Sent to Empty Tombs

May 16, 2021
For weeks now, you have heard me say that it is still the Easter season; today is the last Sunday of what is sometimes called Eastertide. We celebrate the Ascension of our Lord, which...

Setting Aside for the Sake of Love

May 09, 2021
A few weeks ago, I watched a movie made in 1941 titled “Sergeant York.” I had not thought of it again until I read today’s Gospel lesson. The movie is, evidently, based on a true story...

Do Not Underestimate the Good News

May 02, 2021
It is still the Easter season, as amazing as that seems. During this season, the first lessons are from the book of Acts, and often they have been the focus on these Sundays after...

God’s Vigilant Care and Dedicated Concern

Apr 25, 2021
Sermon 4-25-2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter Text: John 10:11-18 Pastor Jean M. Hansen  

Three Steps, Then GO!

Apr 11, 2021
I say: “He is risen,” and you say, “He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!” Let’s do it again, “He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!” We are still celebrating Easter! The Easter season...

But Wait … more Anxiety … and also Hope

Apr 04, 2021
Enter Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, three women, three disciples of Jesus. One would think that they would be joining us in proclaiming, “He is risen! He is...

We Stand at the Cross

Apr 02, 2021
Our service today includes the procession of the cross and its veneration. We have not used this service for a number of years, opting instead for the light to darkness theme of the...

What are You Always Doing?

Apr 01, 2021
Maundy Thursday Reflection April 1, 2021 Text: John 13:1-17, 31-35 Pastor Jean M. Hansen