Salvation by Reversal

Dec 19, 2021
The four blue candles are flickering; we have lit the candle of hope, the candle of peace; the candle of joy, and today, the candle of love. Only the white Christ candle remains, which...

Simple Fruit-Bearing

Dec 12, 2021
Sermon 12-12-2021 Third Sunday in Advent Text: Luke 3:7-18 Pastor Jean M. Hansen  

Being Refined in Advent

Dec 05, 2021
Some of you, perhaps many of you, upon hearing today's reading from the Old Testament book of Malachi, thought, "Why does that sound so familiar?"

HOPE Abounds

Nov 28, 2021
Advent begins today; how can that be? Kirby and Danny are affirming their baptisms today – or being confirmed. How can that be? In both cases my question refers to the passage of time...

Sow More Love, Awaken Greater Hope, Be Renewed

Nov 22, 2021
Sermon 11-21-2021 Christ the King Sunday Text: John 18:33-37 Pastor Jean M. Hansen  

The Universal Sting of Death

Nov 07, 2021
It’s a banner day for me! We read a portion of one of my all-time favorite Gospel lessons, and, at the end of the service, will be singing my favorite hymn – all seven verses of it....

A History Lesson in Grace

Oct 31, 2021
Happy Reformation Day! It is not just Reformation Sunday, but the actual day since it was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church...

On the Road of Faith

Oct 24, 2021
Bartimaeus went from sitting on the side of the road to following Jesus on the road. Before we contemplate how that happened, though, let me note that there are at least two ways to...