Uncategorized The Holy Spirit our Helper and Comforter

The Holy Spirit our Helper and Comforter

The Day of Pentecost It is hard for us to look back at it, two thousand years later, and understand what a big deal Jesus’ coming was to the world. It is easier to read the gospel accounts and imagine Jesus with his band of twelve slightly goofy sidekicks traipsing around Jerusalem and the surrounding …

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Uncategorized God spoke to us through the prophets

God spoke to us through the prophets

To allow Pastor Jensen time for grieving, today we had the opportunity to hear the sermon which Deacon Poe had prepared to deliver a few weeks ago but was cancelled on account of snow. We are the Christian church, which means that we believe in the Christ. But how do we know that Jesus was …

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Uncategorized Abide in Love

Abide in Love

**Due to inclement weather, church is canceled today, January 2. Below is a sermon from a few months ago. Blessings on your week ahead! ** God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards, and co-opted …

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Uncategorized Jesus Calms the Storm

Jesus Calms the Storm

What are you afraid of? For a sailor or fishermen, a storm at sea is about as scary as it can get. One has no control over the weather and the raw power of the wind and water has destroyed many ships and taken thousands of lives. But what is a storm a sea to …

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Uncategorized The Kingdom of God Grows

The Kingdom of God Grows

Churches across the land are dying. With Covid-19, attendance in many churches is down by fifty percent compared to two years ago. But even before that the size and number of churches was only a fraction of what they were fifty years ago. In many towns it is easy to find a traditional church building …

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Uncategorized At the Right Hand of God are Joy & Pleasure Forevermore

At the Right Hand of God are Joy & Pleasure Forevermore

The promise of pleasure isn’t something we typically associate with God. As with everything else in this world, our sinful nature corrupts joy and pleasure. We take it to the extreme, abuse it or use it as a numbing agent driven by our selfish desires. But God’s desires are pure. And He desires for us …

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Uncategorized March 24 – Lenten Vespers

March 24 – Lenten Vespers

Due to technical difficulties, the Midweek Lenten service will not be available until tomorrow (Thursday, March 25th). Apologies for any inconvenience.

Uncategorized The Lord’s Patience

The Lord’s Patience

We are living in the last days and so were the disciples. They wanted to know what would happen to them just as we want to know today. Jesus’ answer was not the happy prophecy they probably wanted to hear. After all, they were Jews and descendants of Israel and Abraham. They had been promised …

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Uncategorized If You, O Lord, Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

If You, O Lord, Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

What power is given to the Church to deal with errant sinners?  It is not force of arms–that is given to the kingdoms of the world.  It is not force of will.  That, too, is given to the kingdom of the world.  It is not shunning, and it is not shaming.  What, then? The power …

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Uncategorized They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.

They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.

  This week we discuss the difference between poverty and prosperity, and between belief and unbelief. From our human point of view, we are quick to see a rich man and say he’s been blessed, or a poor man and say that he’s virtuous. The difference that Jesus will judge us on, though, is not …

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