The Bronze Serpent

The Bronze Serpent

The Sermon: Numbers 21: 4-9 4 Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses: “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.” 6 So the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. 7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord that He take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it Read More …

A Buried Seed Produces Harvest

A Buried Seed Produces Harvest

The Sermon: John 12: 23-24 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [’84 NIV] A Buried Seed Produces Harvest Listen to the sermon:   Fourth Sunday In Lent Sunday, March 15, 2015 (9:00 a.m.) Song by Choir – “Holy, Holy, Holy” © 1997 Alfred Pub. (Liebergen) (Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste) Opening Hymn ♫ 1 Almighty God, Your Word is cast  Like seed into the ground; Now let the dew of heav’n descend  And righteous fruits abound. 2 Let not the sly satanic foe  This holy seed remove, But give it root in ev’ry heart  To bring forth fruits of love. 3 Let not the Read More …

Learn To Serve Jesus

Learn To Serve Jesus 2

The Sermon: John 12:1-8 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; Read More …

The Life-Blooming Desert

The Life-Blooming Desert

Sermon: Isaiah 51:3 “For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in it; Thanksgiving and the voice  of melody.” The Life-Blooming Desert Listen to the sermon:   Wednesday, March 4 – 6:30 p.m. Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 65 Just as our mighty Creator has provided for the sustenance of His creatures by watering the earth so that it might bring forth abundantly, so in His mercy and goodness He waters the parched land of our hearts and world with the life-giving Word and Gospel of salvation – and we are satisfied. Opening Choir Chorales – “O Lord I Cry to Thee” (Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste) Based on Psalms 141, 25 and 26 Attributed to: Arcadelt O Lord, Read More …