Here is the podcast version of Pastor Micah's new hymn for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The first part is the story behind his words, followed by our singing at the August 20, 2017 worship service (a "dry run" for the song). Check out the Trinity Lutheran Church YouTube channel for a video of this song, complete with lyrics on the screen.

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Sermon from our August 20, 2017 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Matthew 15:21-28, the challenging story of Jesus' rough interaction with a Canaanite woman. Kind of like the Windows 10 operating system, the Holy Spirit is persistent about updates - updating our human "operating systems" to improve our ability and desire to demonstrate hospitality and share God's love with other people.

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Sermon from our August 13, 2017 (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Matthew 14:22-33, Matthew's version of the story of Jesus walking on water. Peter also walks on water in this story, likely because he does not yet trust the "refrain" of the Gospel of Matthew - that Jesus is Emmanuel (God with us).

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Sermon from our August 6, 2017 (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Matthew 14:13-21, a passage where the Gospel of Matthew transitions from Jesus telling people what the kingdom of heaven is like to instead showing them what it is like.

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Sermon from our July 30, 2017 (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah completes his Romans 7 & 8 Series with a sermon on the wonderful Romans 8:26-39, all while having a little fun with the classic movie plot device of sinking in quicksand. (Reader: Andrea Garnett)

 

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Sermon from our July 23, 2017 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost). In the third of four sermons in his Romans 7 & 8 series, Pastor Micah took to Facebook Live and built a periscope to show us how hope helps us to see above our challenges and problems to see God's love. Note: This is a condensed audio version of the sermon, which is much more helpful in the Facebook video version on Trinity's page. The delays in the audio version come from Pastor Micah sitting down in the pulpit and--laboriously--getting back up! `(Reader: Colleen Conrad)

 

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Sermon from our July 16, 2017 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. In the second of four sermons in his Romans 7 & 8 series, Pastor Micah contrasts the helpful daily guidance of the Holy Spirit with the general unhelpfulness of Leslie Nielsen's character from the 1980 movie Airplane!, Dr. Rumack, with his classic deadpan line: "Just wanted to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you." (Reader: Dawn Parsons)

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Sermon from our July 9, 2017 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah begins a series on chapters 7 and 8 of Romans with Romans 7:15-25, a text in which the Apostle Paul transforms the phrase "I can't" from a shameful admission into a faithful confession. (Reader: Mary Williams)

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Sermon from our June 18, 2017 (Second Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Jesus sending the Twelve Disciples on their first mission trip, from Matthew ch. 9 & 10. This story helps us understand how the great big Mission of God gets translated into action in the world!

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Sermon from our June 11, 2017 (Holy Trinity) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Jesus' Great Commission to his disciples (Matthew 28:16-20), offering 3 important things that story teaches us about God's mission:

  1. God has a misssion.
  2. God's mission has the church.
  3. The church has YOU.
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