Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis


Discerning What Has Greater Value 10/8/2017

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 know the true value of things in our life?

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A Tale of Two Sons 10/1/2017

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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Battle Stations! 8/27/2017

Are we Christians on a cruise ship or a battleship? Guest pastor Rev. Ron Elkins challenges us with several modern day parables.

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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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Let’s Talk About Doubt 8/13/2017

We all have doubts. There is no getting away from them. Hear Pastor Elkins talk about the doubts the Apostle Peter felt and what we can take from this to apply to our own lives.

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Learning From Jesus’ Own Sorrow and Adversity 8/6/2017

Jesus was deeply moved by the execution of His cousin, such so that He wanted to get away to himself for a while. But the needs of the people came first and Jesus put duty, both to His father, and to man ahead of His personal needs.

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Let’s Talk About Prayer 7/30/2017

Pastor Elkins offers us a brief refresher on the how and why of the most powerful tool in the Christian’s arsenal – prayer.

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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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2017-06-11 A Blast From The Past!

In my house growing up, whenever my mother could control the remote, the move we would watch is a movie from 1999 called “Blast From The Past.”

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2017-05-21 – American Idols

American Idols – let’s start off with a brief history of American Pop Music icons and see where that leads us in the scripture reading.

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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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May 7, 2017 – Day By Day…

And the Lord was adding to their number day by day…

This the goal of every Christian, to bring others into God’s saving grace.

But how?

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