Sermon – Memories – Guest Bishop Yehiel Curry

April 19, 2020  When I was a child, we used to live across the street from a park. There are a lot of memories that I have from that park, but one stands out in particular.  It’s not the other kids and me running and playing around. It’s not the green grass, the tall trees, the basketball court, or a particular bench.  No, what stands out to me, and what always will, is the scent, the smell, the aroma.  And this aroma, this smell, is wrapped up in all of my memories from this time.

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Sermon – Up On the Mountain, Down in the Valley – Bishop Yehiel Curry

February 24, 2020  A couple weeks ago I was part of a bishop delegation who traveled to the Lutheran church in Jordan and the Holy Land.  We were there for six days, and we did a lot of work.  We took in some of the holy sites, but we were there to put our eyes on the Lutheran hospital and to go to some of the Lutheran schools and congregations, to meet with the Palestinian authority and the Israeli government.  . 

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Sermon – Healing That Only Comes From God – Guest Jessica Short

August 25, 2019  Guest Sermon by Jessica Short. I currently serve as the Lutheran campus pastor at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I will be starting my tenth academic year this year. And I have served three calls so far, I was ordained in 2005. In each call, I have been the first ordained woman to serve in the position. And I guarantee that if Bethlehem hadn’t equipped me with the faith and the mentors to lead the way, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

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Sermon – Youth Worship – Sophia LaHaye, Mike Lillie and Jozie Carlson

August 11, 2019 This summer the youth went on a mission trip that we called work camp and to a regional gathering of youth and adults at Augustana College that is called Leadership Lab.  On both trips, the students were able to share the relentless love of God with our neighbors in various ways.  We have a few students here this morning who would like to share a part of their story with you.

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