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Scripture text: Luke 7:1-10
Gospel Text John 16:12-15
Pr. Elaina remembers the one-year anniversary of Pr. John Malzahn's passing. Pr. Elaina tells of how the Holy Spirit has been at work at Holy Trinity Church and our lives since his death.
Sermon Gospel John 17:20-26
Sermon Text John 14:23-29
Today's Sermon Text: John 13: 31-35
Today's sermon text: Acts 9:36-43.
This past Monday the Boston Marathon turned to tragedy when two bombs exploded along the final stretch. The rest of the week's news didn't get any better. How do we, as people of faith, view tragedy? We are Easter people and so trust that God is always working to bring life out of death! And as our story from Acts proclaims, God uses human hearts and hands for healing in the world.
Today's gospel text is from John 20:19-31. It's the story of Doubting Thomas, but really, that's an unfair description of the disciple. All the disciples had their doubts about Jesus' resurrection; no one greeted Jesus with, "Hey! Glad you're back! We knew you'd come!" We, like all the disciples, want proof. We reach for faith.
Gospel text: John 2:1-11. Jesus turns water into wine so that the party may go on! God's grace is like that--more than we ever deserve and far greater than we can ever imagine.
This sermon was shared the Sunday after the school shooting in Newtown, CT. The focus text was from the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Luke 1:39-55. The congregation joins in singing a song of lament in the middle of the sermon. The words of the hymn, "In Deepest Night," were written by Susan Palo Cherwien.
Focus text: Luke 21:25-36
25th Sunday of Pentecost
Focus text: Mark 13:1-8
Focus text: Mark 9:30-37
Focus text: Mark 8:27-38