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July 2016

Rich for Eternity

Luke 12:13-21   When his crops produced more than his barns could hold, he did what any financial advisor today would tell you to do. He built bigger barns. He made sure he was able to hold onto his wealth. He knew what he was doing. He had it all figured out. He planned. He saved. Now, the only thing left was to enjoy his long retirement. He, really, had captured the American Dream. Work hard. Plan ahead. Live a worry free life. Isn’t that what we all...

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As a Child Goes to His Father...

Sermon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI by Pastor Nathan Moldenhauer; based on Luke 11:1-13.   How is your relationship with your father? Is it strong? Is it healthy? Rock solid?  Are you confident in that relationship? Communication is perhaps the most accurate gauge to determine the health of a relationship. If you and your dad speak regularly and you go to him with anything and everything, you probably have a good relationship. But, if you can’t remember...

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Here I Am

Sermon based on 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Installation service of Pastor Nathan Moldenhauer.  On Sunday, our new pastor is going to be installed.  But let me take you back two months, May 19.  Imagine being Pastor Moldenhauer, sitting in the auditorium of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI and this is what you hear: [Video Clip of Pastor Moldenhauer being assigned] What do you think your reaction would have been?  This wasn’t the first time he heard his name...

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Who Is the Real Good Samaritan?

In 2014, Nicole Farley [left in the picture] met the person who helped save her life – 26 years after it happened. It was back in 1988, when Shelly Cumley [right] was driving the speed limit and a Jeep sped up behind her and quickly passed her. The driver of that Jeep gestured in anger but soon sped off over the next hill. But when Shelly got over the hill that Jeep was turned over on the side of the road. The driver was trapped in the front seat and a little baby was crying in her car...

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What Will Make America Beautiful?

Sermon by Pastor Joel Heckendorf based on Proverbs 14:34. “O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain; for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain.”  In a little while, you’ll have a chance to sing those lyrics.  It’s hard to argue against the physical beauty of our nation.  Ask our youth who just returned from the youth rally in Colorado.  Maybe they were bored as they traveled through the plains of Nebraska, but I...

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