Category Archives: Saints

St. Matthias

Listen here First there were 12, then there were 11, and the Church was faced with a problem.  The perfect number 12 (the number of the tribes of Israel, for example) was lost by the son of perdition who refused … Continue reading

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Reformation; Sts. Simon and Jude

Audio link Today, October 28, is the day the church historically remembers Saints Simon and Jude.  This minor festival is normally bumped in favor of Reformation Sunday, so we rarely observe it. In the lists of the twelve apostles (Matthew … 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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All Saints

When we are bereft of dear ones, it is a tremendous shock. For a time we are stunned. Not everyone, can feel at once their continuing companionship. We should not for that reason despair. An adjustment must take place in … Continue reading

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled – Funeral Rosemary Smith

John 14:1-6 To the saints of God at Bethlehem Lutheran, dear people of Carson City, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. It matters not that this day has been looming for … Continue reading

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Holy Innocents: The Painful Reality of Christmas

Holy Innocents: Jeremiah 31:15-17, Matthew 2:13-18 How often do we read Scripture and just wonder, why? Why all this death? It doesn’t seem very Christmasy to be talking of such killings and death. We’ve spent this past week celebrating the … Continue reading

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Advent 3 – Patience For the One Who Comes

Advent 3: John 1:6-8, 19-28; Isaiah 61 Video here Dear people of God at Bethlehem, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Waiting is not something most of us do well. Our … Continue reading

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Advent 2: John the Baptist and Elijah

Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8 Dear saints, through the righteousness of God and of our Savior Jesus Christ you have received a precious faith; Grace and peace to you in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, St. Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew’s Day and First Sunday of Advent Happy New Year! No, I haven’t slipped a month. Nor did you slip into a turkey induced coma and sleep right through the so-called “holiday season.” Today is the Feast of St. … Continue reading

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All Saints

Readings: Revelation 7:2-17; Matthew 5:1-12 Dear saints of God, blessed are you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where … Continue reading

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