Monthly Archives: March 2015

Palm and Passion: The Whirl Wind Tour

It’s a victory parade. That’s what the palms proclaim at least. Palms were cut to wave and proclaim victory after a great battle or even after the Olympic events in Greece they were given as prizes as the wreaths were … Continue reading

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Divine Service, Holy Week, Lent, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, resurrection, sermon, Weekly Communion

Midweek Lent 5: Incarnation to Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-6 In the reading from Isaiah 49, the speaker calls us to attention: “Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar.” Are you listening? Who is it that is speaking? Listen and hear again, “The … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Get Out and Flee – Midweek Lent 4

Isaiah 48:17-22 Over and over again through our Isaiah readings we hear the the reminder of God as, “your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” And that’s where our Old-Testament reading for today begins: “The Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Snakes and Crosses, Lifted Up

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 Our bodies suffer from attacks from the outside world. Viruses and infections come from all around, jumping from person to person. The weather has affects on aches and pains of … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Lent, Lord's Supper, Old Testament, sermon

Midweek Lent 3: Gates Broken

Isaiah 45:1-8 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Gates have many functions. They keep things in and contained. The gates mentioned in our text are likely the well-known Ishtar Gates constructed … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Call Announcement

March 8, 2015 Dear saints at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Nearly five years ago Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School in Carson City, NV called a seminarian to serve as their pastor. In doing so … Continue reading

Posted in Pastoral Office

The Temple Overturning Hearts and Lives

Lent 3B: Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:12-25 Dear saints of God at Bethlehem Lutheran, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. You have heard this morning in our Old Testament that which has become very … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Lent, Old Testament, resurrection, sermon

The Lord’s, And There Is No Other

Midweek Lent 2: Isaiah 44:1-8 As Isaiah proclaimed these words there were other great matters to be concerned about for the people of Israel. The Assyrians were in the midst of overtaking the northern kingdom of Israel. These were not simply … Continue reading

Posted in hymnody, Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Covenant Promise, Everlasting, Given Without Fail

Lent 2: Gen. 17:1-16, Mark 8:27-38 Dear saints of the covenant, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. How often have you promised something? Truthfully, many of us make promises without intending … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Old Testament, sermon