2016 Message Archive:

Bulletin cover drawings by John Hrehov

December 25, 2016Born This Happy Morning
The Nativity of Our Lord

December 18, 2016Josephs Dream
Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 11, 2016Are You the One
Third Sunday in Advent

December 4, 2016Prepare the Way 2
Second Sunday in Advent

November 27, 2016The road to Jerusalem
First Sunday in Advent

November 20, 2016Save Yourself
The Last Sunday of the Church Year

November 13, 2016Luther Praying
26th Sunday after Pentecost
Commemoration of Martin Luther's Birth

November 6, 2016Blessed Saints
All Saints Day (observed)

October 30, 2016Set Free
Reformation Sunday (observed)

October 23, 2016Be Merciful to Me
The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

October 16, 2016Living By Faith
The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

October 9, 2016Help My Unbelief
The 21st Sunday after Pentecost

October 2, 2016Living By Faith
The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

September 25, 2016St Michael
St. Michael & All Angels (observed)

September 18, 2016Two Masters
The 18th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Old Testament Reading: Amos 8:4-7
  • Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-15
  • Alleluia Verse & Holy Gospel: Luke 16:1-15
    For thoere is one God and there is one mediator
    between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
    who gave himself as a ransom for all.
  • Sermon: Which Master? (Luke 16:1-15)
    Rev. Chad L. Smith
  • Music: He Which Hath Begun (Jan Bender)
    St. Paul's Adult Choir, Matthew Machemer, director
    He which hath begun a good work in you,
    will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ

September 11, 2016On His Shoulders
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost

September 4, 2016Count The Cost rev
The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

August 28, 2016Guest of Honor
The 15th Sunday after Pentecost

August 21, 2016The Narrow Door
The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

August 14, 2016Division Not Peace
The 13th Sunday after Pentecost

August 7, 2016Fear Not
The 12th Sunday after Pentecost

July 31, 2016The Fool
The 11th Sunday after Pentecost

July 24, 2016Good Gifts
The 10th Sunday after Pentecost

July 17, 2016The Good Portion
The 9th Sunday after Pentecost

July 10, 2016The Good Samaritan
The 8th Sunday after Pentecost

July 3, 2016The Harvest
The 7th Sunday after Pentecost

June 26, 2016Follow Me
The 6th Sunday after Pentecost

June 19, 2016Legion Cast Out
The 5th Sunday after Pentecost

June 12, 2016The Weeping Woman
The 4th Sunday after Pentecost

June 5, 2016The Widows Son
The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

May 29, 2016The Centurian
The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

May 22, 2016Holy Trinity 2
The Holy Trinity

May 15, 2016My Word
The Day of Pentecost

  • Pre-Service Music: If Ye Love Me (Thomas Tallis)
    St. Paul's Adult Choir, Matthew Machemer, Director
    If ye love me, keep my commandments,
    and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you
    another Comforter, that He may bide with you
    for ever, ev'n the spirit of truth.
  • Old Testament Reading: Genesis 11:1-9
  • Second Reading: Acts 2:21
  • Alleluia Verse & Holy Gospel: John 14:23-31
    Alleluia! Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people;
    set them on fire with your love. Alleluia!
  • Hymn: Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
    (LSB 498)  Hymn Text
    Stanzas 2, 4, and 6 - St. Paul's Adult Choir
  • Sermon: My Peace I Give to You (John 14:23-31)
    Rev. Peter C. Cage

May 8, 2016Father Glorify Christ
The 7th Sunday of Easter

May 1, 2016Stirring the Waters
The 6th Sunday of Easter
Confirmation Sunday

April 24, 2016The-Holy-Spirit
The 5th Sunday of Easter

April 17, 2016My-Sheep
The 4th Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016The-Net-of-Fish
The 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 3, 2016The-Marks
The 2nd Sunday of Easter

March 27, 2016The-Resurrection
The Resurrection of Our Lord

  • Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25
  • Gradual & Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
    Arisen is our holy Lord, Alleluia!
    Who to the world God's grace affords. Alleluia!
  • Alleluia Verse: Christ Has Been Raised
    Christ has been raised from the dead! Alleluia
    Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed. Raised from the dead,
    He will never die again. Death has no more dominion over Him.
    Dying, Christ dies to sin, once for all. Living, He lives to God.
    Count yourselves as dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus, Our Lord.
  • Holy Gospel: Luke 24:1-12
  • Sermon: It's Not Over (Luke 24:1-12)
    Rev. Chad L. Smith
  • Music: Since by Man Came Death (George Frederick Handel)
    St. Paul's Adult Choir
    Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
    For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

March 20, 2016The-Way
Palm Sunday
Sunday of the Passion

Choir: St. Paul's 3rd-4th Grade Choristers, Ann Fritz, Director

March 13, 2016The-Wicked-Tenants
The 5th Sunday in Lent

March 6, 2016The-Prodigal-Son
The 4th Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2016The-Fig-Tree
The 3rd Sunday in Lent

February 21, 2016The-Longing-for-Jerusalem
The 2nd Sunday in Lent

February 14, 2016The-Temptation-of-Jesus
The 1st Sunday in Lent

February 7, 2016The-Transfiguration-of-Jesus
The Transfiguration of Our Lord

January 31, 2016Authority-and-Power
The 4th Sunday after Epiphany

January 24, 2016Passed-Thru-Their-Midst
The 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

January 17, 2016Manifested-His-Glory
The 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

January 10, 2016Baptism-of-Jesus
The Baptism of our Lord

January 3, 2016Gifts-for-the-King
The Epiphany of our Lord (observed)