Sermons from February 2018

Sermons from February 2018

return from exile a lenten journey

Mountain To Mountain Mount Moriah To Mount Zion

Sermon For Lent Week Two Rev. Greg Mech | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Lent Week Two | 4:00 pm Mountain to Mountain: Mount Moriah to Mount Zion A Thought as We Gather Today, we journey from mountain to mountain. Mountains are amazing and awe-inspiring, but to journey through or to climb them is no easy task. When Abraham saw Mount Moriah, he was neither inspired nor amazed. His heart was filled with fear and dread, for on this mountain…

Sunday Sermon: Lent Week 2

Sermon for The Second Sunday In Lent Rev. Greg Mech | February 25, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am Divine Service, Setting Four Hymn “Salvation unto Us Has Come” Hymn 555, v. 1,2,5 & 6 Baptism of Stormee Lee Harra (10:30 service) Invocation and Confession (left column)                       page 203 Introit Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,      for they have been from of old.…

The Power of God for Salvation

POWERwalk Sermon Rev. Greg Mech | February 24, 2018 | Saturday Night Service | 6:00 pm The Power of God for Salvation, to Everyone Who Believes based on Matthew 25-28 and Romans 1 Song — I Am a Pilgrim Pastor: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith…
return from exile a lenten journey

Garden To Garden Eden To Heaven

Sermon For Lent Week One Rev. Greg Mech | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Lent Week One | 4:00 pm Garden to Garden: Eden to Heaven A Thought as We Gather Gardens are places of beauty. Gardens are places of rest. Gardens are places that bring joy to our hearts as we walk through their midst. The Garden of Eden was such a place—of beauty and perfection, of joy and peace. But man could not resist temptation, and the result…
return from exile a lenten journey

Sackcloth And Ashes To Robes Of Righteousness

Sermon For Ash Wednesday Rev. Greg Mech | February 14, 2018 | Ash Wednesday | 7:00 pm Heart to Heart: Sackcloth and Ashes to Robes of Righteousness Sackcloth and ashes—the signs of mourning and repentance in the pages of Scripture. Today, we begin our Lenten journey. Today, we begin our return from exile. This is not a journey that begins with rejoicing and excitement; it begins with ashes. Our Lenten journey begins with ashes on our foreheads, a sign of…

On Eagles’ Wings

SERMON FOR The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Jason Glaskey, DCE | February 4, 2018 | Sunday Morning | 8:00 am (This sermon was originally written and preached by Rev. Greg Mech in 2012.) but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;     they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary;     they shall walk and not faint. –Isaiah 40:31 People in the ancient Near East often used birds to make a point. In Ex.19 Yahweh tells Moses: “You…