Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sermon on John 8:31-38, “Three Trips to Wittenberg” – celebrating the Reformation without electricity from the fellowship hall

Sermon on John 8:31-38, “Three Trips to Wittenberg” Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2011 Celebrating the Reformation without electricity from the Fellowship Hall http://youtu.be/gyxCBNQNP14 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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On the Other Side of the Doors

Reformation Sunday is approaching. Each year I look forward to it, recalling the day when young Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses against the sale of indulgences. I like singing, “A Mighty Fortress is our God” even though sometimes we … Continue reading

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Sermon on Matthew 22:36-46, “2 Rules, 1 Rule”

Sermon on Matthew 22:36-46 “2 Rules, 1 Rule” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX3rnrKmNU8 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT October 23, 2011

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13.1 Mile Bible Study

Saturday (October 15, 2011) I ran the Hartford Half Marathon. It is a 13.1 mile race. When a person runs that long a person’s mind starts to wander. One of the things I wondered about as I wandered was the number … Continue reading

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Sermon on Matthew 22:17-21, “Gotcha”

Sermon on Matthew 22:17-21 “Gotcha” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvFF8q0NbFU St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT October 16, 2011

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Paper Hats – a story from Leipzig (Featured at Living Lutheran -http://www.livinglutheran.com/blog/2011/10/paper-hats-a-story-from-leipzig.html)

On Saturday October 1, 2011 – we sat with for a concert in the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, listening to a boys choir Johann Sebastian Bach created generations before. The church was magnificent, and filled to the brim. … Continue reading

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Sermon on Matthew 22:8-11, “When Fancy is More Than Enough”

  Sermon on Matthew 22:8-11 “When Fancy is More Than Enough” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtT-VJdz450 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT With love and in dedication to Soenke and Cornelia Lorenz 🙂

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Sermon on Matthew 21:23-32, “Where are you from?”

When (Jesus) entered the Temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I … Continue reading

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Ready to Fly

I’m writing this before I leave for Germany, but I’ll post this after I am home.  Today I’m thinking about packing my bags and wondering what might happen in the airport.  Many people fly internationally all the time, and with … Continue reading

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So, you’ve decided to be evil? REALLY?

While researching the Lord’s Prayer in 2008, I found a website that grabbed my attention titled: “So, You’ve decided to be evil.” (http://evil-guide.tripod.com – I’ve decided this website is a farce). This guide has everything you wanted to know about being evil – … Continue reading

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