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Gravity and Grace in a Grain of Wheat

Lent 5-B/March 18, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 12:20-33  A flying catch in the end-zone on the last play of the game; An Academy Award and footlights of fame; Standing on the platform for Olympic Gold.  Watch us humans in our moments of achievement, success and glory.  If you consult a Biblical dictionary the word [...]

2018-03-21T14:49:18+00:00March 20th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tested and Tried for Discipleship

Lent 1-B/February 18, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought                                  Mark 1:9-15 Between His Baptism and Ministry, Jesus endured testing and temptation for 40 days.   But this is nothing new for God’s children.  Noah was called by God to build an ark and bring all the animals, for which he was ridiculed and then they had to ride [...]

2018-02-20T09:29:21+00:00February 20th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Teaching and Healing with Authority

2018-01-28/Epiphany 4-B Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 1: 21-28  A farmer had a pond on his land suitable for swimming.   One evening he walked down to the pond.   As he got closer, he heard laughter and saw a bunch of young women skinny dipping.  When the women saw him they all went to the deep [...]

2018-01-31T19:59:50+00:00January 31st, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

God in swaddling cloths, in you and me

2017-12-24/Christmas Eve/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Isaiah 9:2-7   Titus 2:11-14   Luke 2:1-20  “Where did Jesus come from?”  I asked children in my former parish.  One little girl piped up: “From God, and Santa Claus too!”    Confused?   It’s honest.   We have Christ in our Christmas displays but he's one among many: Rudolph, Scrooge, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, [...]

2017-12-30T12:38:19+00:00December 30th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Advent 2-B/Dec. 10, 2017/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Isaiah 40:1-11   2 Peter 3:8-15   Mark 1:1-18  Two Sundays ago Debra and I joined dear friends, Pr. Kurt and Lois Strause, to celebrate her retirement from teaching, nine days in Germany and the Czech republic, enjoying history, culture and the European Christmas Markets.   We visited Markets in Regensburg, [...]

2017-12-11T09:17:49+00:00December 11th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

For All the Saints

2017-11-05/All Saints Sunday/Community Luth/Pr. Joe Vought 1 John 3:1-13   Matthew 5:1-12  In the movie "Forrest Gump," Forrest has a talk with his dying mother, “Why are you dying momma?”  “It’s my time, it’s just my time Forrest, now don’t you be afraid.  I didn’t know it, but I was destined to be your momma.  I [...]

2017-11-06T12:08:44+00:00November 6th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Made in God’s Image, We Give to God

Pentecost 22-A/Oct. 22, 2017/Community Luth/Rev. Joseph Vought Matthew 22:15-22  Let a pastor start preaching about money and stewardship and some people will think he has gone from preaching to meddling.  We get nervous about our money don’t we?  It’s like when I go to church on vacation and they pass the offering plate.  When I [...]

2017-10-25T11:22:20+00:00October 25th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Serving, Loving and Giving in God’s Vineyard

2017-10-08/18th Pentecost-A/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph M. Vought Isaiah 5:1-7   Matthew 21:33-46  Our lessons tell us God plants a vineyard.   With a labor of love God plants the vine, provides boundaries for the vineyard, a winepress and a watchtower.  God planted his fair vine Israel just as God plants us.   In return our Lord asks for nothing [...]

2017-10-09T12:14:46+00:00October 9th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Grumbling or Gratitude in God’s Vineyard

Pentecost 16-A/Sept. 24, 2017/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Matthew 20:1-16  A man dies and goes to heaven.   St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates, and says, "Here's how it works.   You need 100 points to get in.   You tell me the good things you've done, and I give you a certain number of points and [...]

2017-09-26T10:04:13+00:00September 26th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments