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April 11, 2021 Second Sunday of Easter “Lutheran Campus Ministry”

Today we welcomed guest preacher, Lydia Weisenburger, a Lutheran Campus Ministry student! FIRST READING                Acts 4:32-35 32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the…

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday “One Step Ahead”

FIRST READING        Isaiah 25:6-9 More than 700 years before Christ, the prophet Isaiah proclaims the good news of God’s salvation and calls all people to rejoice! God will make a rich feast for all people. God will wipe the tears from their eyes. And most importantly, God will destroy death itself. 6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for…

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday “The Beginning of the End”

FIRST READING              Isaiah 50:4-9a The image of the servant of God is one of the notable motifs in the book of Isaiah. Today’s reading describes the mission of the servant, whom early Christians associated with Jesus. Like Jesus, the servant does not strike back at his detractors but trusts in God’s steadfast love. 4The Lord God has given me the tongue…

March 7, 2021 Third Sunday in Lent “The Original Reconstruction”

FIRST READING Exodus 20:1-17 After escaping from slavery, the Israelites come to Mount Sinai, where God teaches them how to live in community. The Ten Commandments proclaim that God alone is worthy of worship. Flowing from God, the life of the community flourishes when based on honesty, trust, fidelity, and respect for life, family, and property. 1Then God spoke all these words:…

February 28, 2021 Second Sunday in Lent “When Pigs Fly”

FIRST READING          Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty, walk before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You…

February 21, 2021 First Sunday in Lent “God Remembers”

FIRST READING             Genesis 9:8-17 Today’s reading is the conclusion to the flood story. Because of human sin, God destroys the earth by flood, saving only Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. Yet divine destruction gives way to divine commitment. As in the first creation, God blessed humanity and establishes a covenant with all creatures. 8 Then God said…

February 14, 2021 Transfiguration of Our Lord & Youth Takeover Sunday

FIRST READING       Reader: Isaac Daniels        2nd Kings 2:1-12 Today’s reading centers on the transfer of power and authority from the prophet Elijah to Elisha. Their travels, which retrace the path of Joshua back to Moab (the place where Moses died) and the parting of the waters, demonstrate that Elisha and Elijah are legitimate successors of the great prophet Moses.…