Sermon Archives

Pastor George Samiec
November 4, 2018

Observing All Saints’ Day

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but […]

October 28, 2018

Observing The Reformation

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. (Romans 3:27,28 ESV) What do you say after the big 500th anniversary of the […]

October 14, 2018

21st Sunday after Pentecost

A Prayer of Moses, the man of God 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth,    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,    from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You return man to dust and say, “Return, O […]

October 7, 2018

20th Sunday after Pentecost

The Synodical theme and text for the ELCE’s 2018 Synodical Convention raised a few eyebrows in some quarters. Here at Ascension, you were nicely quiet. While the first verse of the psalm was the reference, the synodical theme was summarised as ‘O Lord, what next?’. I was happy to go with it. I liked its […]

September 30, 2018

19th Sunday after Pentecost

A week has passed for us. Another Sunday. Another service. Another sermon. We hear more from Jesus – more about Jesus and the disciples – but for them, according to Mark, only a breath or two has passed since last Sunday. Last week, we heard the Gospel account of Jesus teaching again about his forthcoming […]

September 23, 2018

18th Sunday after Pentecost

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And [Jesus] did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will […]

September 16, 2018

Harvest Thanksgiving

Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the […]

September 9, 2018

16th Sunday after Pentecost

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the […]

September 2, 2018

15th Sunday after Pentecost

[Moses said] “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command […]

August 26, 2018

14th Sunday after Pentecost

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become […]

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