Sermon for Thanksgiving Eve 2017. The texts are the healing of the lepers in Luke 17:11-19 and Deuteronomy 8:7-18. How many of you are familiar with the phrase, “count your blessings”? There’s a classic hymn from 1897 called “Count Your Blessings”
For the Thanksgiving holiday, St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene, Iowa, held a Thanksgiving Eve worship service on Wednesday evening, November 23, 2016. Our texts for the evening are 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 and John 6:24-35. Grace to you and peace, from God
My July, 2015, farewell newsletter column for The Bellringer, my internship congregation’s monthly publication. I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in
Sermon on Jesus calming the storm, for the fourth Sunday of Pentecost, June 21, 2015. This is the final sermon of my Lutheran internship year at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Dubuque, Iowa. This week’s lectionary texts are Mark 4:35-41, Job 38:1-11, and 2 Corinthians 6:1-13.
This is a brief sermon I gave yesterday at a midweek worship service for a few residents at Ennoble Manor, a care facility here in Dubuque. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I shared two of the appointed texts for Thanksgiving,