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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

May 30, 2017

The Ascension of Jesus can leave us staring into the sky, waiting for heaven and worried about the End, just like the disciples in the book of Acts. When Church and faith become all wrapped up in what happens when we die and when Jesus will return, we miss the hope and grace revealed in the Ascension of Jesus. Ascension...

May 22, 2017

Our compassionate and generous God will not leave us orphaned. Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, to guide, comfort and befriend us. The Spirit dwells within us and inspires us to reveal Christ to the world, in and through our love for one another.

May 15, 2017

Today Jesus says good-bye to his friends. He wants them to know that it will be ok; they need not worry. We often have difficulty thinking that things will be ok. How often life seems unmerciful and unforgiving. Hear the promise of Jesus and where to look for mercy.

May 8, 2017

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. This is the mystery of our faith. Most of us do OK thinking about Christ’s death in the past. Maybe we even are OK with a sense of Christ’s return or eternal life when we die. The biggest mystery is the resurrected Jesus as present, material, concrete...

May 1, 2017

Hope can be a fleeting thing. We hope for many things that leave us disappointed. That sends us down wrong roads, trying to make the future out of the past; trying to find hope in things that cannot deliver anything but despair, in the end. Two disciples headed home recalling the past glory of Emmaus, had hoped Jesus...