Jan 23, 2021
In the daily grind of work, we can get worn down and burnt out. Jesus invites us to a new life of joy and purpose.
Jan 16, 2021
Today we hear the story of the Calling of Samuel. It takes courage to listen when God is calling and to respond to the call in humility and obedience. Your story is different than Samuel's, but just as important. You are called by name through the waters of baptism to the ministry of following Jesus.
Jan 9, 2021
Humans cannot survive, it seems, without establishing divisions between people. As a nation we are more divided than ever. Divisions between races, genders, sexual identity, class are tearing us apart. Is there any Good News that can address our fatal flaw of raising walls that divide? The Gospel of Mark offers a vision...
Jan 2, 2021
Darkness is all around us in the form of disaster, disease and death. The only light that can truly illuminate is of God. Our effort to make our own light produces weak reflection and bulbs that burn out. So where do we find a light in the darkness that shines eternally? What is the source of the light that can...
Dec 26, 2020
Today's sermon is preached by Bishop Amy Current of the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA. We meet Simeon and Anna, two righteous, devout, and prophetic elderly adults who are waiting for the salvation of the world. Their waiting is over as the Christ child is revealed to them.