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Claim this Reality for God – Epiphany 2021

January 10, 2021 – Presented by Pastor Trudy Franzen This sermon is unlike most that I preach, because this week is unlike most that we live. In general, our houses of government are not overrun by intruders at all, let alone intruders with violence on their minds. Most of the time, sessions of government are…

“The Parable of the Wedding Feast!”

“The Parable of the Wedding Feast!” – Matthew 25:1-13 November 8, 2020 – Presented by Pastor Trudy Franzen When I was in the 4th grade, I had to do a country report.  You remember those, right?  I had to do a state report, a country report, a city report.  My kids had to do county…

Pastor Trudy recommends: “Take Up Your Cross” by Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Pastor Trudy recommends the writings and poems of Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes.  His poem, “Take Up Your Cross”, is shared in the sermon, “Theology of the Cross” given on August 30, 2020. Take up your cross Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              If you want to become my followers,          deny yourselves          and take…

Lent 1 – Not by Bread Alone

Not by Bread Alone – Matthew 4:1-11 March 2, 2020 – Presented by Pastor Trudy Franzen About 25 years ago, after I had baby Grace, I found myself losing weight even though I ate and ate and ate.  I was also insatiably thirsty and always carried a big iced tea around with me.  I loved…

Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy

December 8, 2019 – Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke. Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans Matthew 3. May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of our hearts honor you, O Holy One, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. The end is near. This Christian witness is common today along with signs that say John 3:16… they’re there…

Fluid and Flowing

Fluid and Flowing  – Sept. 22, 2019, Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke “I was a young man from a family of modest means. After serving in the Army during WWII, I used the GI Bill to get a college education, a house and a good job with a pension.” “My spouse has a secure paying job which…