Category Archives: Lent

Maundy Thursday, In Remembrance

Audio Here Most of us would wish at times to have a better memory. It would make things easier, we’d stay in contact better with people if we remembered them all, we’d recall all we’ve heard and all our tasks … Continue reading

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Good Friday Sermonettes

Listen here: A series of short sermonettes (alternating between Pastor Amen and Vicar Brown) highlighting different aspects of our Lord’s Passion. In between the conflation of the Passion of the four gospels from the LSB Altar Book.

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Faith of a Child: Maundy Thursday

Listen here Most every child and parent goes through it. It’s late in the evening, kids are tired out, and they are placed safely into the car seat. Not ten minutes into the ride home they are sound asleep and … Continue reading

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Palm and Passion: Celebration to Victory

Listen here It was the palm branches that made this day unique, and then again, it wasn’t. For centuries, the church has memorialized today, the first day of Holy Week, as Palm Sunday because of the palm branches and cloaks … Continue reading

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The Test: Lent 1

Listen here In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our culture is quite smitten with the yin-yang symbol from Chineses Taoism philosophy. In the dark half there is a contrasting dot … Continue reading

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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