Sermons

Discerning What Has Greater Value 10/8/17

Oscar Wilde said that a cynic was ‘a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.’ St. Paul certainly know the value of the things he had, but what about us? Pastor Elkins explores the words of St. Paul and asks us if we knew the true value of things in our life?

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A Tale of Two Sons – 10/1/17

Pastor Elkins expounds on the parable of the two sons–the one who says he will not work in the vineyard but later goes and works and the one who says he will work, but then never shows. Jesus shows the pharisees a whole new view of God, one that is still applicable to us today.

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A Place We Can Call Home 8/20/17

As Christians, where do we find our sense of place? Are we insiders or outsiders? Where is it that we belong? Hear guest pastor Darrel Kobs deliver today’s sermon and discuss this important topic.

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2017-06-18 The Tale of Jesús García

On November 7, 1907, a 23-year-old brakeman noticed smoke in the air. He realized that sparks from his train’s chimney stack had blown back onto the first cars, igniting the hay on top. The train was transporting 70 boxes of dynamite, detonators, and fuses.

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Where’s Joy: Reflections on a Hospital Stay.

Pastor Phil Schmidt does not get to take it easy. After serving as Trinity’s Associate Pastor and as Chaplain to the Shelby County Juvenile Court, he assumed the roll Trinity’s Pastor Emeritus, only to find himself several times the go to Vacancy Pastor for the district and has kept his staff position on the Lutheran Summer Camp program. This is not what retirement is supposed to be like, not while battling cancer. The 10 year battle with cancer has slowed him down considerably. Now he must consider when to transition into Hospice care. Instead of spending his days calling on the sick and dying in hospitals, he has found himself the one being called upon. Yet, this is where Christ has called on him with a new task. He has been given a new assignment, one he never expected. One that takes him to a new mission field with a new purpose. Here is Rev. Phil Schmidt’s address to the Trinity Adult Bible Study class as he tries to explain what is different about this calling, what it means to us, and what it might also mean to the institutional Church at large.  

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