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18th Sunday after Pentecost

Mark “Apostolic Ineptitude, Revisited” 9:30-37 Maybe you thought last week I was exaggerating the ineptitude of the apostles, just a little bit, for comic effect. I admit I do enjoy the comic effect from focusing on stuff like that, but this week’s Gospel should convince you that

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17th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 17.18 “A Wonderful Way With Demons” Mark 9:14-29 Jesus called 12 guys, a year or two before today’s Gospel, to be His Apostles. “Apostle” is a Greek word that means “one who is sent”. Like an ambassador. You represent the King. Matthew 10 gives the full

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16th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 16.18 “Under The Table Savior” Mark 7:24-37 The phrase “under the table” has unsavory connotations. It’s the opposite of “above board”. It refers to things that aren’t exactly kosher, not quite in keeping with the law, illicit, secret, hidden—not something to be proud of. Getting paid

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15th Sunday after Pentecost – Vicar Berett Steffen

Sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost Our Savior Lutheran Church on September 2, 2018 “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!” Whenever Jesus says these words, there is an almost 100% guarantee that nobody around him has any idea what he’s talking about. Apparently,

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14th Sunday after Pentecost

  Pentecost 14.18 “Hypocrisy” Mark 7:1-13 “Why don’t You wash Your hands before You eat, Jesus!? And why don’t You say the “Come, Lord Jesus” (like all good Lutherans!) before you eat, Man?” (NIV translation). It’s not only kind of rude, but it breaks with centuries old

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13th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 13.18 “Real Food” John 6:51-69 We live in an age of a lot of fake stuff: fake news, fake empires, fake wealth, fake history, fake leaders—spiritual and political. And though the fraud is exposed time and again, we seem to have an appetite, a preference even,

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12th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 12.18 “Runaway Food” John 6:35-51 I think I was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother told me the story when I was “grown up”. Apparently, I’d had enough. Too many chores around the house. Not enough cartoon time. Too many time outs. General lack

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11th SA Pentecost

11 Pentecost 11.18 “On Feasting, Not Dieting” John 6:22-35 A good diet is so important, don’t you think? Lots of people tell me so. My head spins when I hear all the different diets friends and family are on these days. There’s low carb, high carb, South

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6th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 6.18 “What He Really Cares About” Mark 5:21-43 Last week, we heard the disciples’ anguished question (in their rapidly sinking boat on the Sea of Galilee) whether Jesus cares that we are perishing? We heard a hint of an answer that both consoled and concerned us:

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5th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 5.18 “Not Much Fussed” Mark 4:35-41 So my question, and the Tuesday morning Bible Study (my own personal Sanhedrin) told me not to go there, but I really can’t help it, is this: “what happened to the other, little boats?” Do you ever wonder? I wonder.

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23 September 2018

18th Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 Divine Service with Communion

11:00 Matins

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Class with Pastor


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.