Sermon for Ad Te Levavi, the First Sunday in Advent, AD 2020
November 30th, 2020
Happy New Year! Today begins a new church year. It is the first Sunday of Advent. The world looks at this as the Christmas season, but for the church, that doesn’t start until Christmas day. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for a Day of Thanksgiving, November 25/26, AD 2020
November 25th, 2020
When old traditions stop it can make us uncomfortable. So here’s something traditional, something always associated with Thanksgiving – the Pilgrims - those hardy Englishmen and women who came to the ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Funeral of Marjorie A. Fischer, November 24, AD 2020
November 24th, 2020
For Advent means “coming,” and it is a season that anticipates the coming of Jesus as a baby in the manger in Bethlehem on Christmas morning. But this is not the only coming that Advent anticipates. A...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, AD 2020
November 23rd, 2020
Today’s reading from Matthew is often called the parable of the sheep and the goats, but it isn’t really a parable. It is a description of Jesus’ real judgment at the end of time. Jesus reveals this f...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
November 16th, 2020
Our world is full of distrust. We don’t have to look around much to see that trust seems to be at an all time low. Divided, polarized, split – all these terms are constantly used to describe the state...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
November 9th, 2020
All the virgins have come out to see the bridegroom and come in to the house where there will be the last part of the wedding festivities. But they don’t know when he will come. So as the church we ga...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for All Saints Day, AD 2020
November 1st, 2020
This is a day of great comfort, for we see that Christ our Good Shepherd cares individually for each Christian, and in the end those who are sealed by his Word shall never again face suffering, but wo...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, AD 2020
November 1st, 2020
The gospel writers give almost no information about Sts. Simon and Jude besides Simon’s name and Jude’s brief mention in John. The extrabiblical traditions about these apostles are also rather mixed a...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Reformation Day, AD 2020
October 26th, 2020
“A Mighty Fortress is Our God” is probably Luther’s best-known hymn across all denominations and one of the most well-loved by Lutherans. We identify it with Reformation Day, calling it “The Battle-Hy...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Weekday Devotion: Psalm 46
October 22nd, 2020
These are the words of a strong childlike faith. We are God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. If we are in trouble or distress, where will we flee? We will flee to God, for he is our refuge an...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
October 19th, 2020
The Pharisees are unable to undermine Jesus’ authority legitimately and therefore are just going to try to trap him in his words. They want to trip him up in a technicality. They are trying to make hi...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Weekday Devotion: Psalm 96
October 15th, 2020
A continuing 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
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