From the Pastors:

CHRIST THE KING, A Sermon by the Rev. Bob Wohlfort, November 22, 2015, Christ the King Sunday

h1 Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 11:40 am

Readings for Sunday, November 22: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Psalm 93, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37
                                                                                                   Christ the King
 Most liturgical celebrations of the church are quite old…think Advent, Pentecost, Baptism of Jesus…and, certainly, Christmas and Easter.  Until this past Tuesday when I was meeting with the Lutheran pastors of the New Hampshire conference, I assumed that […]

CALLED TO BE AN OFFERING, A Sermon delivered by the Rev. Susan P. Thomas, Sunday, November 8th, Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

h1 Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 11:20 am

Readings for November 8:  I Kings 17:8-16, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44

       If you were to read yourself into the story that Mark tells in our gospel text today, where do you think you would you find yourself? [Emilie Townes, Feasting on the Word, Year B]
       Would you notice yourself among the ostentatious, self-absorbed religious people […]

GIVING THANKS, A Sermon delivered on Sunday, November 1st, All Saints and Giving Thanks Sunday

h1 Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 11:14 am

All Saints/Giving Thanks Sunday (Stewardship)
Readings:  Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44
Giving Thanks
This is the day we give thanks for Jesus raising the dead to new life,for the saints who have gone before us and the saints who are yet among us.  For ALL the saints with whom God has surrounded us.
Martin Luther gave […]

OUR GREATEST HOPE AND FREEDOM, A Sermon by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas, October 25, 2015, Reformation Sunday and Celebration of the Life of Frances Sherley

h1 Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 10:10 am

October 25, 2015
Reformation Sunday and Celebration of the Life of Frances Sherley        
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 23, Romans 8:31-39, John 8:31-36
We’re marking Reformation Sunday today, but what is likely is that many of us are probably more aware that we’re in the Halloween season, the time when we enjoy pretending to be […]

DYING AND RISING WITH CHRIST, A sermon by the Rev. Susan P. Thomas, October 18, 2015, Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost and Baptism of Ethan Charles

h1 Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at 9:27 am

October 18, 2015
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost and Baptism of Ethan Charles
Readings:  Psalm 91:9-16, Mark 10:35-45
          Gracious and holy God, give us diligence to seek you, wisdom to perceive you, and patience to wait for you. Grant us, O God, a mind to meditate on you; eyes to behold you; ears […]

CALLED TO BE A DISCIPLE, A Sermon by Pastor Susan Thomas, October 11, 2015

h1 Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 9:14 am

October 11, 2015
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 
Readings:  Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Called to Be a Disciple

          There’s no question about what the prophet Amos, speaking on behalf of God, expects of us. Not to be seduced by riches made on the backs of the poor. To do justice and to speak […]

THE ST. FRANCIS (JESUS?) WAY, A Sermon by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas, October 4, 2015

h1 Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 9:59 am

Readings: Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12, John 1:1-5, 14-18
The St. Francis (Jesus?) Way
Perhaps you’ve seen on Facebook one of those internet videos or a nature program featuring an interspecies friendship—you know, the cat grooming the fox, the dog caring for the baby owl, the whale playing with the dolphin–and experienced […]

LUTHERANS OFFERING THE LONG WELCOME TO NEWCOMERS, Sermon delivered by Linda Hartke, September 27, 2015

h1 Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 9:03 am

Sermon delivered by Linda Hartke at Our Savior Lutheran Church
Refugee Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Readings: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50  
 Lutherans Offering the Long Welcome to Newcomers
Good morning.  What a joy it is to be with you, good people of Our Savior Lutheran Church and visitors.  And what a joy it is […]

PETER’S LITTLE DAUGHTER, A Sermon by the Rev. Susan P. Thomas, delivered September 20th, 2015, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

h1 Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2015
Readings: Jeremiah 11:18-20, Psalm 54, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37
       So today we have a scene where Jesus’ disciples are arguing together about who is the greatest. Well, no, that’s not quite right. We’re not given that actual full-blown scene—instead, we’re told Jesus intuits what was going […]

JAMES IS FUNNY THAT WAY, A Sermon delivered by the Rev. Susan P. Thomas, 09/13/2015

h1 Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 10:30 am

Reading for Sunday, September 13th, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Psalm 116:1-9, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38

Prayer–I ask you to hear how the traditional words I often pray before each sermon especially reflect our texts today. Please pray with me: 
      May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our […]

DON’T BE SATISFIED WITH HEARTBREAK, Sermon delivered by the Reverends Susan and Michael Thomas, 09/06/2015

h1 Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 11:45 am

Sunday, September 6, 2015, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Isaiah 35:4-7a, Psalm 146, James 2:1-10, 14-17, Mark 7:24-37
This week we heard and saw poignant evidence of the swelling global refugee crisis and its urgency. It should be impossible to hear the scripture lessons assigned for this Sunday without hearing and seeing that […]

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