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Proper 07 (Year A)

The out­come of sin is death, but eter­nal life is a free gift of God. He has set us free from the slav­ery of sin and brought us from death to life. We are no longer con­demned by the law, but are saved by grace. Though we may be hated and maligned by the world for the name of Christ, we abide in the care of our Father in heaven. Christ is with us as a war­rior who has over­come our ene­mies. He deliv­ers your heart, mind, body and life into the land of the living.

Sum­mer Intern/​Seminarian Ben Venderhyde’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 Nettleton’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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Ascen­sion Sun­day (Year ABC)

After He rose from the dead, Jesus pre­sented Him­self alive to the Apos­tles, appear­ing to them and con­tin­u­ing to teach them about the king­dom of God. These vis­its came over the course of forty days, until the time arrived for Him to ascend to the right hand of the Father. Though the Gospel of Luke ends with Christ’s ascen­sion, the book of Acts, St. Luke’s con­tin­u­ing account to Theophilus, opens with it. The Ascen­sion is not the end of the story! Just as He promised, Jesus would not leave His peo­ple as orphans, but would come to them in a greater way. There­fore, Jesus tells the dis­ci­ples to wait for the Holy Spirit, who would clothe them with “power from on high.

A cloud took Him out of their sight,” but Jesus remains with His peo­ple through His Gospel and Sacra­ments. He comes to us in the Word, by the promise of His Father and the power of the Holy Spirit, whom He pours out upon “the church, which is His body.” We bless God and wor­ship Christ with joy, for He blesses us with for­give­ness, lifts us up in His hands, and seats us with Him­self “in the heav­enly realms.

Pas­tor Nettleton’s mes­sage (mp3)

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Sixth Sun­day of Easter (Year A)

The God who … gives to all mankind life and breath and every­thing” wants all peo­ple to seek Him. But in our sin­ful igno­rance, we humans turn instead to idols “formed by the art and imag­i­na­tion of man.” There­fore, while the risen Lord pre­pares us for His ascen­sion, He promises not to leave us “as orphans,” but will give “another Helper,” the Holy Spirit, to be with us for­ever through the preach­ing of “Jesus and the res­ur­rec­tion.

Guest Pas­tor Schmook’s mes­sage (mp3)

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