Author Archives: HLC Editor

Advent 2: Brought To Completion (Philippians 1:6)

sermon-12-9-18.mp3 If you had to estimate how many projects around the house that are ‘in progress,’ and that have been that way for a long time, how many would that be?  Have you ever made it your goal to learn to play a musical instrument, or paint the house, or read a book, or write […]

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Free Community Supper December 15

Hope Lutheran Church hosts a free community supper on the third Saturday of every month.  The event is open to all, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.  We hope to see you here.  Just bring your appetite!

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Pentecost 26: Hope For the Future (Mark 13:1-13)

sermon-11-18-18.mp3 The text for our consideration today is the Gospel reading from Mark’s gospel, the 13th chapter.  Jesus has been in the Temple watching people putting their offerings into the offering box.  He saw many rich people put in large sums.  And He wasn’t much impressed at all, because they all put in out of […]

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All Saints: Running the Race (Hebrews 12:1-2)

sermon-11-4-18.mp3 The sermon text for this Commemoration of the Festival of All Saints is from the Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 12, verses one and two as it is printed in your bulletin.  Let’s read it together: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every […]

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Reformation: Justified By Faith (Romans 3:19-29)

The older I get the less I like mirrors.  I don’t think I’m aging, but the mirror says otherwise.  And mirrors don’t lie.  Mirrors show you what YOU REALLY LOOK LIKE, not what YOU THINK YOU LOOK LIKE.  Mirrors show me things about me that I’d rather not see – wrinkles, age spots, a bald […]

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Pentecost 22: Enter Into God’s Rest (Hebrews 4:1-13)

The text for our consideration today is our Epistle reading from Hebrews 4 which concerns or entrance into God’s rest. “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.” (4:1). I’m not sure why you’re here today.  For that […]

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Pentecost 21: What Must I Do To Inherit Eternal Life? (Mark 10:17-22)

sermon-10-14-18.mp3 “As [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’” I want to begin by saying, I like this guy. I really like this guy. Here’s a guy who’s interested in ‘eternal life.’ ‘What must I […]

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Community Clergy Training Program October 11 @ Hope Lutheran Church

WHCF Interviews Deaconess Kim regarding Community Clergy Training Program.mp3 Hope Lutheran Church, in co-ordination with the National VA Center, will be hosting a day long training program for community clergy from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. This program will provide community clergy the opportunity to learn about the military culture, the wounds […]

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Pentecost 18: The Pursuit of Greatness (Mark 9:30-37)

sermon-9-23-18.mp3 Jesus wanted to get away from the crowds so that He could be alone with His disciples to teach them.  He wanted their undivided and undistracted attention so that they would understand what they must understand.  They must understand what is going to happen before it happens so that when it happens they will […]

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Holy Cross Day: The Way of the Cross (1 Corinthians 1:18-25 / John 12:20-33)

sermon-9-16-18.mp3 Today, we celebrate the Holy Cross “on which the Prince of Glory died.” (LSB #425) To be sure, the cross is not ‘holy’ in and of itself. In fact, in and of itself, the cross is just two pieces of wood joined together with rope and nails. In and of itself, the cross is […]

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