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Congregational Meeting Packet – December, 2017

Congregational Meeting Packet – December 10, 2017

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Advent 1 – "Come Down" – Isaiah 64:1-9 – 12/3/17

sermon-12-3-17 “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains may quake at your presence – as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil – to make your name known to your … Continue reading

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Last Sunday – "Enter The Kingdom Prepared for You" – Matthew 25:31-46 – 11/26/17

sermon-11-26-17 In the beginning, God created the world by His word, “let there be,” “and there was.” That’s the kind of power that God’s Word is. Whatever is says it does. On the FIRST DAY, God said, “let there be … Continue reading

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Pentecost 24 – "He Trusted Them" – Matthew 25:14-20

sermon-11-19-17 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. … Continue reading

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Pentecost 23 – "Living By Faith In The Middle Ages" – Matthew 25:1-13 – 11/12/17

sermon-11-12-17 We’ve been taking this guided journey through the life of our Lord – St. Matthew our guide. We took a detour the last two Sundays for Reformation and All Saints, which was fine, but now it’s time to get … Continue reading

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All Saints – "The Holy Plunder of God" – Revelation 7:9-17 – 11/5/17

sermon-11-5-17 On this Sunday every year, we read the names of all those who were members of this congregation when they died. Some we never knew. Some we knew quite well. Some were fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sons … Continue reading

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Reformation – "No More Climbing Ladders" – Romans 3:21-25 – 10/29/17

sermon-10-29-17 “No more climbing ladders.” That’s been the ‘Hymn of the Day’ at my house for the past two weeks now. It gets sung to a number of tunes, all of them could easily handle trumpet and trombone parts. The … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18 – "A Sermon For The Day Of Trouble" – Psalm 27 – 10/8/17

sermon-10-8-17 The text for our consideration this morning is the 27th Psalm – entitled, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” Since we haven’t heard this text yet this morning, let’s read it together from your hymnal, turn to … Continue reading

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Pentecost 17 – "A Question of Authority" – Matthew 21:23-32 – 10/1/17

“When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching and said, ‘By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?’” A little … Continue reading

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Pentecost 16 – "At Work In The Vineyard" – Matthew 20:1-16 – 9/24/17

sermon-9-24-17 “The kingdom of heaven is like…” Finish the sentence. This is now the third Sunday in a row that we’ve been trying to finish that sentence. First it was a question of “greatness,” “who is the greatest in the … Continue reading

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