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March 29, 2020

Gospel John 11 Pastor Alissa preaches from her home while we are all under quarantine. God calls forth abundant life.

March 22, 2020

Reading Colossians 1 – Pastor David shares where we are in this difficult time. Please forgive the volume levels. We are still fine tuning.

March 15, 2020

Gospel John 14:1-7 Pastor David preaches “It’s all different, but it all stays the same” We are worshiping on-line starting today.

March 8, 2020

Gospel John 3:1-17 Deaconess Charlotte Linberry preaches on Living into the Questions. <iframe title=”March 8, 2020″ src=”https://www.podbean.com/media/player/bwgxe-d5c410?from=usersite&vjs=1&skin=1&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=1″ height=”315″ width=”100%” style=”border: none;” scrolling=”no” data-name=”pb-iframe-player”></iframe>

God So Loved the World

Choir sings this beloved number. <iframe title=”God So Loved the World” src=”https://www.podbean.com/media/player/mf9dm-d5c3fe?from=usersite&vjs=1&skin=1&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=1″ height=”315″ width=”100%” style=”border: none;” scrolling=”no” data-name=”pb-iframe-player”></iframe>

March 1, 2020

Gospel Matthew 4:1-11 Pastor Alissa preaches on the first Sunday in Lent.

February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday

Gospel Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Pastor David preaches on Ash Wednesday.

February 23, 2020

Gospel Matthew 17:1-9 Pastor Rachel preaches on Lutheran Campus Ministry. She is joined by Jacob, Emma and Delaney.

February 16, 2020

Psalm 139 in place of the Gospel. Pastor Alissa preaches on Reconciling in Christ Sunday.

February 9, 2020

Gospel Matthew 5:13-20 Pastor David sprinkles some salt.

February 2, 2020

Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 Pastor David preaches on the Beatitudes. God’s words live and grow in us.

January 26, 2020

Gospel Matthew 4:12-23 Pastor Alissa reflects on Camp Sunday.

January 19, 2020

Gospel John 1:29-42 Guest preacher The Reverend Marilyn Miller calls us to action!

January 12, 2020

Gospel Matthew 3:13-17 Pastor David preaches “We are all praying for peace”

December 8, 2019

Gospel Matthew 3:1-12 Pastor Alexis discusses the Peaceable Kingdom and the brood of vipers.

December 1, 2019

Gospel Matthew 24:36-44 Pastor David ponders Unexpected and Mysterious

November 24, 2019

First reading Jeremiah 23: 1-6 Gospel Luke 23:33-43 Pastor Alissa preaches on Scattered and Scared.

November 17, 2019

Gospel Luke 21:5-19 Pastor David preaches: The Church Crumbling and Rebuilding. Be sure to listen to the hymn at the end.

November 10, 2019

Gospel Luke 20:27-38 Pastor Alissa preaches, Go ahead and ask your questions

November 3, 2019

Gospel Luke 6:20-31 Pastor David preaches on All Saints Sunday.

October 27, 2019 Stewardship

Amy and Kendra share their views on stewardship.

October 27, 2019

Reformation Sunday Psalm 46, Gospel John 8:31-36 Pastor Alissa preaches that God is with us through turmoil, long ago and now.

October 20, 2019 Stewardship

Stewardship message from Carl regarding “The Peoples Church”

October 20, 2019

Gospel Luke 18:1-8 Pastor David preaches, Never give up.

October 13, 2019

Gospel Luke 17 Pastor Alexis preaches.

October 6, 2019

Gospel Job 12:7-12 As we welcome Pastor David back from Sabbatical he shares photos and some things he learned.

September 29, 2019

Gospel Luke 16:19-31 Pastor Alissa wonders if we see each other.

September 22, 2019

Gospel Luke 16:1-13 Pastor Alissa speaks on the shrewd manager and ‘street smarts’

September 15, 2019

Gospel Luke 15:1-10 Heather preaches on “We all belong in God’s Family”

September 8, 2019

Gospel Luke 14:25-43 On Kick-off Sunday Pastor Alissa preaches “Will we follow where Jesus leads?”

September 1, 2019

Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14 Guest preacher Rev. Marilyn Miller challenges Lake Park to participate more.

August 25, 2019

Gospel Luke 13:10-17 Pastor Alissa preaches about healing.

August 18, 2019

Gospel Luke 12:49-56 Guest Pastor, Rev. Cheri Johnson speaks about a lovely cloudy day.

August 11, 2019

Gospel Luke 12:32-40 Pastor Alissa and the High School youth talk about their recent trip.

August 4, 2019

Gospel Luke 12:13-31 Deaconess Charlotte Linberry preaches.

July 21, 2019

Gospel Luke 10:38-42 Pastor Alissa preaches: Are you a Mary or a Martha?

July 14, 2019

Gospel Luke 10: 25-37 Pastor Alexis preaches on the strength of community.

July 7, 2019

Gospel Luke 10:1-11,16-20 Lay preacher, David Muller preaches: Be present with people.

June 30, 2019

Gospel Mark 4:35-41 Pastor Alissa preaches on Rest.

June 23, 2019

Gospel Mark 10:13-16 Pastor Alissa preaches on Sabbath and play.

June 16, 2019

Gospel John 16:12-15 Pastor David’s sermon on the interplay of Wisdom and God.

June 9, 2019

Pentecost Gospel John 14:15-17 Pastor David preaches that Pentecost is the consequence of Easter.

June 2, 2019

Gospel John 17:20-26 Confirmation of Baptismal vows by five young people.

May 26, 2019

Gospel John 14:23-29 Pastor Alissa on preparing the soil for planting peace.

May 19, 2019

Gospel John 13:31-35 Pastor Alissa preaches on God’s measuring stick.

May 12, 2019

Gospel John 10 Pastor David preaches on Mothers Day.

May 5, 2019

Gospel John 21:1-19 Kendra reflects on our partnership with El Salvador in the light of today’s Gospel.

April 28, 2019

Gospel John 20:19-31 Pastor Alissa preaches how God meets us where we are.

April 21, 2019

Gospel Luke 24:1-12 Pastor David preaches Easter Sermon.

April 7, 2019

Gospel John 12:1-8 Pastor David preaches on Extravagant Love for Jesus.

March 31,2019

Gospel Luke 15:1-3,11b-32 Pastor David preaches, We are all Lost and Found.

March 24, 2019

Gospel Luke 13:1-9 Pastor Alissa preaches on the Wideness in God’s mercy.

Gospel Luke 13. Pastor David preaches as he returned from Mens retreat.

March 10, 2019

Gospel Luke 4. Pastor Alissa preaches as she returns from El Salvador trip.

March 3, 2019

Gospel Luke 9:28-36 Pastor David preaches on Transfiguration about our face glowing from being in the presence of God.

February 24, 2019

Gospel Luke 6:17-38 God’s love disrupts our assumptions.

February 17, 2019

Gospel Mark 5. Pastor Alissa preaches on Summer Camp Sunday.

February 10, 2019

Gospel Luke 5. Pastor David preaches.

February 3, 2019

Gospel Luke 4. Pastor David starts by paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 13.

January 27, 2019

Gospel Luke 4:14-21 Deaconesses Becca & Charlotte Linberry share about their calls and Pastor Alissa delivers a blessing.

January 20, 2019

Gospel John 2:1-11 Pastor Alexis preaches on The Feast and Celebration.

January 13, 2019

Gospel Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Pastor Alissa preaches how we are baptized and sent out into a messy world.

January 6, 2019

Gospel Matthew 2:1-12 Pastor David preaches, Epiphany where all from different traditions are gathered together in God’s love.

December 30, 2018

Gospel Luke 2:41-52 Pastor Alexis asks: What are you wearing this Christmas Season?

December 24, 2018

Gospel Luke 2 Pastor Alissa makes room for the Christ child.

December 25, 2018

Gospel John 18:33-37 Pastor David preaches – My kingdom is not of this world.

December 23, 2018

Gospel Luke 1:39-55 Pastor David shares about Mary and Elizabeth.

December 16, 2018

Lessons & Carols with reflections by Deaconess Charlotte (pictured), Pastor Alissa and Pastor David.

December 9, 2018

Gospel Luke 3 – Second Sunday of Advent – Pastor Alissa preaches Prepare the way of the Lord.

December 2, 2018

Gospel Luke 21:25-36 Pastor David preaches on the first Sunday of Advent.

November 25, 2018

Gospel John 18:33-37 Pastor David preaches – My kingdom is not of this world.

November 18, 2018

Gospel Mark 13:1-8 Pastor Alissa preaches

November 11, 2018

Gospel Mark 12:38-44 Pastor Alissa “puts in her two cents”

November 4, 2018

Gospel John 11:32-44 Pastor David preaches on All Saints Sunday.

October 28, 2018

Gospel John 8:31-36 Pastor Alissa preaches Our God is staring down all of the fear and hatred of our world and defiantly saying NO to it.

October 21, 2018

Gospel Mark 10:35-45 Pastor Alissa talks sports!

October 14, 2018

Gospel Mark 10:17-27 Pastor David preaches on Healing Sunday.

October 7, 2018

Gospel Mark 10:2-16 Pastor David preaches on Pet Blessing Sunday.

September 30, 2018

Gospel Mark 9:38-50 Pastor Alissa takes out the garbage.

September 16, 2018

Gospel Mark 8:27-38 Pastor David preaches on, “Take up YOUR cross”

September 9, 2018

Gospel Mark 7:24-37 Pastor Alissa preaches on Hoping beyond hope.

September 2, 2018

Gospel Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Pastor Alissa preaches, No Tradition Required.

August 26, 2018

Gospel John 6:56-59 Pastor Alissa preaches on, Jesus invites us into relationship.

August 19, 2018

Gospel John 6:51-58 Pastor David shares the Wisdom in the windows

August 12, 2018

Gospel John 6:24-35 Pastor David preaches on Jesus, the true bread.

August 5, 2018

Gospel John 6:24-35 Pastor David shares bread, temporal and eternal.

July 29, 2018

Gospel John 6:1-14 Pastor Alissa preaches on being fed, toward abundant life.

July 22, 2018

Gospel Mark 6:30-34,53-56 Guest Preacher, Kevin Kretzmann Farrar shares: This is not what I was expecting!

July 8, 2018

Gospel Mark 6:1-13 Pastor Alissa preaches on Healing in our Homes.

June 24, 2018

Gospel Mark 4:35-41 God hears our cries for help.

June 17, 2018

Gospel Mark 4:26-34 Pastor David shares about Fathers Day.

June 10, 2018

Gospel Mark 3:20-35 Pastor Alissa preaches on Seeing Jesus in a thrift store.

June 4, 2018

The service of Ordination for Alissa Ann Kretzmann Farrar and Kevin Michael Kretzmann Farrar into the ministry of Word and Sacrament.

June 3, 2018

Gospel Luke 1:39-57 Intern Adam finishes his time at Lake Park celebrating God’s love in relationships.

May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday Gospel John 3:1-17 Salvation for everyone.

May 20, 2018

Confirmation and Pentecost 2018

May 13, 2018

Gospel John 17:6-19 Pastor David talks about his Mother praying for him.

May 6, 2018

Gospel John 15:9-17 Intern Adam preached about JOY, and we all listened.

April 29, 2018

Gospel John 15: 1-8 Pastor Alexis preaches on Loving God, Loving People, Bearing Fruit.

April 22, 2018

Gospel John 10:11-18 Pastor David preaches – To Know and to be known

April 8, 2018

Gospel Luke 6:37-42 On Lutheran Campus Ministry Sunday, Halle Mercier from Marquette shares “Accompanying God’s Children”

April 1, 2018

Gospel Mark 16:1-8 Pastor David preaches: Are you afraid of living? April Fools! Death is swallowed up by life!

March 25, 2018

Mark 14 and Mark 15 Read by members

March 11, 2018

Gospel John 3 God loves the world.

March 4, 2018

Gospel John 2:13-22 Pastor David preaches on Consuming Zeal

February 25, 2018

Gospel Mark 8:31-38 Pastor Alexis – Called to a life of sacrifice and service, Together.

February 18, 2018

Gospel Mark 1:9-15 Pastor Rachel Young-Binter on Lutheran Campus Ministry preaches on Leaning In to the Gospel.

February 11, 2018

Gospel Mark 9:2-9 Dr.Deanna Thompson shared her thoughts on the Virtual Body of Christ.

February 10, 2018

Consecration of Charlotte Linberry at Deaconess.

February 4, 2018

Reading of the Good News from Revelation 7:9-12. Pastoral Intern, Adam preaches on this Camp Sunday.

January 28, 2018

Gospel Mark 1:21-28 Pastor David preaches “What is This?”

January 21, 2018

First reading Jonah 3:1-10, Gospel Mark 1:14-20, Pastor David’s sermon Repentance 2018 style?

January 14, 2018

Gospel John 1:43-51 Deaconess Candidate Charlotte Linberry preaches on Hearing God’s Call.

January 7, 2018

Gospel Mark 1:4-11 Pastor David preaches on The Baptism of Our Lord and our own identies.

December 17, 2017

Pastoral Intern, Adam reflects on the Isaiah 61 reading. Pastor David reflects on the 1 Thessalonians 5 reading. Gospel John 1:6-8, 19-28.

December 10, 2017

Gospel Mark 1:1-8 Pastor David, Never underestimate baptism.

December 3, 2017

Gospel Mark 13:24-37 Intern Adam preaches – God is faithful.

November 26, 2017

Gospel Matthew 25:31-46 Pastor David preaches on Christ the King Sunday, What is the criterion for Sheep or Goat?

November 19, 2017

Gospel Matthew 25:14-30 Pastor David preaches on the Three Stewards

November 5, 2017

Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 Adam preaches for All Saints Sunday

October 29, 2017

Gospel John 8:31-36 Looking forward, Pastor David presents 9.5 questions for the church to wrestle with. Reformation Day 2017, 500 years

October 22, 2017

Gospel Matthew 22:15-22 Pastor Alexis preaches on Imitators and Examples and then is Blessed and Sent to her new call.

October 15, 2017

Gospel Matthew 22:1-14 Pastor David and LaVern say Welcome to the Banquet.

October 8, 2017

Gospel Matthew 21:33-46 The ones who will love the vineyard.

October 1, 2017

Gospel Matthew 21:23-32 Pastor Alexis preaches – The Whole Creation Cries

September 24, 2017

Gospel Matthew 20:1-16 Intern Adam explores Anger.

September 17, 2017

Second reading Romans 14:1 ff, Gospel Matthew 18:21-35 Pastor David preaches do not judge, but forgive.

September 10, 2017

Gospel Matthew 18:15-20 Pastor David and Bishop Paul tagteam sermon.

September 3, 2017

Gospel Matthew 16:21-28 Pastor David overcomes evil with good.

August 27, 2017

Gospel Matthew 16:13-20 But who do you say that I am?

August 20, 2017

Gospel Matthew 15:21-28 Thesis: God is greater than any previously held idea.

August 13, 2017

Gospel Matthew 14:22-33 Since In God, there is no distinction, then why are we so divided?

August 6, 2017

Gospel Matthew 14:13-21 Pastor Alexis – What Jesus can do with NOTHING.

July 30, 2017

Gospel Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 Intern Adam has Parables with participation.

July 23, 2017

Gospel Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Intern Adam speaks on nurturing the wheat and pulling the weeds.

July 16, 2017

Gospel Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Pastor Julio speaks- United by the Sprit of God.

July 9, 2017

Gospel Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Pastor David preaches in the park.

July 2, 2017

Gospel Matthew 10:40-42 Pastor David – Freedom was never just for yourself; It was freedom to care for others.

June 25, 2017

Gospel Matthew 10:24-39 Intern Adam speaks of, “Disrupting the peace of power and privilege.”

June 18, 2017

Gospel Matthew 9:35-10:8 Pastor David speaks.

June 11, 2017

Gospel Matther 28:16-20 Trinity Sunday Pastor Alexis speaks, Always Us Together.

June 4, 2017

Gospel John 20:19-23 On Pentecost Pastor David talks about many gifts but one Spirit.

May 28, 2017

Gospel Luke 24:44-53 Intern Adam on Ascension.

May 21, 2017

Gospel John 14:15-21 Confirmation Sunday

May 14, 2017

Gospel John 14:1-14 Once no people, now God’s people. Pastor David preaches on Mother’s Day and Wyatt is Baptized.

May 7, 2017

Gospel John 10:1-10 Pastor Alexis speaks of Abundant Life.

April 30, 2017

Gospel Luke 24:13-35 Pastor David walks the road to Emmaus.

April 23, 2017

Gospel John 20:19-31 Intern Adam: Revealing God in the Wounds.

April 16, 2017- Easter Sunday 10am

Gospel Matthew 28:1-10. Celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord with an ancient hymn.

April 15, 2017- The Great Vigil of Easter

Gospel 20:1-18 Intern Adam preaches the Easter Vigil message.

April 13, 2017- Maundy Thursday

Gospel John 13:1-17, 31-35. Pastor Alexis and Deaconess Charlotte preach: We Need Each Other.

April 9, 2017- Palm Sunday

The Passion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

April 2, 2017

Gospel John 11:1-45 Sermon by Pastor Alexis-Speaking Life (to dry bones)

March 29, 2017

Reading: Exerpts from Hosea. Guest, Linda Neff from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin shares her greeting and Pastor Alexis reflects on Gomer.

March 26, 2017

Gospel John 9:1-41 Vicar Adam: Accepting Our Blindness, Revealing Our God.

March 19, 2017

Gospel John 4. Pastor Alexis preaches on Telling the Truth.

March 12, 2017

Gospel John 3:1-17 The wind blows where it will. Click here to listen!

March 5, 2017

Matthew 4 – Feast of Fools – Guest preacher Pastor Jared.

February 26, 2017

Gospel Matthew 17. Celebrating the Lutheran Campus Ministry on Transfiguration Sunday with Pastor Rachel Young-Binter.

February 12, 2017

Gospel Matthew 5:21-25 The Rev. Aida Muniz preaches – First be Reconciled to Your Brother or Sister.

February 5, 2017

Gospel Matthew 5:13-20 Holy scripture in one hand and your news feed in the other.

January 29, 2017

Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are you.

January 22, 2017

Gospel Matthew 4:12-23 Sermon:Called in the Dark.

January 15, 2017

Gospel John 1:29-42 Steffen draws upon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s sermon “But If Not”

January 8, 2017

Gospel Matthew 3 The Baptism of Our Lord

December 24th, 2016

Gospel Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve  

December 24, 2016

Gospel Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve

December 18, 2016

Gospel Matthew 1:18-25 To choose what is difficult …

December 11, 2016

Advent reflections with Brian, Ann, Adam, Heather and Pastor David.

December 4, 2016

Gospel Matthew 3:1-12  #YouBroodOfVipers or #PeaceableKingdom

November 27, 2016

Gospel Matthew 24:36-44 First Sunday of Advent 2016

November 20, 2016

Gospel Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King Sunday

November 13, 2016

Gospel Luke 21:5-19 Sunday after the election. Feel, Work, Testify.

November 6, 2016

Gospel Luke 6:20-31 All Saints Sunday.

October 30, 2016

Gospel John 8:31-36 Embracing the Spirit of Reformation

October 23, 2016

Gospel Luke 18:9-14 Say the names …

October 16, 2016

Gospel Luke 18:1-8 Shannon, Laura and Bill recap the previous Zeidler Listening session in preparation for the final session.

October 9, 2016

Gospel Luke 17:11-19 Guest speaker Bishop Medardo Gomez from the Salvadoran Lutheran Church with translation by Mary Campbell.

October 2, 2016

Gospel Luke 17:5-10 Saint Francis and pet blessings

September 25, 2016

Gospel Luke 16:19-31  God has a plan to bridge the great chasm, but in the mean time …

September 18, 2016

Gospel Luke 16:1-13 Intern Adam Moreno preaches on the dishonest manager.

September 11, 2016

Gospel Luke 15:1-10  Always welcoming the lost.

September 4, 2016

Gospel Luke 14: 7-14 Choose life!

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