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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Jan 20, 2020

Paul knows the congregation has lots of troubles. Their dysfunction is not revealing the hope of Christ to anybody. We live in a world, not unlike Corinth, where the Church is as likely to reveal despair as it is hope. The opening of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians sets a tone for how he will address the...


Jan 13, 2020

Words are important.  We use them everyday to communicate in casual conversation, work correspondence, and handling basic activities around the house.  Words are the building blocks of communication.  Today we hear some important words for God at the baptism of Jesus.  I invite you to hear those words and listen to what...


Jan 6, 2020

As the twelve days of Christmas comes to a close once again we might wonder what difference it makes that the “Prince of Peace” was born. We are a nation functionally at war, violence is in the streets, death is still a grim reality. The hope we are supposed to have in a world changed by Christ seems a...


Dec 30, 2019

We are called to the work of Christmas, not just during this twelve-day feast but all year long. As we prepare to begin another new year and another decade, we are called anew to witness to a changed reality, to the hope that has been born in us. We are called to proclaim to the world that the darkness has not...


Dec 27, 2019

Our best attempts to have a Merry Christmas often end up like inflatable holiday lawn decorations – deflated and unplugged from the light. In a world that frightens us and causes despair, we need something more than “good cheer” because the world so often seems against us.  Hope is born when Christ is born. Hope...