Category Archives: Baptism

Vigil of Easter – This Easter Is For You!

Audio of this sermon may be found here. If you have lived a good life, if you have served the Lord all your days, been faithful in all things and suffered for the Truth, then rejoice. This Easter victory is … Continue reading

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Humble Faith

Third Sunday after the Epiphany: 2 Kings 5, Matthew 8 Listen Here When something goes wrong we expect instant perfection. Sure we understand the need for patience, at least in theory; but in practice it is often quite lacking. We … Continue reading

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Circumcision and Name of Jesus, New Year’s Eve

Merry Christmas! On the eighth day of Christmas, we are given some cutting-edge theology: Baby Jesus was circumcised! Blood shed. Baby blood. The covenant was kept–just like it was with every male, Jewish child. When the eighth day rolls around, … Continue reading

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Rev. Dr. Marion L. Hendrickson

Isaiah 25:6-9, John 11:17-44 Dear Connie, Matthew, and Michael, beloved family members, dear brothers in the ministry, saints gathered today, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In just two short weeks … Continue reading

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Image and Likeness

Audio Link, Proper 22B: Gen.2:18-25, Hebrews 2:1-18, Mark 10:2-16 There are many things that are basic in life. The basics are needed for a person to build on. Learning the ABCs is basic for education. Learning to boil water is … Continue reading

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The Flood That Sanctifies

(Audio) Proper 12 B: Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 6:45-56 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. When you see a rainbow in the sky, what’s your first thought? Is it … Continue reading

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Easter 3 and Confirmation: Acts 9, Blinded By Light

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! We live in a time when glowing personal testimonies are often regarded as God’s sure action.People may yawn at Scripture texts but get goose bumps over something that has no sure … Continue reading

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Baptism: The Happy Exchange

Dearly beloved, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We have worshipped the Infant in the manger with shepherds. We’ve worshipped the Child with the Persians who followed the star. Today we … Continue reading

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Lord, Don’t You Care?

Proper 7B: Job 38:1-11, 2 Cor. 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Nature can bring about great fear. Be it flooding rains, scorching droughts, damaging winds, or tornados, there … Continue reading

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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

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