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26th Sunday after Pentecost

  Pentecost 26.18 “Strangers, Then and Now” Mark 13:1-13 The end of our Gospel today can’t help but remind you (if you also have read too many books, mostly of the wrong sort) of the ending of Albert Camus’ classic mid-century modern novel “The Stranger”. Great as

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25th Sunday Pentecost

Pentecost 25.18 “The Killer Cupcake” I Kings 17:1-17; Mark 12:38-44 Perhaps you recall Mitt Romney’s line from his 2012 presidential campaign about makers and takers? He suggested that nearly half of Americans were “takers”, layabouts who just suck up resources and give nothing back to society. Some

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All Saints Sunday – Vicar Steffen

Sermon: All Saints’ Day, 2018                                                                                                  Berett Steffen On this auspicious Sunday after the most “Holy Feast” of the Reformation, it seems proper to talk about Martin Luther just a little bit more. Pastor talked last week about the beginning of Luther’s ministry and the direction and future

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Reformation Sunday

  Reformation.18 “Running From/With Sasquatch” Rev. 14:6-7, John 8:31-36 Reformation day presents an odd set of paradoxes and conundrums to the devout. The vicar slyly refers to it as “the Holy Feast of the Reformation” with a wry little grin. This is a very deep and subtle

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21st Sunday Pentecost

Audio Pending 21st Pentecost 21.18 “The Unbearable Lightness of Goodness” Mark 10:17-22 Finally we have a competent, understanding, clear-headed, well-behaved, morally upstanding person in our Gospel reading! Whew! It’s been a long time it seems, weeks and weeks of bumbling, clueless apostles (it’s so hard to get

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22nd Sunday Pentecost

Audio Pending 22nd Pentecost 22.18 “It’s Hard For The Poor, Too…” Mark 10:23-31 It’s a famous Gospel, this. Even people who don’t know the Scriptures can quote it. “It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to

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20th Sunday after Pentecost – Vicar Steffen

  Sermon: 20th Sunday after Pentecost Oct. 7th, 2018 Pastor Martin has been illustrating for us the last couple weeks how the apostles really have “a way” with things like demons, basic sentence structure, and so on. If you haven’t been here for a while or are

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19th Sunday after Pentecost

  Pentecost 19.18 “One-Eyed Wonders” Mark 9:38-50 You might recall two Sundays ago we saw and took some (perhaps sinful delight?) in the apostles of our Lord struggling and failing to cast out a demon, even though He’d given them power over all demons to cast them

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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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Wednesday, 21  November 2018

Thanksgiving Service – with Communion

7:00 p.m.

25 November – Last Sunday of the Church Year

8:30 Divine Service with Communion

11:00 Matins

9:45 Sunday School – children ages 3 through high school

Adult Bible Class with Pastor Martin


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.