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This Sunday is about the kingdom of God, who is both Creator and Redeemer of all, whose throne and footstool span heavens and earth (66:1), both the old and the new, and whose house will be purified and then served even by those from “the nations” (66:21). To those waiting in faith, like a people walking in darkness (9:2), a great light will come.

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July 3, 2022 Service

This Sunday is about the kingdom of God, who is both Creator and Redeemer of all, whose throne and footstool span heavens and earth (66:1), both the old and the new, and whose house will be purified and then served even by those from “the nations” (66:21). To those waiting in faith, like a people walking in darkness (9:2), a great light…

June 26, 2022 Service

The Elijah narratives certainly show Yahweh to be the “Lord of all power and might” as well as the “author and giver of all good things,” as opposed to Baal or any other false god or demonic power. In the preceding verses, we see Yahweh nourishing Elijah that he might fulfill his prophetic vocation. In our text, he is sent out again…

July 19, 2022 Service

The season of Pentecost is intentionally focused on the spread of the Word (Acts 6:7; 12:24). It is about the life of discipleship, where people from all walks of life and varying sinful conditions are brought to the waters of Baptism and delivered to walk in “newness of life” (Rom 6:4). May we walk and live as Christians with Jesus leading us…

June 12, 2022 Service

We welcome you into our midst today as we recognize the greatness of our God and His will for our lives. Amidst all the opinions on life that exist in our world today, God leads us to consider the importance of His Word for our lives now and eternally. Link to Service video on Vimeo Link to service bulletin  

June 5, 2022 Service

The foundation of the Church has been laid on the resurrected flesh-and-blood cornerstone Jesus Christ. The building of the Church, as the living and breathed-into temple of God, has commenced with the outpouring of the Spirit and proclamation of Christ Jesus. This is Pentecost! We welcome everyone to God’s house. Link to Service video on Vimeo Link to service bulletin  

May 29, 2022 Service

The Resurrection of Our Lord moves toward the Ascension and Pentecost. That is, the life revealed in Jesus’ resurrection is the life which all Christians, as the people of God, are given by the Spirit and so are to live in the Spirit. The death and resurrection of Jesus brings forth, as a new creation, the Church. The life of the Church…

May 22, 2022 Service

The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus now moves toward His ascension and the sending of the Spirit at Pentecost. Indeed, only on the foundation of His ascension and the gift of the Spirit was the reality of eternal life, gained and revealed in the Passion and resurrection, given to those who believe. Pentecost is, therefore, the actualization of the “for us”…

May 15, 2022 Service

This is 8th Grade Confirmation Sunday here at St. Paul’s, a very special day for our six 8th graders who have been examined by the Elders of the congregation. They now will have an opportunity in the service to confess their faith in God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They will make promises to be faithful to God and His Word, even…

May 8, 2022 Service

For this Sunday in the season of Easter, the Church confesses the triumphal procession unto life: He is the Shepherd and we are the flock. Hearing His voice, being fed by His Word, and being led on His path of righteousness through death into His house, we shall dwell there forever. We welcome all to God’s House today! Link to Service video…

May 1, 2022 Service

In the Second Reading, from Revelation 5, Jesus reveals Himself as the Lamb who is worthy to open the mysterious two-sided scroll, and by His appearance heaven and all creation rejoice. All these readings together highlight an important aspect of the Easter season. They show that Jesus reveals Himself as the defeater of sin and death, and that by the Word of…