General Archive

Celebrating Freedom!

This message, preached on Memorial Day weekend, reflects on the connections between our national freedoms and the freedom we have in Christ! You might want to read Galatians 5:13-14.  Also here is the video we used for the call to worship and also the thought provoking video from Clayton Christensen.    

Peace in the World

The fifth and final message in this worship series, this one on Peace in the World!  The guest preacher is Pastor Laura Sinche of the Baltimore Lutheran Campus Ministry! Laura is preaching on Romans 12:9-21. You might also enjoy this Call to Worship we showed.   Podcast: Play in new window

Peace in Our Nation

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This is the fourth in this series as we move one more “ripple” outward to talk about peace in our nation, especially in the arena of politics. You might enjoy a part of this sermon (2:41-6:12) by Andy Stanley about Election Infection that we watched as a Call to

Martin Luther on the 95 Theses

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This morning we had a surprise visit from Martin Luther to share about why the 95 Theses were posted in Wittenberg Germany 499 years ago! I hope you learn from, enjoy and are blessed by this message! Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Subscribe in iTunesSubscribe: iTunes

Offer Your Food to the Hungry

This week we’re focusing on serving through feeding those in need! You might want to read along in Isaiah 58:6-12 and you definitely will want to check this video out with St. Paul’s people sharing about Martha’s Meal. If you live local and would like more information on serving at

Let Every Person Be Subject…

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For this message I wrestle with what Martin Luther called “The Two Kingdoms,” the Kingdom of the Earth and the Kingdom of God. This seemed especially appropriate as we continue talking about service, but also celebrate our nation’s birthday. You might want to follow along in Romans 13:1-7 and

Message by Colleen Carpenter-Gonia

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This morning my colleague at St. Paul’s, Colleen Carpenter-Gonia shared her first sermon about who she is and why is serving as Director of Student Ministries at St. Paul’s! If you want to contact Colleen or congratulate her, her email is youth@stpaulselc.org!   Podcast: Play in new window |

Frustrated by Failure

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The second in this worship series inspired by the Christmas Classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life!”  This is a message I know will bless and strengthen you! Please pass it along to anyone you know who is having a rough time and needs to “Push through the Failure, till they

Always Reforming!

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This message for Reformation Day reminds us of the history that created the Lutheran denomination and the Protestant branch of Christianity. Even more, though, it reminds us of how that history affects our lives and churches today! You might also enjoy this movie scene I started with!   Podcast:

An Ode to Robin Williams

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I was standing in friends’ kitchen last night when they told me Robin Williams had died. It would have been loss enough to a heart attack or an OD. To an apparent suicide seemed infinitely worse. Like so many people I loved Robin. I grew up watching Mork and