Sermons

2017  

Oct. 15, 2017    “Golden Calf!  So What?”    Exodus 32:1-14

October 8, 2017   “Move Toward the Light”   Psalm 19

Oct 1. 2017    “World Communion Sunday”   Exodus 17:1-7

Sept 17, 2017    “Judgement and Church Squabbles”  Romans 14:1-12

Sept 10, 2017    “Forgiveness”   Matthew 18:15-20

August 27, 2017   “Transforming @ 64”   Mr. Gene Detert

August 20, 2017    “Spiritual Foundation to Counter Hatred and Violence”   Genesis 45:1-15

August 13, 2017    “Getting Out of the Boat”  Matthew 14:22-33

Aug 6. 2017    “Faith and Wrestling with God”   Genesis 32:22-32

July 30, 3017    “The Mustard Seed Kingdom”    Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

July 23, 2017   “Against All Odds, Wheat IS Growing”    Matthew 13:24-30

July 16, 2017    “Seeds of Grace”    Matthew 13:1-9

July 9, 2017    “Yoked to Christ”    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

July 2, 2017   “Bridge Escorts”   Jeremiah 28:5-9

June 18, 2017    “It’s’ God at the Door: Immigration”    Genesis 18:1-15

June 11, 2017   “Focusing on the Great Commission”    Matthew 28:16-20

June 4, 2017    “Equal But Not Same”    Acts 2    Preached by Mrs. Christine Wilke

May 28. 2017    “On the Move God”    Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

May 21, 2017   “The Grounded Followers of An Ascended Savior”   Luke 24:44-53

May 14, 2017   “A Motherly God for Mother’s Day”  John 14:1-14

May 7, 2017   “Community in God”   Acts 2:42-47

April 30, 2017   “Stages of Faith”    Luke 24:13-35

April 23 2017   “Breath, Forgiveness and Peacemaking”  John 20:19-31

April 16, 2017   “God Has Another Move”   Matthew 28:1-10

April 2, 2017   “Ordinary Resurrections”   Ezekiel 37:1-14

March 19, 2017    “Thirsty for God”   Exodus 17:1-7

March 12, 2017    “God’s Love: Bargain or Bond?”   John 3:1-17

March 5, 2017    “The Temptor and Privilege”   Matthew 4:1-11

February 19, 2017   “Non-violent Resistance”   Matthew 5:38-48                                      I owe many of these exegetical insights to Rev. Walter Wink

February 12, 2017   “Unconditionally Loved, Completely Forgiven”  John 21:4-17

February 5, 2017  “We Are God’s People All Week Long”   Isaiah 58:1-9a

January 22, 2017   “Called into the Unknown”  Matthew 4:12-23

January 15, 2017  “Where is God?”    Psalm 40:1-11

January 8, 2017   Sermon by Rev. Dale Stohre

 

2016

Dec 18. 2016  “Emmanuel”   Matthew 1:18-25

Dec. 4 2016   “Peace”   Isaiah 11:1-10

November 20, 2016  “Christ’s Inclusive Reign”  Luke 1:68-79

November 6, 2016   “Saints Being Constructed”   Luke 6:20-31

October 30, 2016   “A Surprising Free Gift     Rev. Russ Knoth – Guest Pastor

Oct 23, 2016   “Go and Do Likewise – Stewardship”  Luke 10:25-37

Oct 16, 2016   “Faithful Woman, Faithless Judge”   Luke 18:1-8

Oct 9, 2016    “Saying Thanks”   Luke 17:11-19

Oct. 2, 2016   “World Communion Sunday”   Ephesians 4:1-7

Sept 25, 2016   “The Rich Man, Lazarus and ‘If Only’ Faith”  Luke 16:19-31

August 28, 2016   “Kindom Etiquette”   Luke 14:1, 7-14

August 21, 2016  “Can Hope Follow Unrest in Sherman Park?”  Luke 13:10-17

August 14, 2016    “Jesus the Divider?”   Luke 12:49-56

August 7, 2016   “Faith… What is it?”  Hebrews 11:1-3

July 31, 2016    “God’s Economy”    Luke 12:13-21

July 17, 2016    “Listening as an Act of Hospitality”  Luke 10:38-42

July 10, 2016    “Risk-Taking Faith”    Luke 10:25-37

June 26, 2016    “Visionary Leadership”  2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14

June 19, 2016   “Miracles, Mystery and Faith”   Luke 8:26-39

June 12, 2016   “A Spiritual Perspective”    Luke 7:36-50

June 5, 2016    “Spring Cleaning”        Psalm 146

May 29, 2016    “Faithful Outsiders”    Luke 7:1-10

May 22, 2016   “Lady Wisdom: Talking about God”   Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

May 15, 2016    “Pentecost: Wind in Our Sails”  Acts 2:1-21

May 8, 2016     “Jesus’ Prayer for Unity with Intimacy”  John 17:20-26

May 1, 2016   “Catch-22 Breaking God”     John 5:1-9

April 24, 2016  “Love that Gives Life”   John 13:31-35

April 10, 2016    “God’s Love, Our Response”  John 21:1-19

April 3, 2016    “Doubts Build Faith”   John 20:19-31

March 27, 2016    “Easter”   Luke 24:1-12

March 24, 2016    “Table Power”   I Cor. 11:23-26  Maundy Thursday

March 20, 2016     “Listen to the Stones”  Luke 19:28-40  Palm Sunday

March 13, 2016   “Let Go and Let God”    Isaiah 43:16-23

March 6, 2016   “Will You Come to the Party?”  Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

February 28.2016  “Call to Covenant”   Luke 13:1-9

February 21, 2016  “A Spirituality for the City”   Luke 13:31-35

February 14, 2016    “Jesus (and us) in the Wilderness”  Luke 4:1-13                     Invite A Friend Sunday

February 7,2016   “Transfiguration”     Luke 9:28-36

January 31, 2016   “Health and Human Services Sunday”  I Cor. 13:1-13

January 24, 2016   “Overcoming Exile Requires Grace”  Luke 4:14-21

Jan. 17, 2016    “Coming of Age”  by Bonnie Gleesing

Jan. 10, 2016   “No Pressure, John”   By Gene Detert

Jan. 3, 2016    “All-In-God”   John 1:1-18

 

2015

December 24, 2015     “God Enters The Chaos”  Christmas Eve 7pm

December 6, 2015    “A Refiners Fire”  Malachi 3:1-4

November 29, 2015   “Hopeful Waiting”     Jeremiah 33:14-16

November 22, 2015   Rev. Jane Anderson,   Matthew 6:24-34

November 15, 2015   Rev. Dale Stohre      Psalm 16

Nov. 8, 2015   “Creating Room for God”    Mark 12:38-44

November 1, 2015   “All Saints Day”    Revelation 21:1-6a

October 25, 2015  “Can We See God’s Kingdom?”  Mark 10:46-52

October 18, 2015   “Stewardship”   Jeremiah 29:11-14

October 11, 2015   “Inner and Outer Practices of Faith”  Mark 10:17-31

September 27, 2015      “Repentance”  Mark 9:38-50

September 13, 2015    “Rally Day: Tongue of A Teacher”   Isaiah 50:4-9a

September 6, 2015  “A Spirituality of Work”   Labor Day Sunday  Mark 7:24-37

August 30, 2015  “Doers of the Word”   James 1:17-27

August 23, 2015  “At Home in God”   Psalm 84

August 9, 2015   “The Illusion of Might Makes Right”  I Kings 19:4-8

August 2, 2015  “Communion:Protestant Reformation to Today”   John 6:24-35

July 26, 2015   “Signs and Miracles of God’s Presence”   John 6:1-21

July 19, 2015   “Seeking God in Good Times”  Psalm 89:20-37  &  2 Samuel 7:1-14a

July 12, 2015 “King David, Symbols, and the Confederate Flag”     2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

July 5, 2015   “Communion from Jesus Day through the Reformation”    Psalm 48

June 21, 2015   “Jesus Is With Us in Life’s Storms”  Mark 4:35-41    Father’s Day  Dedication of New Church Signs

June 14, 2015   “The Wild, Invasive Kingdom of Peace”  Mark 3:20-35

June 7, 2014   “Traditions that formed the Sacrament of Communion”

May 31, 2015   “Born Again…and Again”  John 3:1-17    Mr. Gene Detert

May 24, 2015   “Pentecost Q&A”  Acts 2:1-21

May 17, 2015   “Faith for Changing Times”   John 17:6-19

May 10, 2015   “Mother’s Day Origins”   John  15:9-17

May 5th, 2015   “All Love is Tough Love”  I John 4:7-21   “Invite a Friend” Sunday

April 26, 2015   “Good Shepherd”   John 10:7-11

April 19, 2015   “Children of God”  I John 3:1-7

April 5, 2015   “Easter: Brain, Courage, Heart”   Mark 16:1-8

April 2, 2015    “Father, Forgive Them…”   Good Friday Ecumenical Worship at St. Alphonsus

April 1, 2015   Maundy Thursday   “The Events of Holy Week”

March 29, 2015  “A Day of Vision”  Mark 11:1-11  Palm Sunday

March 22, 2015    Jeremiah 31:31-34   “Called to A New Covenant”

March 15, 2015   John 3:14-21    “Grace”

March 8, 2015    I Corinthians 1:18-25    “Cross”

February 22, 2015    Mark 1:9-15    “Wilderness”

February 15, 2015   Mark 9:2-9    “Racial Justice and the Transfiguration”

February 8, 2015   Mark 1:29-39      “How To Cure Chore-itis”

February 1, 2015    Mark 1:21-28      “Authority”

January 25, 2015   Mark 1:14-20       “God’s Time”

2014

Sermons from Jan. 12 – April 20th preached by Sabbatical Interim Pastor Rev. Dale Stohre while Pastor Bill completed a Sabbatical funded by the Lily Foundation…

January 12, 2014  Based on Matthew Chapter 3: v 3-17, “The Beloved”

January 19, 2014  John 1: 29-42

January 26, 2014  Matthew 4: 12-22

February 2, 2014  Matthew 5: 1-12

February 9, 2014  Matthew 5: 13-20

February 16, 2014 Matthew 5: 21-37

February 23, 2014  1 Corinthians 3: 9-16

March 2, 2014   Matthew 17: 1-9 Transfiguration

March 9, 2014  Psalm 32

March 16, 2014 Psalm 12; 1-8

March 30. 2014-Psalm 23

June 8, 2014   “Fire in the Pews” prepared by Rev. Dr. Michael Obenaur, Interim Conference Minister, Wisconsin Conference, for the Annual meeting

June 15, 2014   “Takin’ It To The Streets”   by Mr. Gene Detert

August 31, 2014    “Faith Is A Verb”   by Mrs. Bonnie Gleesing
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2013

God Bless the Wrinkles  Rev. Loey Powell, Executive Associate to the General Minister and President

A Cloud of Witnesses   Ms. Christine Wilke, Third Year Seminarian, came home to Emanuel on World Communion Sunday October 6th

Running Marathons in Sacred Places   Rev. Kent Ulery, Interim Associate Conference Minister on October 13, 2013   125th Anniversary Service