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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Apr 10, 2021

Easter was a week ago and Jesus is safely risen into heaven and reset in his historical context. Like Thomas, we probably doubt there is much more to it than that. After all, is there anything real about resurrection today? Right now? According to the writer of I John, Jesus is as concrete right now as ever, and...


Apr 3, 2021

For the second Easter in a row, we are shrouded in the grip of a pandemic and a world of violence and death. What does the resurrection have to do with us? The women at the tomb share our shrouded joy. It is the prophet Isaiah who point us beyond to the culmination of the work Jesus began on that “eight day” of the...


Apr 2, 2021

During his trial, Jesus tells Pilate he has come to testify to the truth. Pilate’s response is, “What is truth?” We live in an age when the truth is a slippery thing. Jesus, on the cross, however, reveals the truth about all the people in the story and about each one of us. Further, the cross reveals the truth...


Apr 1, 2021

On this evening, Jesus gathers with his disciples for dinner, but they received much more. Jesus does something to his disciples.  He gives them a new experience along with a new command.  Jesus shows them how to love. Not any kind of love, but how to love like Jesus. He does this through his actions of washing their...


Mar 27, 2021

The passion of Jesus Christ is an enactment of love. It tells us the lengths to which God will go to embrace the world and love each and all of us. The Passion of Jesus Christ is the most powerful story of the generous undertaking Jesus embraced in his death.