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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Jul 15, 2019

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day in this neighborhood, would be mine, could you be mine, won’t you be my neighbor. That is how every episode of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood started. You would be invited to be Fred Roger’s neighbor. The topic of neighbors came up one time when Jesus was...

Jul 8, 2019

The hardest thing about being a disciple of Jesus is the fear. We are afraid to follow because of what it may cost us, we’re afraid to serve because we have needs of our own. For a people who have just celebrated Independence Day, it is remarkable that our fear and our desire to be in control keeps us enslaved, unable...

Jul 1, 2019

You really aren’t a swimmer if you’re hanging on to the side of the pool. You’re probably not a disciple if you’re holding on to anything other than Jesus. There are many reasons following Jesus is hard because of what one has to leave behind. The destination, however, is worth the sacrifice.

Jun 24, 2019

Today’s gospel lesson from Luke 8 tells about a time when Jesus healed a demon-possessed man.  The man was possessed by so many demons, they collectively called themselves Legion.  We’re told about the demons being cast out of the man and then being allowed to enter a herd of pigs.  Then the pigs drown themselves. ...

Jun 17, 2019

Where can truth be found?  If we can’t trust what we read in newspapers, or what we hear on television, how do we find truth? People have always been searching for truth. Yet so much of the world is shades of gray. Is it possible to know truth? On this Holy Trinity Sunday, listen to find out where truth is found.