Weekday Devotion: Psalm 27
September 16th, 2020
This begins a series of Psalm devotions for upcoming Sundays. These are written by Rev. Christopher Antonetti and adapted from The Psalms: A Devotional Commentary by C.M. Zorn....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
September 14th, 2020
Joseph stood before his brothers as a man who had suffered many wrongs in his life. Everything that he had suffered could be traced back to them. Yet now the tables had turned. He was the second most ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
September 7th, 2020
A fault in many man-made religions is that they have no idea what to do with children. It’s easy to make a way of life for adults, encouraging them to deeper mystic spirituality, a more moral way of l...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
August 31st, 2020
These three things – deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow him – are simple, but that doesn’t mean they are easy. The difficulty combined with the fact that “disciple” is a “churchy” word can ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Memorial of Allen Thomason, August 29, AD 2020
August 29th, 2020
Waiting is never pleasant. It’s never what we want to do. Waiting is what we do when we are trying to do something else. Yet Isaiah says here that those who have waited are those who will be glad and ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, AD 2020
August 26th, 2020
Herod was the typical character who saw himself as the star of his own story. This is common for all of us in our sinful flesh, especially kings, pastors, and others in authority who really do have a ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
August 24th, 2020
In the first century there were all sorts of ideas concerning who Jesus is. King Herod, who killed John the Baptist, saw Jesus as a resurrected John, riling up the people with his calls to repentance....  Read More
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Sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
August 17th, 2020
In early versions of Luther’s Small Catechism, each section of questions and answers would be matched with a woodcut, or picture, depicting a scene from a Bible story. The point of this was to show th...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
August 10th, 2020
Jesus pulls back the veil, revealing his divine power, telling them to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. For in the midst of a turbulent sea, in the darkest part of the night, the creator o...  Read More
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Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
August 2nd, 2020
In a rare moment, St. Matthew shows us the inner workings of Jesus mind. He retreated alone, and the people followed. Jesus’ response is compassion. He doesn’t work out of frustration or annoyance, tr...  Read More
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Sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
July 27th, 2020
Hearing the words “kingdom of heaven” can bring to mind some sort of fantasy land of castles in the clouds, “fairyland” might be a good substitute name for it. The kingdom of heaven sounds like a plac...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
July 20th, 2020
We know about the kingdom of heaven, we understand Jesus is working, but it doesn’t look like it. Yet Jesus tells us, keep following, keep listening. God is reigning right now and to follow Jesus is r...  Read More
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