Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sermon for Sunday After Christmas

NOT yet New Years Eve/Circumcision and Naming of Jesus. Today is the Sunday after Christmas. And here is my sermon. A few typos, but I said them right. Go anywhere today and people will wish you a happy New Year. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sermon for Christmas Day

In the classic movie “A Christmas Story” Ralphie notes that the entire kid year revolves around Christmas. True. What I want for Christmas, what I got for Christmas, and what I want next Christmas. As we grow into adulthood we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Funeral Sermon for Martha Lenz

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Based on the Gospel reading, John 11:20-27 When someone dies suddenly, you often hear, “At least they didn’t suffer”. When someone dies after a long illness, you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Sermon for Advent 3

Today is Rejoice! Sunday. The Introit begins & ends with “Rejoice in the Lord Always! Again I will say Rejoice!” The color of the candle is rose today (it isn’t actually pink, it’s rose.) A little bit lighter, a little … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Properly Unimportant

It has come to my attention recently that my name is known among the movers and shakers in our synod. I’m really sad to discover that. I have always considered myself unimportant, and content to remain so. According to what … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

A Regretful Goodbye

It looks like my congregation will be bidding a sad farewell to the Concordia Publishing House Sunday School curriculum. I’m not happy to do that. Last summer we even looked at other (less expensive) options. Our conclusion was that you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Best Year Ever!

I’d like to thank all my readers for making this the best year ever for my blog! The numbers are small, compared to real blogs and professional bloggers. But even so, it’s nice to know that some people are stopping … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment