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August 13th Sermon: Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid (Paul Strike)

Matthew 14:22-23, 1 Kings 19:9-18 There is a painting in the Narthex,In line with the center aisle.You really can’t miss it—it’s pretty massive.It is, of course, a painting depictingA dramatic moment from our Gospel reading for today.Peter, with white hair and beard,Is about waist-deep in the tumultuous waters.He stares wildly up at Jesus.His left hand clings […]

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August 6th Sermon: Miracles upon miracles (Rev. Zollfrank)

Matthew 14:13-21 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,Miracles upon miracles…. Our story this morning is full of them! Butbefore we can really appreciate all the miraculous happenings, let meset the scene…Our text this morning says, “when Jesus heard this, he withdrew…But when the crowds heard it, they followed him….” What did Jesushear? And what did the […]

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July 23rd Sermon: The Difficult Grace of Doing Nothing (Rev. Zollfrank)

Matthew 13:24-4324He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the […]

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July 16th Sermon: The Sower (Rev. Zollfrank)

Matthew 13:1-23 13That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow.4And as he sowed, […]

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July 9th Sermon: Light Burdens, Easy Yokes (Paul Strike)

Text: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden […]

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July 2nd Sermon: False News or God’s News? (Rev. Zollfrank)

Matthew 10: 40-42Bethesda Lutheran ChurchJuly 2, 2017 Holy One of Blessing, may we welcome the truth of your word for us. Let us find reward in the welcome we extend. Satisfy our thirst to feel and share your love now among us. Amen. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I don’t know about you, but in the last […]

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June 25th Sermon: Do not be afraid (Rev. Zollfrank)

Matthew 10 Bethesda Lutheran ChurchRev. Angelika ZollfrankJune 25, 2017  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O God, my strength, and my redeemer. Amen. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, “Have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret […]

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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?

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