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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Aug 19, 2019

What does it cost us to come to church each week? Perhaps it costs a Sunday to sleep in, perhaps it means sacrificing the Sunday morning TV shows which now need to be DVR’ed or streamed. Perhaps it means missing a baseball game or a football game. But does it cost any more than that? Listen and hear what following...


Aug 12, 2019

Sometimes we think faith is believing the unbelievable. Sometimes we think that faith is about what happens to me (and my adversaries) after death. In the book of Hebrews, it is none of this. “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen..” (Hebrews 11:1) We’re not good at hope –...


Aug 5, 2019

Self-absorption, greed, and the fear that we are missing out manifests as sickness of soul and society. Those who have, constantly seek more because enough never comes. Those who don’t have, nurture resentment and anger until hate erupts in violence. Bigger barns, storage facilities and ever more garages full...


Jul 30, 2019

The Gospel reading for today finds the disciples asking Jesus to teach them to pray.  This passage helps us to understand who this God is that we come to in prayer and the assurance that God listens.  But sometimes we don’t receive what we pray for and we wonder if God even cares.  How do we make sense of a loving God...


Jul 22, 2019

Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things. You are worried and upset about many things. Does that sound familiar? It sounds familiar to me. It's almost as if Jesus is saying that to me instead of Martha. Modern life is full of things that keep us preoccupied and living life in the present. Worry and...