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June 18th Sermon: Mismatches (Rev. Zollfrank)

Matthew 9:35 – 10:8Bethesda Lutheran ChurchJune 18, 2017Rev. Angelika Zollfrank Genesis 18: 1-15 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Amen. Welcome to the so-called ordinary time of the liturgical year. You can tell, less celebratory pomp and circumstance… It’s an […]

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June 11th Sermon: Holy Trinity Sunday (Paul Strike)

Sermon 6.11.2017—Holy Trinity SundayMatthew 28:16-20; Psalm 8; Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 “What is in a name?”  In the famous balcony scene in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,Juliet has a monologue where she talks about names.The one that she loves, Romeo, belongs to the Montague family,Sworn enemies of her own family, the Capulets.The two are forbidden to […]

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June 4th Sermon: Pentecost Sunday (Rev. Angelika Zollfrank)

 John 20:19-3119When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. […]

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May 28 Sermon: Where Do We Go From Here? (Paul Strike)

May 28, 2017Acts 1:6-14; John 17:1-11“Where do we go from here?”By Paul Strike, Parish Assistant Well, Bethesda Lutheran Church, the time has come.We have reached that point that we never thought would happen:Pastor Tim is officially on sabbatical!You all are probably keenly aware of this by now,Because he did his best to keep it at the […]

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May 21 Sermon Put it in Drive

May 21, 2017John 14:15–21Alleluia!  Christ is risen!Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!Why are you here? Why are you here today? Could you talk about a starting point, a place where you put the gear from Park or Neutral and into Drive, as you began the journey of faith? Or have you just been carried somehow, like on the […]

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May 14 Sermon: God don’t make junk

May 14, 2017Acts 7:55–60; 1 Peter 2:2–10; John 14:1–14  Alleluia!  Christ is risen!Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!      What we need is here,What we need is here.  At 17th and Tioga Streets in North Philadelphia there stood an impressive stone structure that punctuated the corner.  It was called Nativity Lutheran Church, where I served for one year as vicar.  […]

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May 7 Sermon: Jesus is, like, a door

May 7, 2017Acts 2:42–47; Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19–25; John 10:1–10 Alleluia!  Christ is risen!Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!      Words describing the nature of Jesus sometimes crash into one another.  We sing “Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,” and “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, who blood set us free to […]

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April 23 Sermon Showing up

Second Sunday of Easter April 23, 20171 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Alleluia! Christ is risen!Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!   I have a favor to ask you. Be present for one another.  Choose words that build up.  Participate as you are able in this life that Christ gives, this spirited life that says the resurrection life is […]

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April 16 Easter Day sermon Mega joy

Easter DayApril 16, 2017Matthew 28:1-10  Alleluia! Christ is risen!Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!We are confronted with the resurrection today, and I mean it bowls you over with the crash of an earthquake and the strobe light of the angel, who plops onto the rolled away stone.  The guards shaking and quaking and flopping like dead men […]

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April 15 Vigil of Easter Sermon Crazy on fire

Easter VigilApril 15, 2017John 20: 1-18 Come, true light.Come, life eternal.Come, hidden mystery.Come, treasure without name.Come, reality beyond all words.Come, person beyond all understanding.Come, rejoicing without end.Come, light that knows no evening.Come, unfailing expectation of the saved.Come, raising of the fallen.Come, resurrection of the death.–Simeon the New Theologian, Tenth Century  Oh, what a bright night!Oh, what a […]

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May 28 Sermon: Where Do We Go From Here?

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