Pastor's Sermon Blog

April 2019

Apr 30

04282019 Easter 2 Sunday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04282019 Easter 2 Sunday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 28, 2019 “We bear witness to Christ!” Sermon Audio This morning we gather basking in the glow of the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!  We proclaimed on Easter that ‘Jesus Christ is Risen’, ‘The Strife is O’er, the Battle...
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Apr 22

04212019 Easter Sunday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04212019 Easter Sunday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 21, 2019 “Jesus Christ is Risen Today!” Sermon Audio Jesus Christ is Risen Today!!!  He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!  Alleluia! Alleluia! Charles Wesley author of our sermon hymn this morning points clearly to the Gospel of our salvation, the message that...
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Apr 22

04192019 Good Friday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04192019 Good Friday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 19, 2019 “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” Sermon Audio We gather tonight on this Good Friday in the bleakness of the sanctuary missing many of the altar furnishings.  Last night we celebrated the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the stripping of the altar. Tonight...
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Apr 22

04182019 Maundy Thursday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04182019 Maundy Thursday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 18, 2019 “Go To Dark Gethsemane” Sermon Audio Tonight we begin the Triduum, the three days which begin with the liturgy of Maundy Thursday.  It truly can be said, if we look through the eyes of the disciples, tonight begins with celebration, but ends in the dark....
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Apr 16

04142019 Palm Sunday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04142019 Palm Sunday Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 14, 2019 “All Glory, Laud and Honor” Sermon Audio Jesus has arrived!  He’s in Jerusalem! When we sang, “All Glory, Laud and Honor” it is from ‘the lips of children’ that our ‘sweet hosannas ring’.  For as we lifted our palm...
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Apr 16

04102019 Wed of Lent 5 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04102019 Wed of Lent 5 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 10, 2019 “Ah, Holy Jesus” Sermon Audio Tonight as we gather for our last Wednesday night Lenten Worship Service our hymn looks to the events of Holy Week.  Let’s begin by singing the first two stanzas of “Ah, Holy Jesus”. 1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast...
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Apr 8

04072019 Lent 5 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04072019 Lent 5 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 7, 2019 “It Happened on That Fateful Night” Sermon Audio Driving home from our last Wednesday Lenten worship as we drove to the top of the hill of our subdivision, we could see the horizon to the west and how it was still not night but dusk.  Behind us the darkness was clear...
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Apr 8

04062019 Sat of Lent 4 WNALC Event Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04062019 Sat of Lent 4 WNALC Event Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 6, 2019 “Psalms connect us with Jesus” Sermon Audio When I was asked to prepare a short devotion as an introduction for Dr. Schifrin’s presentation on the Psalms, my initial thought was to look to Luther’s Catechism and the Psalms.  In looking at...
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Apr 8

04032019 Wed of Lent 4 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

04032019 Wed of Lent 4 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA April 3, 2019 “Love Consecrates the Humblest Acts” Sermon Audio “Service to Others” is an aspiration of many organizations today.  Yet, the first person Who demonstrated this concept is celebrated by a hymn from the events of Maundy Thursday and which we will...
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Apr 1

03312019 Lent 4 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

03312019 Lent 4 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA March 31, 2019 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” Sermon Audio When the ground we sit on today was still considered a colony of the British Empire and figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry were unknown, a hymn was written that we will be considering today....
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Apr 1

03272019 Wed of Lent 3 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA

03272019 Wed of Lent 3 Emmanuel Lutheran Export PA March 27, 2019 “Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain” Sermon Audio Have you ever been on top of a mountain when the sun rises?  There are campgrounds in some mountain top parks that afford one to sleep near the peak of the mountain and if one awakes early enough, you can in...
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