CategoryTraditional Sermons

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

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,…

The Image of the Mustard Seed

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 4 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Amen. Happy Fathers Day! And I also extend this greeting to all the ladies and to whomever else who have had to step in to be fathers! As I am sure all…

The Dance

When I was in the 5th grade I was a pretty awkward kid. In fact I believe the 5th grade was the gateway to a few awkward, wonder years. The years that you begin to get things like acne. The years that parts of you begin growing at odd rates. The years when you may…

Fire in the House

“Divided tongue, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.”  To be honest, I’ve never quite gotten it … the whole “tongues of fire” thing.  I’ve probably laid hands upon the heads of 600-700 teens over the years of my ministry, and never once did a “tongue of fire”…

A Friendly Invitation

In the fall of 1980, second year seminarians who were returning for classes at what was then the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, were typically pretty excited.  Because our completion of the first year preaching course, Exegesis to Proclamation, meant that we could now supply preach on Sunday mornings.  In 1980, this part of the…

A Place Called Home

There I was and I had just confessed the thing I didn’t want to confess. I had said it out loud and I wanted to take the words and grab them in the air and shove them back in my heart for no one to see. I could see their faces and they were what……