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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Oct 22, 2018

Our society places a high value on competition and recognition. We want to root for the team that wins. We aim for the top so we achieve recognition for work well done. But Jesus tells us of another way; that of servanthood. Hear about how James and John wrestle with the values of this world and God’s kingdom....


Oct 15, 2018

Today’s passage about Jesus telling us that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God can be a bit uncomfortable for some (most) of us to hear. Instead of making us uncomfortable, we need to hear the words that Jesus loves us and that with God, all...


Oct 8, 2018

And God said, “It is not good that the human is alone.” God, the ultimate community of love, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, provides for companionship and community for our good. Then why are we so bad at living together in peace and love? The sexual harassment of women by men; the 50% divorce rate; the fragmentation...


Oct 1, 2018

Every journey has a destination. The journey of faith begins in baptism and heads toward the kingdom of God. The trouble is, there are lots of things that can derail the journey. Jesus teaches us that nothing – not even your hand, foot or eye – is worth keeping if they cause detours from life in the reign of God. It...


Sep 24, 2018

We have all heard the phrase, “He/She is destined for greatness”. We all seek to be great, to have a goal and achieve it, and to come out on top. Even the disciples argued about who is the greatest, but when confronted by Jesus, they find that he has a different idea of what greatness is all about. Listen to find...