Category Archives: Divine Service

Blessed is He Who Comes Rejected

Lent 2C: Luke 13:31-35, Jer. 26:8-15, Phil. 3:17-4:1 If you listened closely to the appointed scripture readings for today, the 2nd Sunday in Lent, there is a line in each reading that intimately connects them together.  The prophet Jeremiah speaks … Continue reading

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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

Invited, Clothed, and Fed

Matthew 22:1-14, Isaiah 25:6-9 Video, Proper 23A: 18th Sunday After Pentecost Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice. Dear invited guests of the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ: You don’t want to miss this grand celebration! It is the … Continue reading

Posted in Divine Service, Lord's Supper, Marriage, Parable, sermon

St. Michael and All Angels

Readings: Daniel 10:10-14, 12:1-3; Revelation 12:7-12; Matthew 18:1-11 It’s hard to think that such an important day would lose it’s history and significance in such a short time. Michaelmas, as it had been known, the day of St. Michael and … Continue reading

Posted in Angels, Catechism, Divine Service, Lord's Supper, Luther, sermon

Bethlehem Carson City, 55th Anniversary

Saturday September 13, 2014 Readings: Luke 19:10, 1 Cor. 1:1-18, Acts 2:42-47 To the church of God that is Bethlehem Lutheran, those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon … Continue reading

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The Church Gathered, That The Name Be Proclaimed

Acts 2:1-21 Alleluia, Christ is risen!   He is risen indeed, alleluia! It was 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead. 7 full weeks for those of you who like the numbers that the Scriptures present. A complete 7 … Continue reading

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Love and Keeping the Commandments – Easter 6

John 14:15-21 Alleluia, Christ is risen!He is risen indeed, alleluia! “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” It’s a hard saying. Most of you probably thought, “great, if I love God I have to obey all the commandments … Continue reading

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Ask And I Will Do It… Really?

John 14:1-14; Acts 7:51-60 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Nowhere is the devastation of sin seen more clearly than in our difficulty with prayer. Do you have a sense for how much … Continue reading

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Doubts, Fear, and Hiding. Peace.

Reading: John 20:19-31 (Acts 5:29-42) Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever have your doubts? Of course you do. You’ve waited for personal revelation. You’ve hoped to have an experience, perhaps without the tragedy and hardship, of … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Resurrection, Divine Service, Holy Week, Liturgy, sermon

All Things New – Easter 2014

Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10 Alleluia, Christ is risen!He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever get tired of it? Of course you do. There’s a reason for so many Christmas and Easter Christians. You get tired of it. We are … Continue reading

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