The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

February 16, 2020 Luke 6:27-38 and Genesis 45:3-11, 15 It was August of 2000 in Lake County, South Dakota. St. Peter Lutheran Church, a beautiful little fieldstone church out in the countryside, was ransacked by vandals. They broke windows, smashed lights, and flipped...
The Power of Forgiveness

Faith Like a Well-Watered Tree

February 9, 2020 Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1, and Jeremiah 17:5-10 It was 1924 and Myrtle had just begun teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. Then the message came. Her father had died suddenly at age 48. A heart attack had taken him. That beginning teacher salary would now...
The Power of Forgiveness

Going Fishing!

February 2, 2020 Luke 5:1-11 and Isaiah 6:1-8 I know we have some folks here who enjoy fishing. I imagine some of you anglers have come home and told amazing fish stories. Fish stories often talk about the big one that got away or the bait that made the fish jump onto...
The Power of Forgiveness

Jesus’ Mission, Immanuel’s Mission

January 26, 2019 Luke 4:14-21 In a small town, it’s kind of fun watching the kids grow up. Sometimes they go off to college or the military and then return. It takes some adjustment to think of John’s son or Kathy’s daughter as an adult. After all, you knew them when...
The Power of Forgiveness

A Sign of Belief

January 19, 2020 John 2:1-11 A wedding celebration – a day filled with hope and excitement. A day rooted in love and flowing with anticipation. A day when the two become one, taking on a new identity as husband and wife. What’s the best wedding you’ve attended? Maybe...
The Power of Forgiveness

Going Home Another Way

January 12, 2020 Matthew 2:1-12 Who still has their Christmas tree up? We do! It’s nice to enjoy those Christmas lights just a little longer. And during this season of Epiphany, we continue to celebrate God’s son come to earth in human form, Jesus Christ, the light of...