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The Liturgy: Gloria in Excelsis

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This sermon continues our series on the liturgy and looks at the Gloria in Excelsis, which gets its name from the opening words that come from the angels when they share the good news of Jesus' birth with the shepherds.

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon for this service, click HERE.

 

The Liturgy: Kyrie & Mercy

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This sermon continues our series on the liturgy and looks at the Kyrie.

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon for this service, click HERE.

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon, click HERE.

 

Thanksgiving 2018

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Luke 17:11-19:

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” (ESV)

 

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon for this service, click HERE.

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon, click HERE.

 

The Liturgy: Confession & Absolution

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This sermon continues our series on the liturgy and looks at Confession & Absolution.

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon for this service, click HERE.

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon, click HERE.

 

The Liturgy: Invocation & Baptism

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This sermon begins our look at the liturgy in our divine service settings.  We begin where our services begin: with the invocation.

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon for this service, click HERE.

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon, click HERE.

 

 

Service of the Longest Night: December 21, 2017

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The sermon for this service was based upon the series of readings that were used.  They are as follows:

  • Luke 1:26-38
  • Luke 1:26-38
  • Luke 1:39-45, 56
  • Luke 2:1-7
  • Matthew 2:1-12
  • Matthew 2:13-18
  • Matthew 2:19-23
  • John 1:1-14

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon for this service, click HERE.

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon, click HERE.

 

October 15, 2017: Pentecost 19

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The 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23A)

Matthew 22:1-14:

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants[a] to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.” (ESV)

 

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon on this passage, click HERE. 

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon on this passage, click HERE.

 

October 1, 2017: Pentecost 17

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The 17th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21A)

Matthew 21:23-32:

23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him. (ESV)

 

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon on this passage, click HERE. 

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon on this passage, click HERE.

 

 

March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday 2017

Genesis 3:19:

"By the sweat of your face
    you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
    for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
    and to dust you shall return.”  (ESV)

 

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon on this verse, click HERE.

 

February 19, 2017: Epiphany 7

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The 7th Sunday after the Epiphany (Series A)

1 Corinthians 3:10-23:

10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. (ESV)

 

To listen to Pastor Darren's sermon on this passage, click HERE. 

To read the manuscript of Pastor Darren's sermon on this passage, click HERE.

 

 

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