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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Nov 28, 2022

Holiday preparations are afoot, and they bring us some cheer. Advent, however, is about more than cheer, it is about hope. We hope for a world at peace. We hope that the violence and shootings will end. We hope the hungry will be fed. All these things can seem like wishful thinking, naïve longing for something that...


Nov 21, 2022

This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday. Today’s Gospel text from Luke sure doesn’t seem like it should be read on Christ the King Sunday. There is one word that can trip us up. “If” is a word that can cause us a lot of problems in our lives. Cause us to doubt ourselves. And it can cause us to doubt God’s...


Nov 14, 2022

When Jesus and the disciples leave the Temple today, they comment on how grand it is. And Jesus, never one to forego an opportunity to teach, tells them that this temple will one day no longer be standing. I am sure that they heard this news as bad news. After all, the temple was the center of Jewish religious life. But...


Nov 7, 2022

The Festival of All Saints is a day to remember the beloved dead who have gone before us. More than that, it is a day to ponder how the faithful people of God face the evil, suffering, and darkness of the world as the “communion of saints.” As people connected to Christ across time and space, we are bound together...


Oct 31, 2022

Most of us would proclaim that we are free. Free to do what we want, when we want; free to make choices and plan our life. Jesus questions our freedom. So does Paul. So did Martin Luther. Here is the question: If you have been made in the image of God to love as Jesus does, why don’t you do that? Maybe because...