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3rd Sunday Pentecost

3 Pentecost 3.17 “A Wonderful Life” Matt. 10 5a, 21-33 Jesus says “a disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.” And yet, and yet: I think today most all of Christendom wants, expects, nay, practically demands to be above the Master! Maybe […]

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2nd Sunday Pentecost

  S. Pentecost 2.17 “Freely Given” Matt. 9:35-10:8 Their names are famous now—well, some of them, others, not so much. Peter, James, John, Andrew, Matthew, Thomas, Judas you all know. The whole world knows their names, though Judas’ name lives in infamy. But Alphaeus’ son James (the […]

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Trinity Sunday 2017

Trinity Sunday.17 “On Learning What Cannot Be Taught” Matt. 28:16-20 In the cartoon, you see Jesus sitting on a mountaintop and a wide-eyed disciple sitting next to Him. The caption reads “Everyone always asks what Jesus would do. No one ever asks how Jesus feels about His […]

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Sermon for Pentecost Sunday 2017

S. Pentecost Sunday.17 “It Gets Done” Acts 2:1-21 We’ve seen throughout the Easter season what a versatile book the Acts of the Apostles is. Acts has been our Old Testament reading for the last 7 weeks. Today, it is appointed as the Epistle reading. So, while I […]

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Sermon for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2017

S. Easter 6.17 “Too Superstitious” Acts 17, John 14:15-21 So what are these commandments that Jesus has given us, that if we love Him, we will keep? An excellent question, but one that seldom gets asked directly and answered clearly—because most people assume they know, without having […]

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Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2017

S. Easter 4.17 “Gladiator Revisited” John 10:1-10 “And the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice.” In a much beloved mini-parable on how He is the Good Shepherd, Jesus paints a lovely picture—which the disciples did not understand. At all. We have to be clear on […]

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Sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Easter 2017

S. Easter 3.17 “All Roads Lead…” Luke 24:13-35 They say that all roads lead to Rome. I think all roads lead to Emmaus. At least, I think that’s the point of one of the greatest stories in all the Gospels, Cleopas and his friend walking the road […]

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Sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Easter 2017

S. Easter 2.17 “Doubt, Faith, and Skipping Church” John 20:19-31 Most people read this famous Gospel as a story of doubt and faith, the conundrum between seeing and believing. And, no doubt, there’s some of that going on here. But I think it might be as much, […]

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Sermon Easter Sunday 2017

Easter Sunday.17 “Power to Take It Again” John 10:17-18 Let me tell you about something kind of cool that happened to your life. You remember your life, right? Good, in some respects, but sadly, messed up in so many others? That sin thing that manifests itself in […]

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Sermon Palm Sunday 2017

S. Passion Sunday.17 “Unless” John 12:20-43 These Greek guys want to see Jesus. Worthy goal. A life spent with no other or higher aspiration would be well spent. But where do you look? How do you see? Did they see Jesus that day, those Greeks? John leaves […]

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4th Sunday after Pentecost

2 July 2017

8:30 a.m. Matins
11:00 a.m. Divine Service w/Communion

9:30 a.m. VBS - Come Celebrate the Reformation!
For all ages


Our Savior Lutheran Church is a confessional Lutheran church in Raleigh, North Carolina, belonging to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

We are located at: 1500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608.

For directions, use 742 Nash Street, Raleigh.