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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Nov 29, 2021

While celebrations and decorations begin to shape the holiday landscape spreading a form of cheer everywhere, the Church declares on this first Sunday of Advent – “The End is Near!” We know that in our bones. As Jesus points out the wars, pestilence, destruction, and cosmic threats of his age, they all sound a...

Nov 21, 2021

We live in an age where truth is relative. Everyone has "their own" truth. One result is that no common truth exists to hold communities together. We are divided over everything. Into that world comes Jesus Christ declaring, "I AM the truth."

Nov 15, 2021

Our Gospel reading seems strange, with a heaviness of doom surrounding it. The entire chapter of Mark 13 is a form of apocalyptic literature which was commonly used in the Jewish community during times of war. It contained code language that the Jews would understand and their oppressors would not.  Mark is relaying to...

Nov 8, 2021

On All Saints Sunday we celebrate that we are united, in Christ, with all the beloved who have died. We celebrate the faithful witness of those who were exemplars of faith in action. We also celebrate that, in the waters of baptism, we have been made saints – all of us. Yet, few of us feel very saintly. Saints are, in...

Nov 1, 2021

On this Reformation Day, we remember the search for truth that Martin Luther experienced and the conflict it generated within the church.  Whenever the church drifts from the truth, a reforming is necessary.  But what is truth? What does it look like and act like? Jesus tells us of Truth and how to find it.