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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Jan 14, 2019

God’s word to the people of Judah who are facing the collapse of everything they hold dear and the chaos and suffering of life is: I love you, you are mine. (Isaiah 43)

This pronouncement is made over us as we are baptized, giving us an identity and purpose that transcends all the other attempts to make us fear and...


Jan 9, 2019

On Epiphany we remember the wise men who journey from Persia to Bethlehem following a star. In order to follow the star, someone had to first notice it. The star was in the sky for all to see -- why didn’t more people notice it? Or maybe they did and just didn’t take any action. Hear of the journey of those...


Dec 31, 2018

2018 is nearly gone and 2019 is almost here. In this time of making (and breaking) resolutions, we can try to do everything on our own. The culture tells us that we can do anything if we set our minds on it and work hard. Want to lose weight, just try harder and it will happen. Want to be nicer, well try harder and just...


Dec 25, 2018

“And Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) There was no room for Jesus. This shouldn’t surprise us. To this day, it is quite easy to be unable to find room for Jesus in the life of the world or...


Dec 23, 2018

Today is the 4th Sunday of Advent. Homes are decorated, Christmas Cards are arriving. Some cards will have scenes of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus with halos on their heads, surrounded by well-behaved animals. The picture looks planned, so well arranged, so peaceful. Not a stress in the world. Everyone is in their...