Category Archives: Sermons

Maundy Thursday Sermon

Jesus institutes the blessed sacrament, but the Gospel reading is from earlier in the evening. Only recorded in John’s Gospel – Jesus gets up, takes off his outer garments, and begins washing their feet. Later, his garments will be taken … Continue reading

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Holy Week Tuesday Sermon

Today we hear from the Passion account according to Saint Mark. The shortest of the Gospels. The one that focuses on the miracles rather than the teaching of Jesus. The word Immediately is used more in Mark’s Gospel than in … Continue reading

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Sermon for Monday of Holy Week

In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (not Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead – this was just a parable) Jesus tells the people “They have Moses and the prophets. If they will not believe them, then … Continue reading

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Sermon for Palmarum

Today’s sermon doesn’t really address the whole “Palm” part of Palm Sunday. We did the Passion reading, and so it was based on a tiny section of that. Palm Sunday is – when we have confirmands – Confirmation Day. We … Continue reading

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Funeral Sermon for Debbie Osberg

Much could be said about today’s funeral, and about Debbie. But the best approach is probably to let God’s Word speak. Today’s sermon: [31] So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Sermon

Roads closed all over the county. Wife stuck in Cheyenne. Elder of the day on the other side of the snow drift that is his road. Members huddled in their homes, waiting for the weather to break. (Ok, probably not … Continue reading

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Sermon for Gaudete

Normally, I just post my sermon. Today, I’m adding a few comments. This is one of my favorite Gospel readings for the year. And yet it is one of the hardest to preach. John stands as the exemplar preacher in scripture. … Continue reading

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God’s 400 Year Mic Drop: Sermon for Advent 2

Malachi is the last of the prophets. The exact date of some prophets we don’t know. But Malachi is the last one. About 400 years before the birth of Jesus. After that – silence. 400 years of no prophets writing … Continue reading

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All Saints Day Sermon

All Saints Day. It’s actually November 1, but we move it to Sunday, in order to celebrate the saints who have gone before us. In our parish, this past year we saw Don Sherard transferred to from the church militant … Continue reading

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Sermon for Good Shepherd

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday.  It’s among the most comforting Sunday’s of the entire church year. In each one of the three readings, we are compared to sheep. Scattered sheep, straying sheep, hunted sheep. Sheep that are unable to help … Continue reading

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