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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Jun 11, 2018

Jesus returns home to his family, but also brings chaos with him because people don’t recognize Jesus. The Scribes think he is doing the work of Satan since he breaks the laws of Moses and heals people. Jesus is bringing change.

Today Jesus, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continues to change the world. As our...


Jun 4, 2018

When the religious leaders and chief rule keepers condemned Jesus for healing on the sabbath, they perceived a threat to their rules. Jesus saw the sabbath as an act of liberation of the things in this world that always seem to run our lives. Like a tail wagging the dog, our calendar, job, desires and drives can...


May 29, 2018

It is easy to make worship about us. When that happens, we flatten out our spiritual life so it loses any truly transcendent reality. When worship is approached and evaluated in the same way that a play, concert, movie, sporting event is evaluated, then it is no longer about God. God is reduced to a cardboard cutout,...


May 21, 2018

On the Day of Pentecost, a Spirit-filled group of the disciples of Jesus were driven into the street to speak words that testified to Christ. When they opened their mouths, the languages of many nations became audible. Each heard their native tongue. It was not that none of them could communicate before. They all spoke...


May 14, 2018

Today’s gospel is a prayer Jesus prays for his disciples, including those of us who follow Jesus today. We face struggles living in the world and wonder how to endure. We face challenges and admit we don’t have all the answers. And so Jesus prays for us to live in the world but to not to be of the world, yet to love...