(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) First Reading / Gospel Genesis 3:8-15 8 [Adam and Eve] heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of … Continued
(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 2:23–3:6 Jesus challenges the prevailing interpretation of what is lawful on the sabbath and tells his critics that the sabbath was made for humankind, not the other way around. Healing the man with the withered hand is work that cannot wait until the next day. 23One sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, … Continued
(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel John 3:1-17 1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from … Continued
(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel John 15:1-8 1 “I am the true vine, and God is the vinegrower. 2 God removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit God prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless … Continued
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Blue Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 21 ~ 7pm For many people, the holidays are not merry and bright, but a difficult time. Maybe you have lost someone you love, or are finding all the commercialism exhausting and shallow. If so, you are invited to be with us on the longest night of the year for ‘Blue Christmas,’ a service of remembrance and hope. Refreshments will follow the service. Childcare available.
Sunday, Dec. 10 ~ 5pm YOU are invited to join in the fun of an Our Redeemer’s tradition! Each year the youth of Our Redeemer’s bring the story of Sankta Lucia to life and continue a treasured tradition. This is a beloved tradition in Sweden and Our Redeemers is delighted to bring Lucia’s message of light and charity to the community with a traditional tåg (procession), music, food, dancing and costumes. You’ll learn a little Swedish and have a great … Continued