Category Archives: Martin Luther & those strange Lutherans

“Like Being Church” a Sermon for Reformation Sunday, 10.31.2021

(Preached at Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook, CT) Readings: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Romans 3:19-24; Mark 12:28-34 ____________________________________________ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. First a word of thanksgiving. Thanks to Pastor … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 8.15.2021 Get Up and Eat

Good Morning Church! 8.15.2021 Get Up and Eat Good Morning Church! from Old Saybrook Town Beach Welcome with Will Larson “Gather Us In” (ELW #532 Sung by Al LaPorte) Opening Prayer 1 Kings 19:4-16 (Read by Peggy Morrissey) John 6:35 … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 7.18.2021 Pointing to Jesus Everyday

Good Morning Church! 7.18.2021 Pointing to Jesus Everyday Good Morning Church! On Location at Midway Int’l Airport, Chicago, IL “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” (ELW #697 Sung by Al LaPorte) Opening Prayer Discovery Time: Airport Security with Another Human … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 7.11.2021 Sent as Agents of Grace

Good Morning Church! 7.11.2021 Sent as Agents of Grace Good Morning Church! Opening Prayer “Spirit of Gentleness” (ELW #396, vs. 1&2 Sung by Al LaPorte) Discovery Time: a few thoughts on change An Evening Prayer (ELW p. 317) Mark 6:6b-13 … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 7.04.2021 Walk the Walk into Mission Week (the best episode of GMC! ever)

Good Morning Church! 7.04.2021 Walk the Walk into Mission Week (the best episode of GMC! ever) Good Morning Church! Walk the Walk (calumet.org/giving/walkthewalk) Opening Prayer “Great is Thy Faithfulness” (ELW #733, Sung by Al LaPorte) Peggy Time A Prayer for … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 6.06.2021 Good News and the Kingdom Movement

Good Morning Church! 6.06.2021 Good News and the Kingdom Movement Good Morning Church! Opening Prayer “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” (ELW #392, Sung by Al LaPorte) Discovery: Back to Air Travel Mark 1:14-28 (Read by Char Schlesselman) Message “Thine is the … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 5.23.2021 Happy Pentecost, People!!!

Good Morning Church! 5.23.2021 Happy Pentecost, People!!! Good Morning Church! Opening Prayer “As the Wind Song” (All Creation Sings [ACS] #943, Sung by Al LaPorte) Discovery: Chickens Over the Fence Acts 2:1-24 (Read by Melissa Hart) Message “Gracious Spirit, Heed … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 3.21.2021 Connected to the Vine

Good Morning Church! 3.21.2021 Connected to the Vine Dormant Plants Made Alive! (Laurie Pavlos) Good Morning Church! Opening Prayer “Kyrie” (ELW #151 Sung by Al LaPorte) Discovery Time: Grapes Cut off Vines John 15:1-11 (Read by Melissa Hart) Message “What … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 3.14.2021 Which Way? The Best Question

Good Morning Church! 3.14.2021 Which Way? The Best Question Good Morning Church! Opening Prayer “Kyrie” (ELW #151 Sung by Al LaPorte) March Challenge Update The Way Home: Andrew Seddon Discovery Time: Maps John 14:1-17 (Read by Heide Weise) Message “Come … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 3.07.2021 Grief Fatigue

Good Morning Church! 3.07.2021 Grief Fatigue Good Morning Church… Carol Clulow Welcome and Opening Prayer “Kyrie” (ELW #151 Sung by Al LaPorte) Discovery Time: God’s Timing Loss and Gratitude: Irene DeBernardo “Life is Short… and Long” John 11:17-27 (Read by … Continue reading

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