December 25, 2021

Christmas Day, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-4; John 1:1-14 Earlier in December I found myself in a conversation with an acquaintance of

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December 19, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Luke 1:39-55 I want to come back to the snakes.  Last week, we heard John the Baptist call his listeners

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December 25, 2020

Christmas Day, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

John 1:1-14 A few years ago, Gloria Dei decided to dig into repairs of its building that had stymied several

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December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve (12/24/2020), Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 Here we are. Christmas Eve. Actually, here we are not. I’m standing in

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December 20, 2020

Fourth Sunday in Advent, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Luke 1:26-38 Dearly Beloved, I grew up in Cincinnati, a town so Catholic that my friends often asked if Lutherans

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