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Small Things with Great Love

Community   25 Pentecost B    November 11, 2018      Mark 12:38-44  Rev. Paul Opsahl It’s a privilege.  It’s a joy.  What more can I say than thanks, Pastor Joe, for the invitation to be in the pulpit today.  And thanks to you and Annabelle for the wonderful ministries you carry out here in this beloved congregation. In [...]

2018-11-12T14:20:09+00:00November 12th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Saved by Grace to Let our Lights Shine and Pass it On

2018-10-28/Reformation Sunday/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Romans 3:19-28   John 8:31-36 Martin Luther said a Christian lives by faith in Christ that he has a gracious God, the forgiveness of sins and the hope of heaven.  Each Christian with their baptism is now a little Christ who can serve the neighbor, do good work in the world.   [...]

2018-10-29T09:06:53+00:00October 29th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Marriage, Family and the Children of God

Pentecost 20-B/October 7, 2018/Community Lutheran Ch/Pr. Joe Vought/Genesis 2:18-24   Mark 10:2-16  I love the humor in Genesis: God creates Adam from the dust, places him in the garden but Genesis says “there was no helper fit for him.”   So God makes creatures to see which ones Adam will like.  Can’t you see God making them, [...]

2018-10-09T07:41:42+00:00October 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Compassion and Welcome for all God’s Children

Pentecost 18-B /Mark 9:30-37/Sept. 23, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought  There is a story about a great big extended family that gathered every year for a reunion.  They held it at a community park.   The food and feasting was sumptuous.   Grandparents would sit on lawn chairs to visit, younger families and kids would go off to [...]

2018-09-25T10:30:39+00:00September 25th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Jesus’ Healing and Love for Foreigners

Pentecost 16-B/September 9, 2018/Community Lutheran Church/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 7:24-37  Welcome to church on Rally Sunday!    It is good to begin the school year and a new year in ministry.  September is an adjustment, everyone is getting used to new schedules.   How many of you are happy to have a regular schedule again, kids back [...]

2018-09-10T16:51:00+00:00September 10th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

“Lord to Whom Shall We Go?”

2018-08-26/14th Pentecost-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought John 6:56-69  Of all the Gospels, John’s Gospel seems the most intense.  Jesus is always challenging people into a deeper relationship of faith.   Remember Nicodemus the Pharisee in John ch. 3?  He came to Jesus alone at night probably because his Pharisee friends thought Jesus was too radical.  Nicodemus came [...]

2018-08-28T14:01:55+00:00August 28th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

We are what we eat, Jesus, the Bread of Life

 2018-08-12/Pentecost 12-B/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Ephesians 4:25-5:2   John 6:35, 41-51  “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never be hungry and will never thirst.”  Jesus’ words and actions proclaim God’s love for everyone.  Last week we spoke of how our Communion with Jesus leads us to share in ever widening circles.  [...]

2018-08-13T16:25:29+00:00August 13th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Jesus, the Bread of Life building Community

2018-08-05/11th Sunday after Pentecost-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15   John 6:24-35  What is strange is that this time of year we have five Sundays of the Bread of Life in John chapter 6:1-69.   It began last Sunday with feeding the 5000 and continues for the next 3 Sundays.   Why must we hear Jesus say [...]

2018-08-06T15:28:36+00:00August 6th, 2018|Sermons|1 Comment

“Living Generously”

“Living Generously” 2018-07-08/Community Lutheran/Rev. Michael Ward/Stewardship Sermon  It is a joy to be with you today.  I have appreciated the opportunity to work with your leaders on stewardship for the last year and to get to know so many of you.  As I thought about what has brought us together, the first answer is probably [...]

2018-09-04T12:12:35+00:00July 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Jesus with Us amid Life’s Storms

2018-06-24/Pentecost 5-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Job 38:1-11  Mark 4:35-41  I was pretty anxious growing up.  Being a first child, premature at a whopping 3 pounds, I know my parents worried.  I remember breathing treatments for asthma as a kid.  My mom remembered the day President Kennedy was shot I was in 1st Grade, I ran [...]

2018-06-25T09:11:53+00:00June 25th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments