading for this week:

Old Testament Reading - Ezekiel 34:11-24
Epistle Reading - 1 Timothy 1:5-17
Gospel Reading - Luke 15:1-10

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Start up Sunday September 15th 2013

Scripture reading for this week:

Old Testament Reading - Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Epistle Reading - Philemon 1-21
Gospel Reading - Luke 14:25-35

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sermon for September 1st 2013

The readings for this week: 
Old Testament Reading - Proverbs 25:2-10
Epistle Reading - Hebrews 13:1-17
Gospel Reading - Luke 14:1-14

Sunday, August 25, 2013

16th Sunday after Pentecost. August 25th Sermon

The scripture readings for this sermon:
Old Testament reading - Isaiah 66:18-23
Epistle reading - Hebrews 12: 4-29
Gospel reading - Luke 13: 22-30

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sermon by Don August 18th 2013, written copy

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you …

Today’s sermon is based on the book of Luke, Chapter 12, verses 49 to 53.

Have you ever … made Peace with … yourself?  Does that sound sort of strange , maybe??
making Peace with yourself???

What would that look like?

Let’s take that picture we may have been carrying around with us that sometimes shows up in cartoon
 or movies.

There’s such a scene in one of my favourite comedies, the 1978 film, “National Lampoon’s Animal House”,
 where we see a picture of the hero standing there with an angel on one shoulder and a demon or the Devil
standing on the other …

And what’s going on?  Like in the cartoon or the movie, the angel and the devil are arguing with you about
what you should or shouldn’t to do in the situation at hand.

Maybe when you were a teenager, and your parents were out, your dad forgot to hide the key to the liquor

Or maybe, like Tom Sawyer, you’d rather go fishing with Huck Finn, but Aunt Polly wants you to whitewash the fence.

Say you side with the angel … you’ll find that the Devil might cross his arms and fume… momentarily.

But true to his nature, he’s only waiting for a more opportune time to hit you with his temptation… again …
all the harder.

Have you been there??  (pause) I sure have.

Or say you side with the Devil instead of the angel … say you give in to his temptation.   Oops!

Well, in that case the angel becomes your guilty conscience… the one that keeps reminding you, and reminding you….
that what you’re doing is wrong.

It would seem that you can’t have peace either way, doesn’t it?

You either have to live with a sneaky, crafty devil who won’t go away … or a guilty conscience who won’t leave you alone, either.

How can you find peace then?   Well …making peace with yourself would be finding a way to make peace between the angel
and the devil.

Let’s call it a compromise.   What would that look like?

Let’s take an example.   Say the situation at hand is the Sunday morning alarm clock going off.

The angel is urging you to get up and get ready to go to church while the Devil is making a pile
excuses for why you should kill the snooze button and just roll over and go back to sleep.

Obviously, there’s some conflict between the two responses.

Now, you could tell the angel:  “Go away!  I’ll go to church next week. After all, I’ve been there three weeks
 in a row already!”

That excuse was a favourite line of one of my uncles, who lived at home with my grandma.
That said, you go back to sleep… and the point goes to the devil.

And the angel is on your case the rest of the day for missing church.
Or, you could say, “Heck with you, devil, I’m getting up!’  The point goes to the angel.

And the devil says, “Ha!  Just wait and see… I’ll distract you all through church with the kid in the
 pew behind you … and you’ll be so frustrated, I’ll win next week for sure!”
Or, lastly … you could try to make peace… Say, you’ll sleep-in one more hour and then get up and
watch worship on TV.  A compromise.
But then … the devil’s not happy because you might hear God’s Word proclaimed …

And the angel’s not happy because you’re going to miss the Lord’s Supper … and all those friends
you have at church are going to miss you

But for yourself … you have made a peace… of sorts.  No more plaguing temptation… and a somewhat
assuaged guilty conscience.
But, what does God call this?

In the Bible, God calls this being double minded.

Another description that God uses that fits this ‘making peace with yourself’ is calling it “lukewarm.”
That means, figuratively, we’re not being “hot” towards worship, by getting up and being an active participant …
and on the other hand we’re not being “cold” towards worship, either, by missing the experience entirely.
Fortunately, for us … God doesn’t buy it.

He doesn’t buy our being “lukewarm”.
He doesn’t buy any compromising with sin.
In the Book of Revelation God says to a particular church:  “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot.

Would that you were either cold or hot!   So, because you are Lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
You see, if you’re hot, God knows how to lead you and use you in His kingdom.

If you’re cold, God knows how to bring you to your senses.
But if you’re “lukewarm” … apathy has set in.  Ambivalence.

You’re not of much use in God’s kingdom, because frankly, you look an awful lot like the rest of the world. Blah blah blah.
But on the other hand… since you have just finished justifying and rationalizing to yourself that you are not cold,
those things that God might otherwise use to bring you to your senses … are ignored as not applying to you.

And so … the Lord … figuratively … spits such a person - it could be you or me or anyone - out as… lukewarm…

Now.  All that we’ve said so far is really an introduction to today’s Words of Jesus as He speaks to us in the Gospel reading
for this Sunday.

There, as you may recall, He speaks of not bringing peace … but division.

The picture He paints is division within the closest human relationship structure there is … namely the family.  
Perhaps we excuse ourselves from taking these words of Jesus to heart because we hear them speaking to us about
persecution for our faith…

or warning us that because we are Christians, we can expect grief from those outside of the faith, as is happening right now
 in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood persecuting Coptic Christians …

or even from non-believing immediate… or married-into … family members.
And since most of us seldom experience a high level of persecution for our faith from those parts of our family …
we just file these words away for future reference, should that occasion arise.
But, the problem is … these words also apply to the double-minded tendency of our own hearts.

When our own hearts become persecuted for Standing Up for Jesus.   Persecuted by the Devil and our sinful human natures.
That’s why that passage from the Book of Revelation was noted.   God in Christ Jesus permits no rivals for our heart’s ultimate affection.
Nor does He allow any compromises.

Just as He claims He will cause the division between family members …

He will not not permit peace by compromise, when it comes to our heart’s allegiance to Him.
So, likewise … He is the One who will not permit us to make peace with ourselves.
And so instead of this passage being irrelevant …or inconvenient … or a nuisance… it should be of some comfort.

The comfort being that God cares about each of us enough to cause a division.  He cares enough to break our phony peace.
He cares enough about you and me …to shoot holes in our compromises … even to the extent

that His work may make us “cold” … so that in such a state… He can bring us to our senses… and make us hot again.
He cares enough about us that He will not judge us to be completely worthless, and beyond redemption, and be done with us.  
Or in cartoon or film imagery, or in words … spit us out of His mouth.

So … like the 1960’s British rock group, The Animals, sang: “bring it on home, to me/you:  how’s your house?
 Do you find that your heart is divided?
Guess what?  You’re not alone. We all find our hearts divided.
One of the gifts of the Reformation was the understanding that in faith, each of us lives in this world as both saint and sinner
at the same time.

Or in other words … that picture of an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other is not far from the truth.

Probably closer to the truth is that … those two cartoon figures, if you will, are a reflection of the consequences of God’s pure
 and perfect Holy Spirit coming to live in a human heart which is sinful by nature.
Fortunately, in faith … God’s design of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection makes Jesus’ purity cover all our sins.

And so, our failures to put our allegiance with our Lord first … are forgiven.   But those failures still have their consequences.
As a result, our lives are not what they could be … nor what God would intend them to be … all because of our double-mindedness,
our saint/sinner ‘split-natures’.

And so … our passage from Luke for today tells us that the solution to this problem is not for us to figure out how to make peace
between that saint part of us and that sinner part of us.    

That’s not why Jesus came.
Jesus came to bring peace with God through His death and resurrection… but not by making peace with the Devil.

Jesus earned our forgiveness by conquering the devil… which is the pattern He has set for us, as He has given us His Spirit so that
we can live our lives in Him.
And so.  To bring that thought home this morning… think of that song.  “Stand UP, Stand UP for Jesus, ye soldiers of the Cross.”

That traditional Hymn is of the category of Christian Warfare.
Not warfare against those who oppose Christ  …
but really against those portions of our own hearts that want to stand up for ME, or you, or Aunt Mildred, or cousin Elizabeth, or Grandpa Jones…
instead of standing up for (pause) Him.

That part of my heart that wants that extra hour of sleep…
that part of your heart that wants that money that you pledged to Him as your first fruits …
that part of all our hearts that want that time that we’d rather use for yourself than for Him … or for others in His name.
That’s the major warfare that goes on within us.  And it will go on until He calls us home.

But, thanks be to God for sending us his Son to intercede for us, to be with us, and for sending the Spirit to be within us until we are called home.
Our Lord Jesus Christ says, “Don’t.”

He says today, “Don’t make a peace treaty with that side of you that won’t stand up for ME.”

Don’t find yourself becoming “lukewarm”.
“Don’t let the Devil fool you into complacency, apathy or ambivalence.
 He says, “By the Power of MY Spirit, say no to the Devil and Stand Up, Stand UP for Me.”
It is, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be… All about Jesus!

In His Name we pray,


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sermon August 11 2013

Unfortunately, I do not have the readings associated with this week's sermon 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sermon by Don Perdue on August 4th 2013, written copy

The text for today’s sermon is based on th book of Luke, chapter 12, verses 16 to 21, which I will read to you now.

Jesus told them this parable: "There was once a rich man who had land which bore good crops. He began to think to himself, "I don't have a place to keep all my crops. What can I do? This is what I will do,' he told himself; "I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, where I will store the grain and all my other goods. Then I will say to myself, Lucky man! You have all the good things you need for many years. Take life easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself!' But God said to him, "You fool! This very night you will have to give up your life; then who will get all these things you have kept for yourself?' " And Jesus concluded, "This is how it is with those who pile up riches for themselves but are not rich in God's sight."

I am so glad that Nicole brought a bird for her children’s message this morning, because there’s an animal in my sermon, too.
What is beautiful to one person may not be the case for the next. And so you can bet there are people who will disagree with my next sentence.
Of all the animals there are in this world, greyhounds are animals that are to be pitied the most.
I'm not referring to their shape, although it could be argued that they are not one of the most handsome dogs, nor am I referring to the feeling that the lean look of a greyhound always gives the impression that what the animal needs is a really good feed.  
Come to think of it, (looking at one’s stomach), I’m sure I could donate a few of my extra pounds to some of those lean greyhounds, who may be needing a meal.
When I say that of all the animals in the world the greyhound is to be pitied the most, this is because of the races they have. They chase something they can never catch. Unlike most other dogs, when they chase a cat or a rabbit, they have a good chance of catching it. But the greyhound never catches what he is chasing.
I don't know what the "rabbit" they chase is made of, but it’s not real. It doesn’t have legs like a real rabbit but scoots around the track on a rail. If, by some chance, the greyhound did catch up with that rabbit, he would be sadly disappointed – it’s only be a fake.
And you know what? Those greyhounds don't learn. When they see that fake rabbit fly past them all common sense goes with it. Going on past experience you would think they would know they will never catch it. But the temptation is just too much and off they go – maybe, just maybe, they think they will catch it this time!!
Those greyhounds chasing after their fake rabbits are a commentary on life. We spend a lot of time chasing after things that we think are valuable at the time but when seen in the bigger picture, they are just "fake rabbits".

Too often, we are like the child who says to his mum, "If I can have a new fifteen speed, alloy framed, front and rear suspended, metallic red bike, I’ll never ask for anything else in my whole life. I’ll be the happiest person in the whole world and I promise to take real good care of it."
Two weeks later, the bike is left lying in the driveway in the rain. Maybe Dad almost ran over it when he parked the car in the driveway.
When the boy was reprimanded for such carelessness, he replied, "Naw, that’s all right. It’s gonna be my birthday soon, and I’m going to ask dad to get me a twenty speed. Fifteen speed is for little kids!”
What happened to the boy who was going to be happiest person in the world with a new fifteen speed, alloy framed, front and rear suspended, metallic red bike?
This boy is typical of so many of us - dissatisfied, discontent, ungrateful, always chasing something that he thought would be bigger and better and provide the supreme happiness everyone is seeking.
In actual fact, this is all a "fake rabbit".
Jesus tells the story of a man who had done very well for himself. Indeed, he had been truly blessed by God. He had become very wealthy and owned some of the best land the district. And he used that land wisely. He employed very successful farming practices and it paid off with a bumper crop.
The question now arises, "How should I manage this unusually large harvest?
What should I do?
I have no place to store my crops.
I know what I will do? I will pull down my old barns and build bigger ones.
Now that seems like drastic action. He doesn't just build extra barns to add to his existing ones; he tears down his old barns and builds new barns. This underlines the size of the harvest.
If he has enough from this harvest to be tearing down his old barns and building better and bigger ones, his harvest must have been so good that he could afford to carry out such a massive building scheme. He hasn't just done well; he has done very well indeed. We are impressed.
But then something goes wrong. Our fine impressions of this successful farmer vanish when we discover that he has no intention of sharing this miraculous gift. He has stored his harvest all for himself. His own words condemn him: “Lucky man! You have all the good things you need for many years. Take life easy, eat drink, and enjoy yourself!”
Notice what's happening here. Don't make the man worse than he is. He's not unlike most of us in his passions and motives. The message of the parable is not: ‘God doesn't like people who work hard and are successful’. This isn’t a story about an exceptionally wicked man. We don’t hear of him mistreating his workers, or being dishonest or unjust.
He is just an ordinary man who is careful, conservative and has been blessed by good rains, and good soil.
But he gets everything out of focus. He lost sight of the fact that his farm was an asset given by God and that his good crops were gifts from God. His wealth had become the sole focus and centre of his life.
This story is an example how we, like the farmer, think we have got everything right when, in actual fact, we have got it all wrong. It doesn’t matter if we are successful and rich, struggling and poor, it is a fact of life that we so easily forget what are the most important things in life.
No sooner had the farmer finished congratulating himself than we hear the voice of God. "You fool! This very night you will have to give up your life; then who will get all these things you have kept for yourself?"
The rich man thought he had done everything right and could now sit back and enjoy his wealth but he had forgotten the most important thing of all – he had forgotten God.
Jesus concluded his story saying, "Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God" .
The farmer had got it all wrong. Of what good was all his wealth after his death? As the saying goes, "You can’t take it with you.”
I repeat: “You can’t take it with you.” That was the title of a successful Broadway play in the 1930’s, and later a successful film starring Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore.
Even in the dirty 30’s, the Great Depression, which affected the whole world, the message was the same, that clarion call that still rings like a bell today: you can’t take it with you.
Like the greyhounds who think that the fake rabbit is worth chasing, we too are in danger of putting so much effort into the wrong things.
Jesus says in Luke 9, "And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose or forfeit your own soul in the process" (verse 25 NLT).
There is a story of a conversation between a young man and an older man.
"What will you do with your life?" asked the older man.
"I will learn a trade." said the young man.
"And then?" said the older man.
"I will set up business."
"And then?"
"I will make my fortune."
"And then?"
"I suppose that I shall grow old and retire and live on my money."
"And then?"
"Well, I suppose that some day I will die."
then?" came the stabbing question.
That about sums up this parable of Jesus. This story of Jesus is a very modern one. Just substitute the crops and barns with the things we strive for, and we stand right in the middle of this parable.

We constantly face the threat of the things of this world and include here not only property and money, but also our careers, our families and friends, or whatever might consume us and become our central and only focus.
We can be so easily obsessed by all this striving to improve our lot in life, that we lose sight of what is truly important. The tension in Jesus’ story is the tension in our lives.
We can ignore the tension this parable creates within us and gloss over it saying, "Things aren’t that bad?"
However, there is no denying that Jesus confronts us and forces us to look within ourselves at the values and beliefs with which we operate.
He wants us to recognise that we are chasing "fake rabbits".
In the end Jesus said, get your priorities right. The rich fool died and his riches didn't help him one bit. We need to be "rich in God's sight" (v 21).
What did Jesus mean when he said that we are to be rich in God’s sight? Our greatest need by far is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord.
Notice I said personal relationship.
I can tell you Prince William is a tall man, usually dressed well, going a little bald on top, and works as a search and rescue pilot in the British Navy, when he’s not ‘being Prince William’.
I would probably recognise him if I passed him in the street;
I can tell you that his wife’s name is Katherine, and they just had a baby boy.
I can tell you that he is the future king of our country,
But in no way can I say that I have a personal relationship with him in the same way that I have a personal relationship with own family. Or with my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
There are many who know who Jesus is,
something about his life,
what happened to him,
but they don't have a personal relationship with him - to trust him, love him, rely on him, believe him, turn to him, talk to him, listen to him, have faith in him, worship him here at church, regard him as someone close and personal.
Having a Saviour who loves us, forgives us, walks with us through the ups and downs of life's journey, has brought us into his family and promised to all who trust him that they have a place in heaven - that is to be truly rich, to have assets that will not deteriorate.
When we consider all the things that make up our life, we quickly see that we have riches beyond measure every day of our life. We can have the finest car, the best house on the street, the best retirement plan, the best health, but the greatest asset that we can have is Jesus Christ and the Gospel of salvation.
It is Jesus who even forgives us when we get all of priorities mixed up.
He keeps on loving us even when we are selfish with our time and too busy for God - to pray to him, to worship him, to listen to him speaking.
He keeps on loving us even when we are too busy to love and serve the people around me. Jesus even forgives us when we are so busy making a living that we forget that he is the source of all that we have.
All the other things will fade away and will be of no use to us beyond the grave, but the love and salvation of Jesus will endure into eternity. The best asset we can have for this life and beyond is faith and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
Thank God today for the riches that have come to you through Jesus your Saviour.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Basic sermon by Pastor Vince Gerhardy, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Additions and examples by Don Perdue, Elder, Bethany Lutheran Church.

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you …

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sermon July 14 2013

Scripture Reading

Old Testament reading - Leviticus 19:9-18
Epistle Lesson - Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel REading - Luke 10:25-37

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 7th 2013

Scripture Readings: Old Testament Reading - Isaiah 66:10-14 Epistle Reading - Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18 Gospel Reading - Luke 10:1-20

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 21 - White Robed Multitude

Pastor Tom's sermon from this morning is taken from Revelation 7:9-17.

First Reading:
Acts 20:17-35
Second Reading:
Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel Reading:
John 10:22-30

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013

Pastor Tom's sermon from Sunday, April 14 is below.  The text is from the Gospel of John chapter 21.

Pastor Tom mentions some photos of the Sea of Galilee in the sermon: these photos can be found below.

Monday, April 1, 2013

He is Risen!

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from Easter Sunday, March 31 2013.

Old Testament Reading:
Job 19:23-27
Epistle Reading:
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Gospel Reading:
John 20:1-18

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Palm Sunday

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from Sunday, March 24 - Palm Sunday.

Old Testament Reading: 

Deuteronomy 32:35-39

Epistle Reading: 
Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel Reading: 
John 12:12-19

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sermon for Andy Paulson's Memorial

Here is the message Pastor Tom delivered at Andy Paulson's memorial service today, March 23.

The text is taken from the gospel of John, chapter 11 - the death and resurrection of Lazarus, whom Jesus loved.

Our prayers are with Andy's mother Sylvia, his brother Eric, and the rest of Andy's family and friends.

Scripture Readings:
Psalm 23
Romans 8:31-39
John 14:1-6

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 17, 2013

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from Sunday, March 17.

Old Testament Reading: 
Isaiah 43:16-21 

Epistle Reading: 
Philippians 3:4b-7. 8-14

Gospel Reading: 
Luke 20:9-20

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6 Lenten Service

Here is Pastor Tom's message from Wednesday, March 6. The text is Matthew 27:52-53.

March 6 Lent Bulletin

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 3 Sermon Unrecorded

On Sunday, March 3, Bethany hosted a guest speaker, synodical president Pastor Robert Bugbee. Unfortunately, the sermon was not recorded. We apologize for this omission.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Rock Split

For the third Wednesday of Lent, February 27, Pastor Tom continues discussing the miracles that occurred around Jesus' death. Please note that on the second Wednesday, February 20, there was a problem with the voice recorder and that sermon was not captured.

Lenten Service 32013.pdf by

Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 24, 2013

Pastor Tom's sermon from Sunday, February 24 is below.

We have had some problems with the new voice recorder, and are still making adjustments to optimise the sound quality of recordings. You may have to adjust your computer speaker volume upwards in order to hear the sermon properly.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Temptation of Jesus

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from this morning, February 17, on temptation: the Lord's, and ours.

Old Testament Reading:
Epistle Lesson:
Gospel Reading:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lent - The Temple Veil

Pastor Tom's meditation from the Ash Wednesday service, February 13, the first of his Lenten series on the miracles of Easter, is below. 

Here is the order of service, with Scripture readings and hymn numbers noted.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jesus' Transfiguration

Pastor Tom's sermon from this morning, February 10, is below. The text is the gospel reading: Luke 9:28-36.

Old Testament Reading:
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Epistle Reading:
Hebrews 3:1-6
Gospel Reading:
Luke 9:28-36

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Whole Elephant

We had a technical crisis with the voice recorder last Sunday, but finally managed to extract Pastor Tom's last sermon from the device.

In this sermon, Pastor Tom refers to several photos that he showed on the projector.  The photos are below the audio player.

Photos 1 through 5 all looked a little like this one.

Photo 6

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from January 27, the third Sunday in Epiphany.

Old Testament Reading:
Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10
Epistle Reading:
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel Reading:
Luke 4:16-30

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Newness of Life

Pastor Tom's sermon from this morning, on Romans 6, is below.

There is no audio from the previous two Sundays, during Pastor Tom's absence (December 30 and January 6), but the sermons will soon be posted here in written form.

Old Testament Reading:
Isaiah 43:1-7
Epistle Reading:
Romans 6:1-11
Gospel Reading:
Luke 3:15-22

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Christmas Eve 2012

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from December 24, Christmas Eve.

December 23, 2012

Here is Pastor Tom's sermon from the fourth Sunday in Advent: December 23, 2012. The text is Hebrews 10.