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Proper 10 (Year A)

As the rain waters the earth, “making it bring forth and sprout,” so the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which He speaks it, granting joy and peace through the forgiveness of sins and producing the fruits of faith and love in those who are called by His name. Christ Jesus, the incarnate Word, opens our ears to hear, our minds to understand and our hearts to believe His Word, lest the evil one come and snatch it away. He thus transforms our rocky hearts into good soil that clings to the Gospel and bears good fruit.

Pastor Funke's message (mp3)

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Proper 09 (Year A)

Though we have died with Christ in Holy Baptism and are raised to new life in Him, each of us still host within ourselves a battle between the old Adam and our new creation. So we rejoice in Jesus Christ, our gentle King, who comes “righteous and having salvation” and speaks peace to our embattled hearts. By His blood of the New Testament He sets us free and returns us to the stronghold of our Baptism.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Proper 08 (Year A)

False prophets preach what their hearers want to hear, promising peace when there will be war, or famine, or pestilence. The preaching of truth confronts sin and death, and puts us at odds with the world. But we belong “to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” We are divided from all earthly ties, each of us even from our own life. Yet whoever takes up his cross to follow Christ finds new life in Him.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Proper 06 (Year A)

The incarnate Son has justified us by His blood and reconciled us to His God and Father. Whereas sin and death originated with Adam, forgiveness and life abound for all Adam’s children “through the one man Jesus Christ.” As He has gone up to God by His cross and resurrection, so does He bring us to the Father in Himself. Nor does He leave us “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” He sends shepherds with authority “to heal every disease and every affliction” by His forgiveness of sins. In their proclamation “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Pastor Funke's message (mp3)

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Trinity Sunday (Year A)

Our Triune God created all things and found them to be “very good.” The world fell into sin and decay, but Jesus raises up all the baptized, rescuing them from death and pouring out the Spirit upon them. He sends out His apostles to make disciples by baptizing all nations “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Our Triune God thus recreates us in the image and likeness of His incarnate Son and finds us to be very good.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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