May 16, 2021
Message for Seventh Sunday of Easter-2021
Series: Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 16, 2021
Message: Pastor Christoph Schmidt
Readings: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; John 17:6-19
"The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love, and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit"
Artwork: Alverez by M. Paula Wiggins. © M. Paula Wiggins. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the artist.

 

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  • May 16, 2021Message for Seventh Sunday of Easter-2021
    May 16, 2021
    Message for Seventh Sunday of Easter-2021
    Series: Easter
    Seventh Sunday of Easter
    May 16, 2021
    Message: Pastor Christoph Schmidt
    Readings: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; John 17:6-19
    "The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love, and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit"
    Artwork: Alverez by M. Paula Wiggins. © M. Paula Wiggins. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the artist.

     

  • May 9, 2021Message: Sixth Sunday of Easter
    May 9, 2021
    Message: Sixth Sunday of Easter
    Series: Easter
    Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9, 2021
    This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.
    Message by Pastor Christoph Schmidt
    Readings: Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17
       
  • May 2, 2021Message: Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021
    May 2, 2021
    Message: Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021
    Series: Easter
    Fifth Sunday of Easter
    May 2, 2021
    Readings: Acts 8:26-40, John 15:1-8
    Message from Intern Pastor Katie Langston
    "This Sunday's image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding described in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.
  • Apr 25, 2021Fourth Sunday of Easter
    Apr 25, 2021
    Fourth Sunday of Easter
    Series: Easter
     
    Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25, 2021
    The image of the good shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the  shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sibling in need.
    Message: Pastor Christoph Schmidt
    Readings: Psalm 23,1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18
         
  • Apr 18, 2021Third Sunday of Easter 2021
    Apr 18, 2021
    Third Sunday of Easter 2021
    Series: Easter
    Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2021
    Message by Pastor Christoph Schmidt
    Readings: Acts 3:12-19, Luke 24:36b-48
     
  • May 17, 2020“God Within Us”
    May 17, 2020
    “God Within Us”
    Series: Easter
    Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 17, 2020
    Message: "God Within Us" - Pastor Christopher Steubing
    First Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22  &  Gospel: John 14:15-21
     
  • May 10, 2020“Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2020”
    May 10, 2020
    “Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2020”
    Series: Easter
    Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 10, 2020
    As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter,
    today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house.
    Gospel: John 14:1-14
    Message by Pastor Chris Steubing
  • May 3, 2020“The Good Shepherd”
    May 3, 2020
    “The Good Shepherd”
    Series: Easter
    "Good Shepherd Sunday - Fourth Sunday of Easter"
    Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God’s tender care to all creation.
     First Reading: Psalm 23           Gospel: John 10:1-10
    Message by Pastor Chris Steubing
  • Apr 26, 2020“Third Sunday of Easter”
    Apr 26, 2020
    “Third Sunday of Easter”
    Series: Easter
    Third Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Church Online!
     
    Readings: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 & Luke 24:13-35
     
     
    Message: Intern Pastor Katie Langston
  • Apr 19, 2020Second Sunday of Easter
    Apr 19, 2020
    Second Sunday of Easter
    Series: Easter
    Second Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Readings: 1 Peter 1:3-9 & John 20:19-31
    Message:  Pastor Bob Lehner