CategoryTraditional Sermons

Read a new sermon each week from one of our Traditional Services.

The Importance of Words

Words are important.  I’ll say it again … words … are …important.  In some ways, our culture tries to convince us otherwise.  We obsess over YouTube videos … we covet our Snapchat photos and Instagram posts … and we can’t wait to see what our celebrities are doing through Buzzfeed and TMZ pictures and postings. …

Rules, Rules, Rules

The following is a rough transcript of an interactive sermon offered this morning between the Pr. Craig and the congregation at traditional worship.  The sections in bold parentheses are congregation responses to questions or prompts to read that were posed to them. OK, tell the truth now … who here the game nazi in their…

Lord, to Whom Can We Go?

Their names were Carl & Alma Rasmussen.  They were Sages back in the 1980’s before we called our octogenarians by the title Sages. The Rasmussen’s were both well into their nineties, when I came to St. Peter’s as your assistant pastor in 1986.  Carl was the retired systematic theology professor of the former Gettysburg Seminary…

An Unbreakable Promise

The summer before 6th grade I made a blood pact with my best friend. Okay okay… it wasn’t a pact made in blood. It was actually ketchup. Because blood…gross. But the sentiment was true enough. We were best friends. We had the necklace that said best friend, two sides of a heart. I wore one…

Who’s Baking the Bread?

So how do you answer the question?  Today’s Preaching Question from the study page … “Are You the Bread Winner?”  Nah … don’t bother answering … I already know the answer.  Because in one way or another, we all want to be the bread winners.  The ones who provide … the ones who create security…

Eating and Living Side-by-Side

John 6: 1-21 Let us pray. Dear LORD: May your holy word and my thoughts work together to provide the spiritual food and energy we need. Help us to recognize your presence and engage ourselves. Amen. ²“A crowd followed him because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick.” (RSV) They were…

Silence and Cries

The first time the reality of me being a mother truly came to be was the night Elsa was born. Of course there is 9 months of becoming a mother. And everything in you and around you tells you that you will be a mom. But I found those 9 months to be anticipation, hoping,…