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May 2015

That's My Child!

May 31, 2015 - Trinity Sunday Sermon by Vicar Kurt Wetzel, based on Romans 8:14-17.   See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!  Amen. If you haven’t already experienced this in your life, you will someday.  If it hasn’t already hit you, just know that there are a lot of forces working in your life, waiting for the right time to come down full-force on you and overwhelm...

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Can These Dry Bones Live?

May 24, 2015; Pentecost Sunday; Pastor Joel Heckendorf; Based on: Ezekiel 37:1-14 “Our hope is gone.” How would you define hopelessness? Two psychology professors listed these nine forms of hopelessness alienation, forsakenness, uninspired, powerlessness, oppression, limitedness, doom, captivity, helplessness. Once you recognize what type of hopelessness you have, they then prescribe a mind-body-spirit treatment to overcome it. If only it was so easy. Another person defined...

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The Lord's Prayer for You

Sermon by Pastor Dave Scharf on May 17, 2015; Based on John 17:11b-19. “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.  Amen.” (Psalm 125:2)  And so we pray: “Holy Father, sanctify us by the truth; your Word is truth.  Amen.” What does every Christian parent want for their kids?  A couple of things for sure: One, you want them to keep the sure hope of heaven all their lives by living as...

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I Chose You

Sermon by Pastor Joel Heckendorf;  May 10, 2015; Baptism Sunday A friend invites you to come along to Great America.  This is awesome news, because you never quite knew where you stood with this friend?  Were you cool enough to be part of the “in” group?  This solidifies it – you’re in.  The big day arrives and you’re one of five that are “in” – and it doesn’t take long to realize you are the odd person out. ...

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Remain in the Vine

You’ve all seen grapevines, or at least pictures. But you’ve probably never seen a grapevine like this. It’s called “The Mother Vine” and it’s on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.  It’s 400 years old, the oldest known producing grapevine in America, and it’s still producing grapes today after all those years. Think about this picture as I read Jesus’ words from John 15.   YOU ARE ALREADY A BRANCH What a promise Jesus is...

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