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January 15, 2023

Second Sunday after Epiphany, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

John 1:29-42 In 2011, Minnesota astronomer Parke Kunkle innocently stated in an interview that the Earth’s wobbly orbit means it’s

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September 25, 2022

16th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Luke 16:19-31 More than twenty years ago, I traveled to Fes’, Morocco, for the World Sacred Music Festival.  The heart

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September 18, 2022

15th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor and theologian

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August 28, 2022

12th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Luke 14:1,7-14 <screen picture of dinner at Alburgue, St. Jean pied de port> This was the first dinner on the

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September 20, 2021

17th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Two summers ago, our denomination became the country’s first “sanctuary church

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August 16, 2021

Mary, Mother of Our Lord; Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Isaiah 61:7-11; Psalm 34:1-9; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55 I made it through the entire reading of that Gospel lesson without

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July 11, 2021

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Mark 6:14-29 If you’ve visited any art museum, you’ve no doubt seen a rendering of today’s gospel text.  From Caravaggio

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