Monthly Archives: April 2015

Frediani Wedding

Dear Leo and Bethany, family, and friends gathered here today, grace to you and peace from God our Father and your bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Scripture begins and ends with marriage!  Genesis records the beautiful, naked, shameless love … Continue reading

Posted in Marriage

Fishy Business In the Resurrection

Easter 3: Luke 24:36-49, 1 John 3:1-7 (Side note: this was also my last Sunday at Bethlehem in Carson City, NV. Please pray for these dear saints as they call a new pastor and thank you for prayers as we … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Resurrection, resurrection, sermon

Doubts? Plenty Abound. Peace Be With You.

Easter 2B: 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31 To all the faithful at Bethlehem Lutheran, peace be with you. Amen. These disciples were among the cowards and those who doubted, it wasn’t just Thomas. Remember on Easter day we heard of … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Resurrection, Liturgy, sermon

Easter Vigil: Darkness to Light

(For the fourth year in a row, we rejoice in celebrating baptisms on this night as well! Thanks be to God!) It is the most holy of nights. The stars are brightly shining. It’s not the night of our dear … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Day of Resurrection, easter vigil, Old Testament, sermon

For The Lamb Is Slain and Now Begins To Reign

Good Friday: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ-Parts  (though with different readers for parts than noted) Behold, the Lamb of God. Lambs had a very specific purpose for God’s people. They were there to shed their blood because it was the … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, Lent, sermon

Maundy Thursday: The Lord Who Serves You

Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; John 13:1-15, 31-35 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. This night at 6pm does indeed start the Passover. As from the beginning in Genesis days were … Continue reading

Posted in Catechism, Holy Week, Lent, sermon