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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Sep 13, 2021

You know the old saying about sticks and stones. It ends by saying the words can’t hurt us. It’s a lie. Words can inflict some of the deepest and most abiding wounds we bear. According to James, our tongues – the words we say – both betray our true selves and do great damage to each other and the whole...


Sep 7, 2021

With all of the struggle and suffering in the world, it is good that scripture reminds us God has promised to redeem everything, someday; to wipe away tears, someday; to put an end to even death, someday. But when? How long must we wait? Scripture also tells us that the coming of God’s kingdom (future) is perhaps...


Aug 30, 2021

In today's gospel Jesus is confronted by the scribes and Pharisees because his disciples are not following the tradition of the elders. Instead they are eating with unclean hands.  Jesus instructs that evil comes from within a person.  So how can we be cleansed from this evil?  Listen as we explore external traditions...


Aug 23, 2021

We live in a world of choices. From the car we drive, to the cereal we eat; from the career we choose to the place we live we have choices. Very few of these choices, however, are life or death choices. Scripture tells us that faith is about a choice that does bear life and death consequences. First, God has chosen us....


Aug 15, 2021

In John’s gospel, one of the most challenging things Jesus says is that we must “eat his flesh and drink his blood.” What does this mean? Is it cannibalism? Is it a ghoulish take on the gentle Jesus we all know and love? It is about incarnation – the way in which God is manifest in Jesus Christ in flesh and...