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Jan

29

Remember Your Journey From Shittim To Gilgal: Welcoming The Immigrant And Refugee – Erika Spring

Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12
When I was in seminary, I taught second and third grade Sunday School at a local church. One morning, we were reading Isaiah 11:6. You have all probably heard this text. The prophet Isaiah says that the wolf will lay down with the lamb, the leopard will lay down with the goat [...]

Jan

22

Third Sunday After The Epiphany – John Brittingham

Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23
If you spent any time on the internet this past year, you probably came across this often repeated phrase: “All my heroes are dead and my enemies are in power.” David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher [...]

Jan

15

Going Into Battle – Maci Sepp

Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42
[Due to a weather cancellation, this sermon was prepared for January 15, 2017, but not preached at St. Paul’s.]
When I was only eight years old, I joined my local park district soccer team, as I’m sure many of you did (or convinced your children to do). Besides the trimmed green grass [...]

Jan

08

The Baptism Of The Lord – Keli Pennington

Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17
As many of you know, Willem and I were married about 6 weeks ago and, as all newlyweds do, we have started the process of creating our new life together, combining old traditions and creating our own. Our first married Christmas was no exception. Willem has always had a real Christmas tree [...]

Jan

01

Centripetal Mission in Matthew: Wise People Come to Jesus! — A. H. Mathias Zahniser

Matthew 2:1-12 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3: 1-12.
Have any of you ever visited the Science Center in Saint Louis? Did you ever enter it or leave it through the planetarium? Did you ever put a coin in the cone-shaped device near the entry of the building that devours coins? You drop your coin in a slot at the edge of this inverted [...]