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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Nov 13, 2017

The rich get richer and the poor suffer; the society gets more violent each passing day; people worship God one day a week and have nothing to do with God the rest of the week. Such was the state of the nation of Israel when the prophet Amos was sent to tell them the truth; a truth they did not want to hear. Such is...


Nov 6, 2017

The Church has celebrated the Festival of All Saints since at least the 8th century. While there are many layers of meaning to the observance, remembering those who have died is a big part of the day. In a culture that seeks to avoid death, we embrace it and hear that “our tears will be wiped away” that “those who...


Oct 30, 2017

On this Reformation weekend we hear words of freedom in our Gospel reading. Jesus tells his listeners that “The truth will set you free.” The Jews who heard this already thought they were free, wondering, "who is this guy that he doesn’t know we are free?" At this time the Jews were living under the oppressive...


Oct 23, 2017

“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God,” Jesus says. (Matthew 22:21) A coin became a prop in this story and it bore the image of Caesar. So, in a way, it belonged to Caesar. The question then becomes, what bears the image of God?  Well, according to Genesis 1:26, we do! Imagine what...


Oct 16, 2017

Today we hear a parable that features a wedding banquet and the long guest list. Hear about the gracious invitation you are given to the banquet and who else will receive the invitation. Will you accept the invitation?