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  • Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

    TEXT: MARK 1:40-45/II KINGS 5:1-14PERFECT CLEANSING – SO SIMPLE YET SO PROFOUND!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingConsider two lepers – one a successful military commander, a man of valor from Syria (a General Petraeus of his day and his nation) – ...
  • Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

    EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THIS… WE RECEIVE THATTexts: Mark 1:29-39, Isaiah 40:21-31Preched by Vicar Christopher AmenFor a day of rest, Jesus certainly had a busy day. First he preaches in the synagogue in Capernaum and casts out a demon. Then he makes a h...
  • Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

    TEXT: MARK 1:21-28WHAT IS THIS? A NEW TEACHING WITH AUTHORITY!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingTalk is cheap they say – but not the words God speaks through Jesus Christ – not the words He combined with the water and used to baptize Patrick and John...
  • Third Sunday After the Epiphany

    TEXT: Mark 1:14-20; 1 Corinthians 7:29-35; Jonah 3:1-5, 10Preached by Vicar Christopher AmenTime keeps on ticking, time seems to fly by. There doesn’t seem to be enough time. And yet, for something far off, maybe weeks or months away, there is plenty of...
  • Second Sunday After The Epiphany

    TEXT: JOHN 1:43-51CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME FROM…?Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingNathanael was minding his own business when Philip interrupted his life with a word about Jesus, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote,...
  • First Sunday After The Epiphany

    TEXTS: ROMANS 6:1-11/MARK 1:4-11BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingBaptized into His death! Jesus isn’t on the cross anymore but He doesn’t want you to stop thinking of Him there or picturing Him there. The ris...
  • Second Sunday After Christmas

    TEXT: LUKE 2:40-52WHY HAVE YOU TREATED US SO?Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingLittle children – little problems! Big children – big problems! That’s what Barbara and I were told as young parents more than once. That advice generally came from pare...
  • New Year's Eve

    Text: Luke 12:35-40, Romans 8:31-39In an Instant....Preached by Vicar AmenIn an instant, we fell into Satan’s trap and into sin. In an instant we deserved nothing but death. In a minute of our fall, God promised a Savior. A day like any other, and sudde...
  • First Sunday after Christmas

    Text: Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:22-40The Fullness of Time Has Come!Preached by Vicar AmenSo many things in life really come down to timing.  In a football game, if a throw is off by a fraction of a second, the game can be lost.  Cook a meal a little too...
  • Christmas Day

    Text: John 1:1-18And the Word Became Flesh!Preached by Vicar AmenIn one short and shattering expression, God reveals the heart of the Christian faith.  The place of God’s dwelling is the flesh of Christ.  The tiny body of the baby that grew in the wom...
  • Christmas Eve

    Text: Isaiah 9:6; I John 4:9The Birth of This Child Is God's Gift of Love to You!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingToo often the message of Christmas nowadays seems to be that because a baby was born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago, you should love p...
  • Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Text: Luke 1:26-38THE LORD IS WITH YOU:         NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE WORD!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingWhatever other preparations and expectations weigh on your heart these next few days - let your joy in this one weigh more.  By His grace and...
  • Third Sunday of Advent

    Text: John 1:6-8, 19-28SENT FROM GOD TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE LIGHT!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingOne thing that sticks in my mind from the time you sent me to Siberia was the atmosphere - dreary and gray in November. The buildings also were rather col...
  • Second Sunday of Advent

    Text: Mark 1:1-8/Isaiah 40:1-11You Are Given Grace To Start Over In Christ!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingJust like that he appeared! He came to stir things up – especially human hearts! He came on the scene in the Jordan wilderness where God had ta...
  • First Sunday of Advent

    TEXT: MARK 11:1-10/ISAIAH 64:1-9ISAIAH AND THE ADVENT OF CHRISTPreached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingDear worshippers of the coming Christ; the Church is so unlike the world that she has her own year. She is in the world but not of the world! Today we note h...
  • Thanksgiving Day

    TEXT: Luke 17:11-19, Philippians 4:6-20Thankful for Mercy and PardonPreached by Vicar AmenSeparated from their homes, from society, this dreaded disease of leprosy not only led to inevitable death but took the joy out of living.  So you too are as good a...
  • The Last Sunday in the Church Year

    Text: Matthew 25:31-46WHICH SIDE IS YOUR SIDE?Preached by Rev. Gary GehlbachEven before their works are revealed, those who gathered before the throne are identified as sheep or goats. It is not their works which make them sheep or goats. It is their stat...
  • Twenty Seventh Sunday A. Pentecost

    Ready to Give an AccountText- Matthew 25:14-30, Zephaniah 1:7-16, I Thessalonians 5:1-11Preached by Vicar AmenThe Gospel is not about fairness--it is not about our getting what we deserve. If it were, it surely would not be Gospel, good news. ...
  • Twenty Sixth Sunday A. Pentecost

    Text: Matthew 25:1-13WAITING WITH WISDOM FOR THE BRIDEGROOMPreached by Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting"The parable of the ten virgins is not about avowed atheists or humanists or Buddhists or Mormons or any such known group. It is about Lutherans and other profes...
  • All Saints Day

    Text: I JOHN 3:1-3/MATT 5:1-12/REV 7:9-17THE SAINTS ALL LOOK TO JESUS! WHAT WE WILL BE - IS FOUND IN HIM!Preached by Rev. Kenneth W. WietingDear saints of God in Christ Jesus our Lord; today we name our dead who are yet alive in Christ Jesus. Today we pur...

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