Living Wet with Isaiah and Jesus

The readings for the Baptism of Our Lord are: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.

The Rev. Amy E. Reumann was our guest preacher. She is the Director of ELCA Advocacy in Washington, DC. Pastor Amy joined us for our Adult Forum and preached for us as part of our ongoing series focusing on the Social Ministries that we are a part of outside our walls.

You can listen to her sermon here:

Blessings on your week!

The Inescapable

Happy New Year! We begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. This year we will focus on the story of Jesus told by Luke in his gospel.

The readings for this First Sunday of Advent are: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25; I Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

May God direct your ways in peace, make you abound in love for one another and for all, and strengthen your hearts until the coming of our Lord Jesus.

On Lasting Peace, Shattered Glass, and Widows:

The readings for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time are: I Kinds 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

Today we marked several occasions: The 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, and Veterans’ Day.

Shortly after Pastor Jay’s sermon, we tolled our bells at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month and took a moment of silence to remember the fallen and pray for lasting peace even in our own day.

This day, amid celebrations and lamentations, may you know God’s lasting peace.