Sermons by “Pastor Kay”

Like a Good Neighbor

To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind is to reflect God’s mercy in responding to one’s neighbor. That mercy found its most profound expression in the “gospel that has come to you” – namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That gospel mercy comes to us again this weekend: at the font, at the altar, and from the pulpit. It is very near to you.

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A Trust Walk

God is the source of our nourishment. Our Lord’s invitation to “take and eat…take and drink” is a repeated one. In the Holy Eucharist, in the Word read and proclaimed, in the assembly of the people of God, the dominion of God has come near. Rejoice! Your name is written in heaven.

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Excuses, Excuses

We have no good apart from God. That makes our Lord’s call to follow him an invitation to freedom. This is freedom to revel in the Spirit’s fruits; love, joy, peace, patience, and the like. This is the path of life.

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The Holy Trinity

“O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” This weekend we celebrate the name of God; holy blessed Trinity. There is no other day quite like this one in the church’s year. There is no other god like ours. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

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Pray?!

It is possible to hear in Jesus’ high priestly prayer, a prayer he offered shortly before his death, the petitions of the ascended Lord for his own throughout history – to our day – and beyond. Jesus prays for us. In Holy Baptism we become believers in God, have our robes washed in the flood of Christ’s forgiveness, and receive the gift of life forever with all the saints.

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Easter Sunday

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” God has indeed raised from the dead the one who was put to death “by hanging him on a tree.” Alleluia! God allows Jesus to appear “to us who were chosen by God as witnesses” in holy baptism and invites us to eat and drink at the table of the risen Christ. Alleluia!

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We Love to Overdo It!

The Lord our God makes all things new. In the first reading God promises it. In the Gospel Mary anticipates it, anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfumes in preparation for the day of his burial. In the second reading we recall the transformation of Saul, the persecutor, into Paul, the apostle. In baptism, God’s new person (you!) rises daily from the deadly mire of trespasses and sins.

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