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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Sep 16, 2019

The Cross of Christ is so familiar a symbol it is hard to think of it as controversial or strange. Yet, Paul tells the Corinthians that it is “foolishness.” It rebukes the wisdom of the world. It judges human pretensions. To find the grace, mercy and radical, life changing love of God in the cross does require a...


Sep 9, 2019

Life is full of decisions, from determining what to make for dinner, to determining whether a job change is in order, or whether to relocate. Decisions require weighing the cost of our choices. But how do you determine how to weigh the cost and count the cost? What variables need to be considered? Listen to hear what...


Sep 3, 2019

On the cross, Jesus gave birth to a community born to emulate His love to the world. We often sing the glories of love, but living it out is what changes things. Love provides shape to the relationships we have, the values we trust and even the morals and ethics that define what is right. Too often, however, love...


Aug 26, 2019

When God is worshipped and served, Love rules. What gets in the way of Love’s rule is that we too often love rules. It is in the name of rule-keeping that we often fail to make a place at the table for those who don’t measure up, fit in, or mirror our own existence. Both the prophet Isaiah and Jesus have words...


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...