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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Oct 21, 2019

What does it mean to be saved? Is it a far off, post-mortem event? For Luke the Evangelist (who we remember this day) it was much more and very present. Salvation was an encounter with Jesus that brought restoration and allowed people to be what God called them to be more fully. It was healing, but more than that. It...


Oct 14, 2019

We are often very good at making those who are different than us, those we fear, into “others” but we serve a God who is always working in unexpected ways and through unexpected people to include rather than exclude. The good news is, even when we fail, God is still present, working through others to reach us and...


Oct 7, 2019

Can one believe in God and science at the same time? Was creation actually made in seven, 24 hour days? Isn’t redemption all about saving our souls and escaping this world? Those are relevant questions in our age. They also can lead to ignoring the call from God to “till and keep” the creation as partners with God...


Sep 30, 2019

God has already chosen us and offers, without reservation, the abundance of life. This is eternal life because it is rooted in God. The world offers us life we can struggle for without promise, leaving us at the end with nothing that survives our death. “We brought nothing into this world. We can take nothing out.”...


Sep 23, 2019

Today is the Feast of St. Matthew, an apostle and evangelist. The first gospel found in the New Testament is named after him, but mainly we remember Matthew as the tax collector called by Jesus. Tax collectors  were considered cheats and would use every opportunity for theft and extortion. They were needed by the...