St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

www.stlorenz.org
Sermons from our weekly worship services.


Persistent Faith
Oct 18 • 13 min
Rejoice Always in Jesus!
Oct 11 • 17 min
In His Vineyard 10-4-20
Oct 4 • 13 min
Vicar Andy Berg
A Glimpse at the Heart of God
Sep 27 • 15 min
Life’s Not Fair!
Sep 20 • 20 min
Humble Citizenship
Sep 6 • 19 min
His Cross, My Cross
Aug 30 • 12 min
175th Anniversary Service
Aug 23 • 24 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Anger
Aug 16 • 23 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Forgiveness
Aug 9 • 18 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Depression
Aug 2 • 12 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Traditions
Jul 26 • 14 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Sexuality
Jul 19 • 22 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Contentmen -Pastor Fenske
Jul 12 • 14 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Contentmen -Vicar Corey Shaffer
Jul 12 • 13 min
Impossible Nation
Jul 5 • 17 min
Patriotic Praise 2020
Jul 5 • 14 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Peace Making
Jun 28 • 15 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Family Matters
Jun 21 • 16 min
Wrestling with the Issues: Race Relations
Jun 14 • 19 min
June 7, 2020
Jun 7 • 13 min
Confirmation May 31, 2020
May 31 • 16 min
May 31, 2020
May 31 • 12 min
May 24, 2020
May 24 • 15 min
May 17, 2020
May 17 • 17 min
May 10, 2020
May 10 • 18 min
May 3, 2020
May 3 • 20 min
In Fearful Exile
Apr 26 • 28 min
Peace in the Puzzle
Apr 19 • 26 min
Easter Perspectives
Apr 12 • 17 min
Lent- Pilate
Apr 1 • 22 min
God Goes….God Sends
Mar 29 • 20 min
Lent-Thief on Cross
Mar 25 • 16 min
Priorities, Perspective, Patience, Perseverance
Mar 22 • 17 min
Lent-Herod
Mar 18 • 14 min
Red Letter Challenge: Serving
Mar 15 • 23 min
High Priest Caiaphas
Mar 11 • 19 min
Red Letter Challenge: Forgiving
Mar 8 • 16 min
Mysterious Judas
Mar 4 • 17 min
Red Letter Challenge: Being
Mar 1 • 18 min
Petulant Peter
Feb 26 • 18 min
Top Secret Mission
Feb 23 • 17 min
It’s Not Too Dificult a Thing
Feb 16 • 17 min
St. Lorenz- Then and Now
Feb 9 • 17 min
Teaching the Heart: Invitation
Feb 2 • 17 min
Blessing God
Feb 2 • 18 min
Teaching the Heart: Forgiveness
Jan 27 • 20 min
“Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!”
Jan 27 • 20 min
Teaching the Heart: Love
Jan 12 • 22 min
Like a Dove
Jan 12 • 13 min
Silent Light
Jan 5 • 17 min
How’s Your Memory
Dec 29, 2019 • 21 min
Our Father’s Joy
Dec 25, 2019 • 13 min
Let Us Go to Bethlehem
Dec 24, 2019 • 12 min
Getting Ready for Jesus: Presence
Dec 22, 2019 • 14 min
Who is Jesus? Son of Mary
Dec 18, 2019 • 12 min
Getting Ready for Jesus: Patience
Dec 15, 2019 • 13 min
Who is Jesus? Son of Abraham
Dec 11, 2019 • 11 min
Getting Ready for Jesus: Penitence
Dec 8, 2019 • 19 min
Who is Jesus? Son of David
Dec 4, 2019 • 11 min
Preparing for Jesus: Preparation
Dec 1, 2019 • 20 min
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 28, 2019 • 13 min
To Kill a MockingWord
Nov 24, 2019 • 18 min
Vicar Corey Shaffer
Jesus! The Life
Nov 17, 2019 • 25 min
Christians Under Siege
Nov 17, 2019 • 23 min
Jesus! The Truth
Nov 10, 2019 • 22 min
Encouraged Encouragers
Nov 10, 2019 • 14 min
Kaiser 10-3
Nov 3, 2019 • 17 min
Our Firm Foundation
Oct 27, 2019 • 11 min
Be Strong and Courageous
Oct 20, 2019 • 14 min
Farewell sermon for Pastor Caleb Adams
A Bitter Pill to Swallow
Oct 13, 2019 • 21 min
Increase Our Faith
Oct 6, 2019 • 17 min
Old School 4-The Sacrifice of Worship
Sep 29, 2019 • 17 min
MEANINGLESSNESS fuels INDIFFERENCE
Sep 29, 2019 • 19 min
Old School 3-The Gifts of Worship
Sep 22, 2019 • 23 min
Trust Issues
Sep 22, 2019 • 17 min
Old School 2-The Word in Worship
Sep 15, 2019 • 20 min
Old School: Why We Do What We Do - The Heart of Worship
Sep 8, 2019 • 18 min
Worth It!
Sep 8, 2019 • 20 min
Jesus’ Rules of Etiquette
Sep 1, 2019 • 21 min
Mission Festival 2019
Aug 25, 2019 • 21 min
Unity from Above in Truth and Love
Aug 18, 2019 • 16 min
When God Makes Us a Promise
Aug 11, 2019 • 11 min
A Heart for God
Aug 4, 2019 • 15 min
Blessed Are All Who Wait for Him
Jul 28, 2019 • 30 min
Collateral Damage
Jul 27, 2019 • 14 min
The One Thing Necessary
Jul 21, 2019 • 13 min
Vicar Adam Wolfe’s farewell sermon.
He Fell Among Robbers
Jul 14, 2019 • 15 min
The Cross: God’s Gift of Freedom
Jul 7, 2019 • 15 min
Oh, Say, Can You See?
Jun 30, 2019 • 17 min
“The Fruits of Freedom”
Jun 29, 2019 • 15 min
When Confusion Meets Christ
Jun 23, 2019 • 10 min
Father and Son
Jun 16, 2019 • 16 min
The Babel Spirit
Jun 9, 2019 • 23 min
Sermon on the Mount-The Hidden Life
May 26, 2019 • 18 min
Left Behind - But Not Alone
May 26, 2019 • 19 min
Sermon on the Mount-Raising the Bar
May 19, 2019 • 18 min
The Sermon on the Mount-The Blessed Life
May 12, 2019 • 23 min
A Mother’s Prayer
May 12, 2019 • 17 min
The Sermon on the Mount
May 5, 2019 • 14 min
The first of a five week series on the Sermon on the Mount.
Easter People
May 5, 2019 • 15 min
Seeing and Believing
Apr 28, 2019 • 13 min
Living Hope
Apr 21, 2019 • 18 min
Connect Easter, Sunday April 21, 2019
His Triumph! Our Joy!
Apr 21, 2019 • 14 min
Easter Festival, Sunday April 21, 2019
Good Friday
Apr 19, 2019 • 12 min
April 19, 2019 7pm
Good Friday Tre Ore Sermons
Apr 19, 2019 • 52 min
Remember Me
Apr 18, 2019 • 11 min
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019
Run the Good Race
Apr 14, 2019 • 20 min
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Jesus’ Tearful Entry
Apr 14, 2019 • 13 min
Sunday, April 14, 2019
At the Crossroads: Dialogue with John
Apr 10, 2019 • 16 min
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
He Shall See
Apr 7, 2019 • 17 min
Sunday, April 7, 2019
At the Crossroads: Dialogue with Malchus
Apr 3, 2019 • 16 min
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
A Grave with the Wicked
Mar 31, 2019 • 14 min
Sunday, March 31, 2019
At the Crossroads: Dialogue with Peter
Mar 27, 2019 • 15 min
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
Mar 24, 2019 • 15 min
Sunday, March 24, 2019
At the Crossroads: Dialogue with Pontius Pilate
Mar 20, 2019 • 11 min
Wednesday March 20, 2019
Who Has Believed?
Mar 17, 2019 • 20 min
At the Crossroads: Dialogue with Judas
Mar 13, 2019 • 21 min
Behold, My Servant
Mar 10, 2019 • 15 min
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Week 1
At the Crossroads: Dialogue with David
Mar 6, 2019 • 16 min
Ash Wednesday, March 3, 2019
Look and Listen!
Mar 3, 2019 • 15 min
We Have Met the Enemy and He Is…
Feb 24, 2019 • 18 min
I Am Who I Am
Feb 17, 2019 • 26 min
Living Redeemed
Feb 10, 2019 • 16 min
The Revealing -Authority
Feb 3, 2019 • 19 min
The Revealing -Annointed
Jan 27, 2019 • 18 min
A Man on a Mission
Jan 27, 2019 • 16 min
The Revealing -Water into Wine
Jan 20, 2019 • 18 min
The Man of the Hour
Jan 20, 2019 • 16 min
The Revealing -Jesus Baptism
Jan 13, 2019 • 18 min
You’re Dead-So Act Like It!
Jan 13, 2019 • 21 min
They Worshipped Him
Jan 6, 2019 • 15 min
The Revealing -The Magi
Jan 6, 2019 • 20 min
Anchored in Christ: Our Hope for Years to Come
Dec 31, 2018 • 16 min
Get Dressed!
Dec 30, 2018 • 14 min
The Last Word
Dec 25, 2018 • 15 min
Through the Eyes of a Child
Dec 24, 2018 • 13 min
Finding Joy in the Midst of Life’s Surprises
Dec 23, 2018 • 15 min
“Righteousness Born… to Redeem Us”
Dec 19, 2018 • 13 min
The Word Became Flesh- The Light of the World
Dec 16, 2018 • 18 min
“Righteousness Born… Unto You”
Dec 12, 2018 • 11 min
The Word Became Flesh- The Voice to the World
Dec 9, 2018 • 21 min
“Righteousness Born… Received by Faith”
Dec 5, 2018 • 11 min
The Word Became Flesh - The Word for the World
Dec 2, 2018 • 19 min
You’re Invited!
Dec 2, 2018 • 14 min
Rich Generosity Empowers Us
Nov 25, 2018 • 21 min
Forget Not All His Benefits
Nov 22, 2018 • 17 min
Rich Generosity Teaches Us
Nov 19, 2018 • 21 min
Rich Generosity Reminds Us
Nov 11, 2018 • 14 min
Beloved Saints
Nov 4, 2018 • 14 min
Judges - Samson
Oct 28, 2018 • 21 min
The Great Reformer
Oct 28, 2018 • 14 min
Judges - Gideon
Oct 21, 2018 • 23 min
Judges - Deborah
Oct 14, 2018 • 23 min
Good Enough?
Oct 14, 2018 • 18 min
Judges - Ehud
Oct 7, 2018 • 24 min
God’s Plan for Marriage
Oct 7, 2018 • 21 min
9-30-18-Joining Jesus Everyday
Sep 30, 2018 • 14 min
Joining Jesus on His Mission - Into the World
Sep 23, 2018 • 16 min
Joining Jesus on His Mission-Joining the Church
Sep 16, 2018 • 16 min
Joining Jesus on His Mission
Sep 9, 2018 • 16 min
Be Strong…
Sep 2, 2018 • 17 min
Sent
Aug 26, 2018 • 18 min
Mission Festival 2018 message from Rev. Dr. Anthony Cook, Executive Director, United States Ministries of the Lutheran Hour Ministries.
True but Hard Sayings
Aug 19, 2018 • 13 min
Reverend John Trinklein
Aug 12, 2018 • 24 min
Bread From Heaven
Aug 5, 2018 • 17 min
The Rainbow Connection
Jul 29, 2018 • 24 min
The Compassion of Shepherd
Jul 22, 2018 • 12 min
Amos: I’m No Prophet!
Jul 15, 2018 • 21 min
Sent With…
Jul 8, 2018 • 19 min
Vicar Adam Rodriguez farewell sermon.
Patriotic Praise sermon 2018
Jul 1, 2018 • 15 min
Freedom
Jun 30, 2018 • 15 min
Peace in the Midst of the Storm
Jun 24, 2018 • 11 min
Always Confident
Jun 17, 2018 • 16 min
Satan: Liar or Legend?
Jun 10, 2018 • 21 min
Extraordinary
Jun 3, 2018 • 12 min
Running on Empty
Jun 3, 2018 • 13 min
Extracurricular
May 27, 2018 • 19 min
Better Together
May 27, 2018 • 20 min
Extra Life
May 20, 2018 • 18 min
Ordinary is Beautiful
May 20, 2018 • 21 min
Extra-Terrestrial
May 13, 2018 • 21 min
Fellowship
May 6, 2018 • 22 min
Test the Spirits
Apr 29, 2018 • 17 min
The Common Phobia
Apr 22, 2018 • 20 min
Diamonds in the Rough
Apr 15, 2018 • 19 min
A Listening Friend -Prayer
Apr 8, 2018 • 15 min
Easter 9 am
Apr 1, 2018 • 16 min
Connect Easter
Apr 1, 2018 • 17 min
Good Friday Tenebrae
Mar 30, 2018 • 10 min
Good Friday Tre Ore
Mar 30, 2018 • 46 min
Maundy Thursday
Mar 29, 2018 • 17 min
Songs of Ascent
Mar 25, 2018 • 21 min
Confirmation Service
Mar 25, 2018 • 15 min
3-18-18 Imprecatory Psalm
Mar 18, 2018 • 19 min
3-11-18 Messianic Psalms
Mar 15, 2018 • 16 min
Torah Psalms
Mar 4, 2018 • 20 min
Lament Psalms
Feb 25, 2018 • 14 min
Penintential Psalms
Feb 18, 2018 • 19 min
Ash Wednesday - The Final Days of Jesus
Feb 14, 2018 • 18 min
Grace for the Trenches
Feb 11, 2018 • 10 min
What is Worship
Feb 4, 2018 • 19 min
Its My Right
Jan 28, 2018 • 16 min
1-21-18-your not the boss of me.mp3
Jan 23, 2018 • 19 min
Baptism of Jesus
Jan 14, 2018 • 19 min
1-7-17-Year of Discipleship
Jan 9, 2018 • 16 min
Teach Us to Number Our Days
Dec 31, 2017 • 11 min
Perfect Timing
Dec 31, 2017 • 17 min
The Perfect Gift
Dec 25, 2017 • 15 min
Christmas Day 2017 Pastor Shawn Fenske
That’s Peculiar
Dec 24, 2017 • 16 min
Gifts From the King - Presence
Dec 24, 2017 • 17 min
12-17-17-Gifts from the King-Joy
Dec 17, 2017 • 18 min
12-10-17-Gifts from the King-Comfort
Dec 10, 2017 • 19 min
Gifts From the King - Strength
Dec 3, 2017 • 15 min
The first message in a four week series on the Gifts from the King.
Battles-Elisha and the Hidden Angels
Nov 26, 2017 • 23 min
When the Son of Man Comes
Nov 26, 2017 • 21 min
Battles-David and Goliath
Nov 20, 2017 • 24 min
Battles of the Bible -Jericho
Nov 12, 2017 • 25 min
The second week of the Battles of the Bible sermon series. Pastor Adams talks about how the Israelites defeated the city of Jericho, only through the power of God. We can only overcome the battles in our lives through the power of God.
The End
Nov 12, 2017 • 16 min
Battles of the Bible -The Red Sea
Nov 5, 2017 • 16 min
The first sermon in the four week series “Battles of the Bible”. Pastor Adams talks about how God will fight our battles for us, even when it seems all is hopeless.
All Saints Day -Teaching Moments
Nov 5, 2017 • 17 min
Soli Deo Gloria-10-29-17
Oct 29, 2017 • 15 min
The final sermon in the SOLA series, to celebrate Reformation. All we do is meant to bring glory to God.
Sola Scriptura
Oct 22, 2017 • 18 min
Sola Fide
Oct 15, 2017 • 19 min
Sola Fide-Faith Alone - The third sermon in the five week Sola series celebrating Reformation.
Sola Gratia
Oct 8, 2017 • 20 min
Week 2 of the SOLA series. Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about how we are saved through God’s grace alone. Our salvation is totally unmerited by us.
Solus Christus
Oct 1, 2017 • 21 min
The first message in the SOLA series, celebrating Reformation. Pastor Mark Brandt starts the sermon series, focusing on Christ Alone.
What?!?
Sep 24, 2017 • 17 min
Jonah - Repentance and Resentment
Sep 24, 2017 • 20 min
The final sermon in the three week series on Jonah. Pastor Caleb Adams talks about how the people of Ninevah repented and how Jonah resented God’s mercy on them.
Forgive!
Sep 17, 2017 • 18 min
Jonah - Rescue and Rebirth
Sep 17, 2017 • 22 min
Week 2 of the 3 week series on Jonah. Pastor Caleb Adams talks about how God rescued Jonah from the belly of the great fish and how Jonah was reborn to complete his calling.
Jonah - Running and Ruin
Sep 10, 2017 • 20 min
In this first message in the Connect sermon series on Jonah, Pastor Caleb Adams reminds us that Jonah ran from God’s instructions and brought ruin to himself by doing so.
The Radical Role Model & The Redeemer
Sep 10, 2017 • 15 min
Pastor Fenske
Learning to Lament
Sep 3, 2017 • 16 min
Vicar Adam Rodriguez talks about the power of a lament, and the confidence we can have the God hears our laments, through our Savior Jesus.
“Faith…Living, Daring Confidence in God’s Grace”
Aug 27, 2017 • 34 min
Mission festival 2017 with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer.
A Feast of Crumbs
Aug 20, 2017 • 17 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the idea that the crumbs that fall from the table of Jesus are a feast for our starving hearts.
Walking on the Storm
Aug 13, 2017 • 19 min
Jesus is always there to save us. Even when we are walking on a storm of life.
More Than a Miracle
Aug 6, 2017 • 12 min
Treasured, Justified, Loved
Jul 30, 2017 • 18 min
Vicar Chris Garcia’s farewell sermon.
A Primer on Prayer
Jul 23, 2017 • 21 min
Water and the Word
Jul 16, 2017 • 17 min
Sons Not Slaves
Jul 15, 2017 • 21 min
Simul Life
Jul 9, 2017 • 17 min
Vicar Chris Garcia talks about how we are both sinner and saint at the same time, and how knowing that fact should influence the way we live our lives
We Hold These Truths…
Jul 2, 2017 • 17 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s sermon from the Patriotic Praise worship service.
Responding to Rejection - Fenske
Jun 25, 2017 • 15 min
We’ll Do It!
Jun 18, 2017 • 15 min
Trinity Sunday
Jun 13, 2017 • 22 min
Mysteries of the Faith - The Trinity
Jun 13, 2017 • 21 min
Mysteries of the Faith - The Holy Spirit
Jun 4, 2017 • 25 min
Mysteries of the Faith - The Resurrection and Ascension
May 28, 2017 • 18 min
Week 2 of the 4 week sermon series on Mysteries of the Faith. This week Pastor Caleb Adams addresses the mystery of the resurrection and the mystery of the ascension of Christ
Go For the Glory
May 28, 2017 • 15 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about the Ascension of Christ
The Mysteries of Faith - The Sacraments
May 21, 2017 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the mysteries of our Christian faith. Focusing today on the Sacraments, Baptism and Communion.
5-21-17-Lost and Looking for Answers -Garcia
May 21, 2017 • 19 min
We Are Going Home
May 14, 2017 • 15 min
The Resurrection Effect- Week 3
May 14, 2017 • 25 min
2017-05-07-The Shepherd’s Sheep
May 7, 2017 • 17 min
The Resurrection Effect- Week 2
May 7, 2017 • 25 min
The Resurrection Effect- Week 1
May 1, 2017 • 24 min
How did the Resurrection of Christ effect his disciples and followers? Pastor Caleb Adams talks about this in this three week sermon series.
Eyes That See Clearly!
Apr 30, 2017 • 20 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the disciples on the road to Emmaus and how their eyes did not see clearly at first.
2017-04-23-Seeing Jesus, Our Foundation
Apr 23, 2017 • 16 min
Pastor Joe Polzin talks about the foundation of our faith. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
When Jesus Calls Your Name - Connect Easter 2017
Apr 16, 2017 • 21 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the way that Mary Magdalene reacted with joy and wonder when Jesus spoke her name on the first Easter Sunday. Mary had come to the tomb full of sorrow, darkness, and confusion, but she left with joy and wonder. We too can…
What in the World? - Easter 2017
Apr 16, 2017 • 16 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s Easter sermon.
It is Done!
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
Pastor Fenske’s Good Friday sermon
Tre Ore Sermons 2017
Apr 14, 2017 • 54 min
Good Friday Tre Ore Worship sermons from Pastor Mark Brandt, Pastor Joel Kaiser, Vicar Chris Garcia, Pastor Bob Smith, Pastor Caleb Adams, Pastor Rodney Rynearson, and Pastor Bill Hoesmann
A New Commandment
Apr 13, 2017 • 14 min
Pastor Kaiser’s sermon about the new commandment Jesus gave His disciples, to love one another.
2017-04-02-God Will Resurrect the World-Fenske
Apr 2, 2017 • 16 min
God Still Loves the World: God Enlightens the World
Mar 26, 2017 • 18 min
God uses us to be the light of the world. We are called to bring light to the dark world around us.
God Still Loves the World: God Loves the WHOLE World
Mar 19, 2017 • 18 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about the tremendous love that God has for the whole world. No matter what our attitude is.
He Touched Me: Paul
Mar 15, 2017 • 13 min
God Still Loves the World: God so Loved the World
Mar 12, 2017 • 19 min
God’s love for us is so great that He sacrificed His Son Jesus.
He Touched Me: Zacchaeus
Mar 8, 2017 • 11 min
God Still Loves the World: God Made the World
Mar 5, 2017 • 21 min
Vicar Chris Garcia talks about the parallels and contrasts between the life of Adam and of Jesus. How Adam’s sin caused all people to be sinful, and how Jesus’ righteousness is for all people as well.
Truly Penitent and Really Forgiven
Mar 1, 2017 • 17 min
Ash Wednesday message from Pastor Mark Brandt.
Show and Tell
Feb 26, 2017 • 17 min
Pastor Fitzgerald talks about how the last words of Christ spur us on to a life of missions.
Abraham - The Test 2-19-17
Feb 19, 2017 • 20 min
In this final sermon in the Abraham series Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the test that God gave to Abraham, to sacrifice his only son Isaac. God did stopped Abraham from harming Isaac, and provided a ram as a substitute sacrifice. However, when the…
The Perfect Ambassador
Feb 19, 2017 • 12 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about how Jesus not only gives us an example of forgiveness but gives us the power to be able to forgive as well.
St. Lorenz - Heritage Sunday
Feb 12, 2017 • 18 min
Pastor Brandt talks about the history of the martyr Saint Lorenz and how his actions inspire us to live a life of sacrifice today.
Abraham: The Promise 2-12-17
Feb 12, 2017 • 20 min
Pastor Adams talks about the promises God made to Abraham. God is faithful, even when Abraham is not. God will also be faithful to us, even when we are not.
Abraham - The Negotiation 2-5-17
Feb 5, 2017 • 23 min
The second week of the four week sermon series on ABRAHAM. Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the negotiation that Abraham had with God about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and how it can serve as a model of prayer for us.
Let Your Light Shine
Feb 5, 2017 • 21 min
Abraham: The Call
Jan 29, 2017 • 21 min
The first week in a four week series titled ABRAHAM. Pastor Caleb Adams looks at the faith that it took for Abraham to listen to the Call of God to leave his comfort zone and travel from his home land to an unknown land. We too must have faith to leave…
We Are Fools For Christ’s Sake
Jan 29, 2017 • 21 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the “Foolishness” of the Christian message and how we can be “Fools” for Christ’s sake.
Blinded by the Light?
Jan 22, 2017 • 20 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how we are in the spotlight because of our faith and how can use that focus to spread the love of Christ to the world around us.
People of the Ditch
Jan 15, 2017 • 16 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about the story of the Good Samaritan and how we are really “People of the Ditch” and we need to relate to the people around us.
Pastor Bender Farewell Sermon - Walking in the Newness of Life
Jan 9, 2017 • 28 min
Pastor Gary Bender preaches his final sermon as a member of the staff at St. Lorenz, before his retirement. His message walks through the Apostles Creed and emphasizes the
Jesus- The LORD Saves
Jan 1, 2017 • 20 min
Vicar Chris Garcia talks about the naming of Jesus and how He came to fulfill the law and give us freedom through Christ’s love and grace.
Heartprints of Grace- 12-31-16
Dec 31, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about the Grace we receive from God and how it should change the way we relate to the people around us.
Christmas Morning 2016 - He is Born! He is Born Indeed! Alleluia!
Dec 25, 2016 • 17 min
The surprise of Christmas is that God became a man to die for us.
Christmas Eve 2016 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Dec 24, 2016 • 13 min
Christmas Eve message from Pastor Mark Brandt. We need to Hark (listen) to what the angels said on the first Christmas, and Herald (share) the news with those around us.
Advent Worship Week 4 - The Gift of Life
Dec 21, 2016 • 14 min
Vicar Chris Garcia finishes the 4 week Advent Worship sermon series about Gifts from Heaven.
Advent Preppers Week 4 - Unorthodox
Dec 18, 2016 • 22 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the unorthodox way that God sent His Son to save the world. Everything about the Messiah was different than what was expected and hoped for by the people of Israel. How can we share the love of that Unorthodox Savior to…
Advent Worship Week 3 - Peace
Dec 14, 2016 • 15 min
Vicar Chris Garcia’s third week of his Advent sermon series, From Heaven Above - The Gift of Peace.
Advent Preppers Week 3 - Anchored
Dec 11, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the importance of being Anchored to Christ in our ever changing world, as we prep for the coming of our Savior.
Advent Worship Week 2 - Love
Dec 7, 2016 • 12 min
Vicar Chris Garcia starts his Advent sermon series From Heaven Above - The Gift of Love
Advent Preppers Week 2- Tolerant
Dec 4, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about the word Tolerant and how it is often misunderstood in today’s society. We need to be Tolerant as Christians, but only if we understand the proper meaning of the word.
Advent Worship Week 1 - Hope
Nov 30, 2016 • 14 min
Vicar Chris Garcia starts his Advent sermon series From Heaven Above - The Gift of Hope
Advent Preppers Week 1- Awake
Nov 27, 2016 • 18 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske starts the four week sermon series Advent Preppers. What should we be doing to prepare for the Advent of our Lord
The Resistance: Resisting the Sinful Nature
Nov 20, 2016 • 24 min
The final sermon in the 4 week series “The Resistance”
When I Don’t See the Picture
Nov 20, 2016 • 20 min
Vicar Chris Garcia
The Resistance: Resisting the World
Nov 13, 2016 • 27 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about resisting the world around us and how we can draw on strength from Christ to go against the crowd when we know what is right.
Never Give Up!
Nov 13, 2016 • 14 min
Blessed Saints of God
Nov 6, 2016 • 16 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the saints of God who have gone before us.
The Resistance: Resisting the Devil
Nov 6, 2016 • 24 min
In the second week of the sermon series The Resistance, Pastor Caleb Adams talks about resisting the devil.
The Revolutionary Gospel
Oct 30, 2016 • 22 min
Pastor Caleb Adams’ first sermon in the four week sermon series, The Resistance.
Freedom in Christ
Oct 30, 2016 • 18 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske’s Reformation Day Sermon.
EQUIPPED with Determination to Finish Well 10-23-16
Oct 23, 2016 • 16 min
We are EQUIPPED to finish well through the Word and Sacraments. That is the main idea of Vicar Chris Garcia’s message.
EQUIPPED with Scripture to Proclaim the Gospel 10-16-16
Oct 16, 2016 • 18 min
In the third week in our EQUIPPED series Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the blessing of the scripture, and how we can use it to proclaim the Gospel of Christ.
EQUIPPED with Grace to Remain Faithful 10-9-16
Oct 9, 2016 • 21 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the grace that Christ provides for us to remain faithful.
Equipped with Power to Share in Suffering
Oct 2, 2016 • 16 min
In the first week of this four week sermon series Pastor Bender talks about the power that we have through Christ to share in suffering for the gospel.
Week 3 - What Does it Take to Convince You?
Sep 25, 2016 • 18 min
Pastor Mark Brandt finishes the three week series “And He Told Them a Story”. This week the message is based on the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The rich man has the same resource that we have today, the scriptures, and yet he did not listen to…
Week 2 - Trust Issues
Sep 18, 2016 • 17 min
Week two of a three week series, “And He Told Them a Story”, based on the parables of Jesus in Luke. This week Pastor Brandt talks about the parable of the dishonest manager. In this parable Jesus makes the point that we cannot trust both God and money,…
Week 1 - Joy in Heaven
Sep 11, 2016 • 14 min
In the first week of the three week series “And He Told Them a Story”, Pastor Brandt preaches on “Joy in Heaven”, based on Jesus parables in Luke about the lost sheep and lost coin.
The Cost of Discipleship: Jesus Without Stipulations
Sep 4, 2016 • 18 min
Vicar Chris Garcia speaks about the cost of discipleship, and how it compares to the free grace of salvation through Christ.
My Heart’s Desire is for the Salvation of Israel
Aug 28, 2016 • 24 min
Steve Cohen, founder of Apple of His Eye Mission Society, speaks about his mission work to people of Jewish descent.
Gathered
Aug 21, 2016 • 20 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the gathering of the people of Christ, both here in time and in eternity with Jesus.
Life’s Instruction Manual
Aug 14, 2016 • 18 min
In his farewell sermon Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about how we can it is sometimes difficult to know what God’s plan is for us. However, we know that God is always faithful and we can respond by placing our faith in Him.
By Faith Noah…
Aug 7, 2016 • 21 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about Noah’s faithfulness to build the ark, and God’s faithfulness to restore the earth after the flood.
The Haves and the Have-Dones
Jul 31, 2016 • 15 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about keeping the proper perspective on our wealth and possessions. Reminding us that the things God has blessed us with, are things that we can use to bless those around us.
Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
Jul 24, 2016 • 14 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about prayer and how Jesus teaches us to pray.
The Impossible God
Jul 17, 2016 • 13 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about how all things are possible with God.
Loving God and Neighbor
Jul 10, 2016 • 17 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the command to love God with all our heart, strength, soul, and mind. As well as the command to love our neighbor as ourselves.
One Nation Under God
Jul 3, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s sermon from the Patriotic Praise in the Park service.
Set Free
Jul 2, 2016 • 14 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about how we are set free from the law by God’s grace, and how we should use our freedom to live as servants to God.
Follow Jesus
Jun 26, 2016 • 22 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about following the example of Jesus in our lives.
Follow the Leader
Jun 26, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about the ways that we can follow Jesus and the generations before us as we go about our lives and work. Especially as it pertains to the Ordination of Andrew Howe.
Our Heavenly Father’s Outstretched Arms
Jun 19, 2016 • 14 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about the perfect love of our perfect Heavenly Father.
Forgiven Much-Love Much
Jun 12, 2016 • 20 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the woman who washed Jesus feet with her tears and anointed His feet with expensive ointment. She was forgiven much by Jesus, so she expressed her love for Him greatly.
A Matter of Life and Death
Jun 5, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about how Jesus has defeated death for us and given us life through His death and resurrection.
Where is God?
May 29, 2016 • 14 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about where God is and how we can feel His presence.
Genuine Humility
May 22, 2016 • 18 min
Pastor Mark Brandt closes out the Believe series with the final sermon about Humility. When we observe the example of Jesus we can see Genuine Humility.
Gentleness
May 15, 2016 • 13 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the gentleness we can exhibit when dealing with the people around us. This gentleness comes from the love of Christ that shows through us in our actions toward others.
A Mother’s Journey
May 8, 2016 • 21 min
Pastor Brandt talks about faithfulness, by sharing the example of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
A Tree and its Fruit
May 1, 2016 • 21 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about goodness and how we as Christians are do good things because of God making us Good through Christ.
Patience with a Promise
Apr 24, 2016 • 15 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about Patience and how we can have patience in the promises of God.
I Hope So!
Apr 17, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about Hope and how our Hope is in the Lord because our help comes from the Lord.
Self-Controlled = Overcoming Temptation
Apr 10, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about being self-controlled and how we can resist temptations through the grace of God, and Christ’s power.
Peace
Apr 3, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about Peace and how it is achieved through Christ.
The Easter Effect
Mar 27, 2016 • 14 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s Easter message from 11 am worship, Easter 2016.
High and Lifted Up!
Mar 27, 2016 • 13 min
Pastor Gary Bender’s Easter message from the 7 am worship service Easter 2016.
Good Friday Tre Ore Worship Sermons
Mar 25, 2016 • 59 min
Seven short messages from seven different men, based on the final seven statements of Jesus on the cross.
When The Sun’s Light Fails
Mar 25, 2016 • 13 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the darkness of Good Friday and what that darkness has meant for our salvation through Christ.
Drink Deeply
Mar 20, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser speaks to the Confirmation Class of 2016 about Living Water, Jesus Christ.
The Joy of the Lord
Mar 20, 2016 • 14 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about the joy that we can experience only through faith in Christ
Why Did They Crucify Jesus? - God the Father
Mar 16, 2016 • 20 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the reason why God the Father allowed His Son to be crucified for us.
Becoming a New Person in Christ: Love
Mar 13, 2016 • 13 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about love and how we can become a new person through showing love.
The Roman Soldiers
Mar 9, 2016 • 16 min
Pastor Gary Bender continues his series titled Why Did They Crucify Jesus. His focus is on the Roman soldiers, and how sometimes we are like the soldiers in our own lives.
GIVE - Sharing My Faith
Mar 6, 2016 • 20 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the need to share the faith that we have with the world around us.
Word and Deed
Mar 6, 2016 • 16 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about sharing our faith through word and deed.
Why Did They Crucify Jesus? - Pontius Pilate
Mar 2, 2016 • 17 min
Pastor Bender talks about the fear that Pilate felt when he washed his hands of the Jesus blood, and how we sometimes “wash our hands” of God’s desires because of our fears.
Generous!
Feb 28, 2016 • 17 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how generous God is to us and what our response to His generosity should be.
GIVE - Offering My Resources
Feb 28, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about giving our resources back to God as a response to His generosity.
Why Did They Crucify Jesus? - The Crowd
Feb 24, 2016 • 20 min
Pastor Bender talks about the Crowd and why they wanted to crucify Jesus.
Offering My Time: by Living on Purpose for God
Feb 21, 2016 • 15 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about ways that we can offer our time back to God by being intentional about our service to others.
GIVE - Offering My Time
Feb 21, 2016 • 23 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about giving our time back to God in service to the people around us.
Why Did They Crucify Jesus? - Herod
Feb 17, 2016 • 16 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the reasons why Herod wanted to see Jesus crucified.
“Unity in Diversity: One Body, Many Gifts, the Common Good”
Feb 14, 2016 • 25 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the unity in diversity of the church through God’s gifts that He has blessed us with.
GIVE - Regifting
Feb 14, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams starts a four week sermon series called GIVE. The first week is about the spiritual gifts that God has given to us, and His desire for us to “re-gift” those spiritual gifts to other people.
God’s Gifts to Us(e)
Feb 13, 2016 • 13 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about the spiritual gifts that God has given us and how we should use them.
Why Did They Crucify Jesus? - The Jewish Leaders
Feb 10, 2016 • 16 min
Pastor Gary Bender looks at why the Jewish Leaders wanted to crucify Jesus, and what it means in our own lives.
Better Together
Feb 7, 2016 • 18 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how we were created for community, and how God intended for us to love and support one another in biblical community.
Losing on Purpose
Feb 1, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about losing our lives to Christ in Total Surrender, based on chapter 15 of Believe.
Single Mindedness - Focus
Jan 24, 2016 • 16 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about how we need to remain focused on Christ and His will for our lives.
Bible Study-The Word of Life
Jan 17, 2016 • 20 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about why we study the bible and how it gives us the knowledge we need to live our lives as Christians.
Stuff Christians Do-Bible Study
Jan 17, 2016 • 22 min
The third and final week in the Believe Sermon Series, Stuff Christians Do-Bible Study. When you are a Christian, one of the things you do is study the bible. Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how we can use the bible as our guide for life.
Stuff Christians Do - Prayer
Jan 10, 2016 • 21 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about prayer and how we should try to think about it.
This, then, is how you should pray.
Jan 10, 2016 • 14 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about prayer and how we can use the Lord’s Prayer to enhance our daily prayer life.
Worship- Responding to the Truth of Christ
Jan 3, 2016 • 19 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about worship and how it is our response to God’s love for us, based on chapter 11 of Believe.
Stuff Christians Do - Worship
Jan 3, 2016 • 17 min
The first week in the three week sermon series on Stuff Christians Do. Pastor Mark Brandt talks how Christians make worship a part of their whole life, not just on Sunday mornings.
An Unexpected Future
Dec 31, 2015 • 15 min
Pastor Gary Bender’s New Year’s Eve sermon
What Now?
Dec 27, 2015 • 11 min
Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about how we should respond now that Christmas is over.
The Birth of the Eternal Son
Dec 25, 2015 • 15 min
Pastor Caleb Adams Christmas message about the birth of Christ.
Believe the Promise, Receive the Present
Dec 24, 2015 • 17 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about the promises that God fulfilled for us in the sending of His Son Jesus.
Mary’s Song of Praise
Dec 20, 2015 • 15 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about the joy and faith of Mary, as she became the mother of the Messiah.
“Sing A Song of Christmas”
Dec 13, 2015 • 15 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about the songs of Christmas and the message that is shared through the music.
Star Wars Week 3: Return of the Jedi
Dec 13, 2015 • 24 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the return of Christ and how He will restore all believers, and we will live with Him in eternity.
Sing We Now of Christmas: Humility
Dec 9, 2015 • 15 min
First of the three week Advent series on songs of Christmas
Star Wars Week 2: The Empire Strikes Back
Dec 6, 2015 • 23 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the evil forces around us and how they fight against us. However, all the evil forces that we face are just “pretenders to the throne” and have already been defeated by Christ.
Isn’t it Remarkable…
Dec 6, 2015 • 16 min
Pastor Mark Brandt shares thoughts based on Luke 3:7-18.
Sing We Now of Christmas: Joy
Dec 2, 2015 • 13 min
First of the three week Advent series on songs of Christmas
“Stand Tall, The Kingdom of God is Near”
Nov 29, 2015 • 15 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the Kingdom of God.
Star Wars Week 1: A New Hope
Nov 29, 2015 • 20 min
When all seemed lost and the world was in despair, a New Hope was born. Pastor Caleb Adams talks about how Advent is the time to celebrate the Hope that Christ brought to earth when He was born in Bethlehem long ago. As well as the time to anticipate…
Giving Thanks
Nov 26, 2015 • 19 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how God cares for us out of love and joy. That He doesn’t need our gratitude, but that we show gratitude out of our response to His great love and blessings.
For Time and Eternity
Nov 22, 2015 • 17 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about eternity and how we know that heaven and hell are real, based on what the bible tells us about both.
Identity Crisis: Whose Am I? (Stewardship)
Nov 15, 2015 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about how God is the owner of all things and we are just managers of the things He blesses us with.
Identity Crisis: Who Are You? (Compassion)
Nov 8, 2015 • 14 min
Based on chapter 8 of Believe, Vicar Adam Peitsch talks about how we as Christians are called to show compassion to those around us. Following the example of Christ, the perfect example of compassion.
Identity Crisis: Who Are They? (Humanity)
Nov 1, 2015 • 16 min
Pastor Fenske talks about the world. The people around us who may or may not have faith in Jesus as their Savior. How should we be responding to and treating them everyday.
Identity Crisis: Who Are We? (Church)
Oct 25, 2015 • 19 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about who we are as the body of Christ in the Church, based on chapter 6 of Believe.
Identity Crisis: Who Am I (Identity in Christ)
Oct 18, 2015 • 21 min
Pastor Adams talks about how we find our identity in Christ, and how through Christ our identity is that of a chosen child of God.
The Bible - Holy Ground
Oct 11, 2015 • 18 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about the Bible and how it is God’s Holy Ground, and the place for us to hear God’s will for our lives.
Salvation God’s Way
Oct 4, 2015 • 16 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about God’s plan for salvation. The plan is not what we might have expected, but it is a perfect plan, based solely on God’s grace and love for us.
Our Personal God Has a Personal Claim on You
Sep 27, 2015 • 21 min
Pastor Herb Mueller, 1st Vice President of the LCMS, talks about how God is personal in our lives and how God’s presence can comfort us in difficult times.
The One and Only
Sep 20, 2015 • 21 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the God, The One and Only, based on Chapter one of Believe.
I Believe - Don’t I?
Sep 13, 2015 • 19 min
Pastor Mark Brandt introduces the Believe program that we will spending the year going through.
God’s Vengeance, Our Victory
Sep 6, 2015 • 13 min
Be Strong in the Lord
Aug 30, 2015 • 19 min
Get Out of the Boat and Share Jesus
Aug 23, 2015 • 27 min
Pastor David P. E. Maier talks about the courage that we need to share our faith with the people around us. If we keep our focus on God, He will give us the courage to “step out of the boat and walk on water”.
Walking as Children of Light
Aug 16, 2015 • 16 min
Pastor Shawn Fenske talks about how we can change the world by being a light to the people around us.
Great Journeys
Aug 9, 2015 • 16 min
Vicar Joe Polzin gives his farewell sermon to St. Lorenz, about the journeys that we all experience in life, and how we can trust in God to lead us on our journeys. Christ will lead us no matter how difficult the journey may seem.
Ministers of a New Covenant
Aug 2, 2015 • 18 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how everyone is a minister of the New Covenant. Although some are specially trained and ordained as ministers, all believers are qualified because our strength and competence comes from Christ.
When Jesus Passes By
Jul 26, 2015 • 15 min
Vicar Polzin talks about the times in life that we struggle and we feel like Jesus disciples, struglling in the boat, the night that Jesus walked on water. However, just like the disciples, Jesus is always walking close to us, close enough to help us…
All I Need is a Miracle
Jul 19, 2015 • 20 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about miracles and how we need to have faith in God to perform miracles, but also that we must do what we can with the blessings that God has given us.
Certainty in Christ
Jul 12, 2015 • 16 min
Vicar Joe Polzin talks about the certainty that we can have when we put our faith in Christ.
Honoring Our Heroes
Jul 5, 2015 • 17 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how we can honor our Hero, Jesus, and how we can pledge to be heroes for Christ.
Giving Yourself to God
Jun 28, 2015 • 19 min
God in the Whirlwind
Jun 21, 2015 • 20 min
Pastor Adams talks about how God is present and loving, even in times of suffering.
Always Confident
Jun 14, 2015 • 19 min
Pastor Brandt talks about how we can be confident because of the work that Christ has done for us.
Family Matters
Jun 6, 2015 • 20 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about families and how all families have dysfunction, but that through Christ all families are redeemed and made whole again.
Trinity at Work
May 31, 2015 • 18 min
How the Spirit Works
May 24, 2015 • 15 min
Pastor Brandt talks about how the Holy Spirit works through us in the world around us.
In the World, Not of the World?
May 17, 2015 • 18 min
Loved Ones Love
May 10, 2015 • 11 min
The Purpose of Preaching
May 3, 2015 • 15 min
(Re)united
May 3, 2015 • 22 min
(Re)newed
Apr 26, 2015 • 24 min
Laying Down Your Life- Laying it on the Line
Apr 26, 2015 • 16 min
(Re)vealed
Apr 19, 2015 • 24 min
What’s Necessary?
Apr 19, 2015 • 16 min
The Difference a Resurrection Makes
Apr 12, 2015 • 15 min
(Re)vived
Apr 12, 2015 • 23 min
Finding Jesus
Apr 5, 2015 • 23 min
Easter Apparel
Apr 5, 2015 • 19 min
A Good and Beautiful Friday
Apr 3, 2015 • 13 min
Participating in Killing Jesus
Apr 2, 2015 • 11 min
How Much Do You Love Jesus?
Mar 29, 2015 • 21 min
Sons of Thunder, Slaves of All
Mar 22, 2015 • 17 min
Pastor Adams talks about how we should ask Jesus for things that we need, and how He will answer our prayers.
Wednesday: Jesus’ Day Off
Mar 18, 2015 • 18 min
A Work of Art
Mar 15, 2015 • 13 min
Our Jealous God
Mar 8, 2015 • 15 min
Vicar Joe Polzin talks about how God created laws to protect us, not out of anger.
Killing Jesus: Monday
Mar 4, 2015 • 19 min
Killing Jesus-Sunday
Mar 4, 2015 • 18 min
Paying it Forward… Lutheran School Style
Mar 1, 2015 • 18 min
Love is God
Feb 22, 2015 • 19 min
Temptation
Feb 22, 2015 • 15 min
Killing Jesus: Not Yet
Feb 18, 2015 • 20 min
The first sermon in our Lenten series about Killing Jesus. Pastor Brandt talks about times when Jesus’ life was in danger before His crucifixion, and why Christ’s death had to be on the cross.
Love is… Sacrifice
Feb 15, 2015 • 20 min
Listen to Him
Feb 15, 2015 • 16 min
The Man Behind the Mission
Feb 8, 2015 • 22 min
Love is Flesh and Blood
Feb 8, 2015 • 21 min
Love Is Light
Feb 1, 2015 • 19 min
Knowledge to Live By
Feb 1, 2015 • 13 min
Time is Short— Don’t Worry! Serve the Lord!
Jan 25, 2015 • 20 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about how are days on earth are numbered, so we should spend our last days living for the Lord.
You Are Not Your Own…Deal With It!
Jan 18, 2015 • 16 min
Pastor Brandt talks about how God bought us for a price, and we should glorify Him in everything that we do because we are not ours, but His.
Life by Drowning
Jan 11, 2015 • 18 min
Pastor Adams talks about the effects of our baptism on our lives and even after our death.
The Big Reveal
Jan 4, 2015 • 18 min
All Things New
Dec 31, 2014 • 16 min
New Year’s Eve Worship
Significant Endings
Dec 28, 2014 • 17 min
Vicar Polzin talks about how we can make peace with ourselves when we come to know our Savior.
A Baby Changes Everything
Dec 25, 2014 • 14 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about how having a baby can change a person’s life, but more importantly, how Baby Jesus changed everyone’s life.
Too Much Fuss, or Not Enough?
Dec 24, 2014 • 12 min
Pastor Brandt talks about how we sometimes fuss too much about the less important things during Christmas, instead of focusing on the birth of Jesus.
Confess!
Dec 14, 2014 • 14 min
Pastor Brandt talks about John the Baptist and his confession that Jesus is the Messiah.
Ghosts of Christmas: Future
Dec 14, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Adams talks about how Christ promises to return to earth and take us with him, and we will have an eternal future with him.
Ghost of Christmas Present
Dec 7, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Adams talks about how Jesus became physically present on earth through Christmas, and how His presence is still with us always.
Ghost of Christmas Present Connect
Dec 7, 2014 • 21 min
Pastor Adams talks about how Jesus became physically present through Christmas, and how His presence is still with us always.
Ghost of Christmas Past
Nov 30, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Adams talks about how our past can affect our future, but more importantly how what God has done for us affects our future.
The Servants Are in Charge
Nov 30, 2014 • 17 min
Parable of the Goat
Nov 23, 2014 • 21 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about the Parable of the Goat to show that when Jesus comes, He will not judge us as goats, but as sheep if we believe in Him, and He will give us eternal life.
The King Is Coming… Now What?
Nov 16, 2014 • 16 min
Vicar Joe Polzin talks about how to prepare for the second coming of Christ Jesus, and not to be afraid, but rejoice instead.
Who am I?
Nov 9, 2014 • 16 min
Pastor Brandt talks about how David was humbled to give generously to God and how we are given the opportunity to give to God because he has blessed us.
Sacrifice: Pain or Privilege?
Nov 2, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Brandt uses the story of Cain and Able to teach us about whether a sacrifice is a pain or a privilege.
The Big Question of the Reformation
Oct 26, 2014 • 20 min
Pastor Bender answers how we can get right with God through the power of the Gospel that was uncovered during the Reformation.
Reaching for Tomorrow
Oct 19, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Brandt tells us about how God’s plan for our future may be different from our plans, but that should not stop us from straining to reach for goals as a congregation.
Relevant Today
Oct 12, 2014 • 17 min
Pastor Brandt talks about changing our Worship experience in order to reach people in a way that they can understand the love of God.
Rooted in Time
Oct 5, 2014 • 20 min
The first Sermon in the Series “Reaching for Tomorrow.” Pastor Adams talks about how God has worked through the history of St. Lorenz to bring us to where we are now and how He will work through us as we move into the future.
United?!
Sep 28, 2014 • 16 min
Pastor Brandt preaches about the importance of unity in Christ as well as unity with others.
Get Connected! with God’s People
Sep 28, 2014 • 20 min
Pastor Adams preaches about God’s gift of unity and tells us how we should keep unity with his people.
Look to His Hands
Sep 21, 2014 • 15 min
Vicar Joe Polzin talks about how God’s hands provide for us and forgive us, and how we should respond by using our hands to serve Him and others around us.
Get Connected! With God’s Gift of Family
Sep 21, 2014 • 21 min
Pastor Adam’s preaches about the importance of Family.
What Is In Your Account?
Sep 14, 2014 • 13 min
Get Connected! With God’s New Life
Sep 14, 2014 • 19 min
What is different about your life as a Christian that sets you apart from your friends/ co-workers? Pastor Adams talks about how our lives are different through Jesus.
What Love Does
Sep 7, 2014 • 16 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about what real love is and how we see true love modeled for us in Christ and His sacrifice for us.
Get Connected! To God’s Plan
Sep 7, 2014 • 19 min
The first sermon in a 4 week series called Get Connected! Pastor Caleb Adams talks about God’s plan for our lives and how it doesn’t always work out the way we would like.
The Successful Life
Aug 31, 2014 • 16 min
Vicar Joe Polzin’s first sermon about what it means to have a successful life in Christ.
Blessed to Witness
Aug 24, 2014 • 23 min
Reverend Dr. Kenneth Klaus preaches on Luke 18:8. There are many nations, religions and individuals who want faith in the Christ eradicated. We are among the few who work and pray for faith to be found everywhere.
Dogs, Lost Sheep or Chosen People?
Aug 17, 2014 • 19 min
Pastor Kaiser talks about the story from Matthew 15: 21-28, where a Canaanite woman expresses great faith. Are we Dogs, Lost Sheep or God’s chosen people? Maybe we are all of them.
Beautiful Feet
Aug 10, 2014 • 17 min
Vicar Peter Heckert preaches his farewell sermon at St. Lorenz. Listen as he talks about how we all have the beautiful feet of those who bring good news.
Hungry? Why Wait?
Aug 3, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the feast of blessings that Jesus brings us through His sacrifice for us.
Don’t Get It Take Comfort In It.
Aug 2, 2014 • 16 min
Vicar Peter Heckert preaching his second last sermon at St. Lorenz.
Chosen
Jul 27, 2014 • 16 min
Pastor Gary Bender describes what it means to be “Chosen” by God and what our response should be.
Hope Seeds
Jul 20, 2014 • 21 min
Pastor Mark Brandt welcomes Michael Mueller, Co-founder and Executive Director of “Hope Seeds”, as they talk about the work the Hope Seeds does to feed the whole person - body, mind, and soul.
Seed-Sowers, All
Jul 13, 2014 • 13 min
Vicar Peter Heckert takes a look at the parable of the seed sower from Matthew 13:1-9, and talks about how we are all meant to be seed-sowers. We are meant to sow the seeds of faith in the people around us.
Let Freedom Ring
Jul 6, 2014 • 18 min
We celebrate and enjoy many freedoms as citizens of the United States. However, our only true freedom comes from God and our relationship with Him.
Where’s the Gospel?
Jul 1, 2014 • 12 min
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Friendly Fire
Jun 22, 2014 • 20 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how at times it seems like we are receiving “Friendly Fire” when the church or other Christians contribute to our struggles in life. Sometimes it even seems like God is adding to our problems instead of solving them. How…
The Process
Jun 15, 2014 • 14 min
Vicar Peter Heckert talks about how the three members of the Trinity work together to bring us to faith and keep us in faith.
Pentecost- Moses’ ‘Dream’ Come True
Jun 8, 2014 • 22 min
Pastor Kaiser addresses the idea of unity in the church that was first started on Pentecost so long ago.
The Joy of Suffering
Jun 1, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Caleb Adams tells us about how we can have joy in suffering.
Randy Frazee Celebration Event
Jun 1, 2014 • 44 min
The message from Randy Frazee at The Story Celebration Event.
The Advocate, the Helper
May 25, 2014 • 13 min
Vicar Peter Heckert talks about the Holy Spirit who is our Advocate and helps us to live the life we are meant to live.
Heaven is for Real!
May 18, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about the last chapter of The Story and how knowing that heaven is real can give us comfort.
God’s Power Within Us
May 11, 2014 • 16 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about Paul’s final days and how he used the Power of God Within that was within him.
Thank God for You
May 4, 2014 • 16 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s sermon on Paul’s mission trips and letters to the churches he started. Staff retirements and anniversaries were also celebrated this services.
Jesus Recognized
Apr 27, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about how the disciples recognized Jesus on the Road to Emmaus, and how we can recognize Jesus in our lives.
Very Early in the Morning
Apr 20, 2014 • 15 min
Pastor Caleb Adams’ sermon about the first Easter Sunday morning.
Christ is Risen
Apr 20, 2014 • 14 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s sermon from Easter Festival worship.
Good Friday Tre Ore Sermons
Apr 18, 2014 • 60 min
Sermons based on the sevens sayings of Jesus from the cross.
Alone
Apr 18, 2014 • 15 min
Pastor Caleb Adams talks about being Alone, and how Jesus was the only person to ever be completely alone.
Prepared to Die
Apr 17, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Brandt tell us about how amazing it is that Christ chose to suffer and die for us.
The Foolish, Stumbling Block Crucifixion
Apr 13, 2014 • 17 min
Pastor Gary Bender talks about how the crucifixion is foolishness to some, and stumbling block to others, but it is the power and wisdom of God to those who believe.
God’s Not Dead!
Apr 13, 2014 • 11 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser tells us that we serve a living God. Who loves us and cares for us throughout our lives. From our youth to old age He will always be with us.
A HERO’s Welcome
Apr 6, 2014 • 18 min
In this last sermon of the HERO Series Pastor Caleb Adams describes what A HERO’s Welcome is like and the welcome that Jesus received when He came to Jerusalem the final time.
A HERO’s Wisdom
Mar 30, 2014 • 17 min
In the third part of the four week HERO series, Pastor Mark Brandt talks about the Wisdom of our HERO, Jesus. Jesus taught in many parables and stories and sometimes His wisdom was not readily apparent to all who were listening. Are we truly listening…
HERO Worship
Mar 23, 2014 • 21 min
In the second week of the HERO series Pastor Joel Kaiser talks about how our human nature leads us to “worship” our heros. But what does it mean to be a hero and what does it mean to worship? Who is your HERO and whom do you worship?
A HERO’s Way
Mar 16, 2014 • 11 min
In the first week of the four week series HERO Pastor Gary Bender tells us about what a HERO is and asks if Jesus is our HERO.
The Heart of Worship
Mar 9, 2014 • 15 min
This week seminary student, Andrew Howe, shares with us how we can learn about worship from the example of Nehemiah and the Israelites as they rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.
The Hidden God
Mar 2, 2014 • 16 min
This week Pastor Adams talks about chapter 20 of The Story, where Esther has faith and courage and saves her people. Even though God is never mentioned in this story, He is there. Just like He is in our lives. Sometimes we don’t recognize His hand in…
Turning Point
Feb 23, 2014 • 20 min
Pastor Mark Brandt explains how God can use the circumstances in life to carry out His plans for us. Like He did when He used the pagan king of Babylon, Cyrus to bring the people of Israel back to their homeland.
Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Worship Yourself
Feb 16, 2014 • 18 min
In the final sermon of the five week series, Five Ways to Wreck Your Life, Pastor Adams talks about pride and how it was the reason that the kingdom of Judah came to its final end. Pride can be our stumbling block as well, if we forget to acknowledge it…
Patience in the Hopeless
Feb 16, 2014 • 17 min
Vicar Peter Heckert talks about the end of the kingdom of Judah from chapter 17 of The Story.
Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Go With the Flow
Feb 9, 2014 • 22 min
In week four of this five week series Pastor Caleb Adams talks about how the Israelites decided to ignore God’s commands and “Go With the Flow” of the people around them. How can we continue to go against the flow of the world around us and keep our…
Who You Gonna Trust?
Feb 9, 2014 • 22 min
Pastor Mark Brandt asks who do we really trust for our hope and security. Do we trust ourselves and things of this world or do we trust God and His Word.
Life’s Walk … Life Lessons
Feb 9, 2014 • 18 min
Pastor Brandt talks about the lessons learned by early settlers of Frankenmuth and how we can apply those lessons to our lives today.
The Prophets-God’s Messengers of Love
Feb 2, 2014 • 14 min
Pastor Gary Bender tells us how the prophets of the Old Testament showed God’s love for the people of Israel and how we can learn from their messages.
Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Live in Fear
Feb 2, 2014 • 16 min
In the third week of the sermon series Five Ways to Wreck You Life, Pastor Caleb Adams talks about the fear and loneliness that Elijah felt when he was being hunted by Queen Jezebel. We also feel alone and afraid sometimes, but because of Christ’s death…
Lutheran Schools: Where the Story Comes to Life
Jan 26, 2014 • 20 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser tells us about the blessings of Lutheran schools and through our school we are living out the Story of our faith.
Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Listen to Morons
Jan 26, 2014 • 16 min
King Rehoboam and King Jeroboam each took the opportunity to seek advice at the beginning of their respective reigns. Each king failed to listen to wise advice and instead listened to the “Morons” who told them what they wanted to hear. Pastor Caleb…
The Beginning of Wisdom
Jan 19, 2014 • 19 min
Pastor Caleb Adams tells us about some of the ways that Solomon displayed his great wisdom and lack of wisdom in chapter 13 of The Story, and how we can learn from Solomon’s example to keep Christ at the center of our lives.
Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Date Losers
Jan 19, 2014 • 21 min
Solomon had it all, wisdom, riches, God’s favor. Pastor Caleb Adams tells us how Solomon wrecked his life by allowing his many foreign wives to lead him away from God.
Crazy Generous
Jan 12, 2014 • 19 min
Pastor Mark Brandt talks about how David and the Israelites were Crazy Generous when they were preparing for the temple to be built, because God had blessed them with so much. We too have been blessed with so much and our response to God’s love and…
Epiphany- The Gentiles’ Christmas
Jan 6, 2014 • 20 min
Pastor Joel Kaiser tells the story of the visit of Magi to the Christ child so long ago, and what the first Epiphany really means to us today.
Teach Us to Number Our Days
Dec 31, 2013 • 16 min
Pastor Mark Brandt tells us about the great blessing of time the we often take for granted.
Mourning in Ramah After Christmas
Dec 29, 2013 • 16 min
Vicar Peter Heckert preaches on the passage from Matthew 2:13-23, that describes the murder of many young boys in Bethlehem after the birth of Jesus, and how we can respond to those around us who are mourning.
Immanuel - God With Us (Part 2)
Dec 25, 2013 • 14 min
Pastor Gary Bender continues his sermon from Dec. 22.
The Reason for the Season
Dec 24, 2013 • 13 min
Pastor Brandt reminds us of the real Reason for the Season of Christmas.
Immanuel-God With Us (Part 1)
Dec 22, 2013 • 14 min
Pastor Gary Bender’s sermon about the miracle of Jesus birth and how God came to be with us as a baby so long ago.
Christmas at the Movies: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dec 15, 2013 • 18 min
Do you ever feel like a misfit? Pastor Caleb Adams tells us how God used His Son Jesus, the misfit of all misfits, to redeem the world and bring salvation to all who believe.
Road Work Ahead
Dec 15, 2013 • 23 min
Pastor Kaiser tells us about the “Highway of Holiness” described in Isaiah 35:8-10.
Christmas at the Movies: Christmas Vacation
Dec 8, 2013 • 19 min
In the second sermon in this 3 week series, Pastor Caleb Adams reflects on the idea of the importance of family during the Christmas season.
A Lot to Learn
Dec 8, 2013 • 20 min
Pastor Brandt talks about how we can learn from the past, live in the present and lean into the future, especially through the lens of our Christian faith and the promise of our Savior.
Christmas at the Movies: It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 1, 2013 • 25 min
The first sermon for our Connect worship sermon series “Christmas at the Movies” is It’s a Wonderful Life. What is the value of one life?
It’s a Wonderful Life
Dec 1, 2013 • 21 min
Pastor Adams asks the following questions.How might things be different if you’d never been born?How are things different because Jesus was born?How does the eternal life won for you by Jesus impact your life right now?
Pardon Me
Nov 28, 2013 • 20 min
Thanksgiving day sermon by Pastor Joel Kaiser.
A Man After God’s Own Heart
Nov 24, 2013 • 22 min
Pastor Gary Bender tells us about David and how we too can be a man or woman after God’s own heart.
More Than A Job
Nov 17, 2013 • 17 min
Vicar Peter Heckert’s sermon on Chapter 10 of The Story tells us about the examples of Saul and Samuel and how they fulfilled their vocations.
More Than A Love Story
Nov 10, 2013 • 21 min
Pastor Caleb Adams tells us about the story of Ruth from chapter 9 of The Story. Her story is much more than a sappy love story. Ruth’s story gives us an example of loyalty and love and it also shows us the faithfulness of God to His people.
Of Saints and Sinners
Nov 3, 2013 • 17 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s sermon based on chapter 8 of The Story.
Life in the House of Rahab
Oct 27, 2013 • 20 min
Pastor Kaiser’s sermon about the safety of the House of Rahab when the city of Jericho was defeated, and how we get the same refuge from our Savior Jesus Christ.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Oct 20, 2013 • 18 min
Wandering
Oct 20, 2013 • 16 min
Pastor Mark Brandt’s sermon on chapter 6 of the Story.
Game On! - The Rulebook
Oct 15, 2013 • 20 min
Why did God give the Israelites laws and rules? Was it to restrict them and take away their freedoms? Pastor Brandt tells us about God’s plan for rules and why they are important for us.
But I Didn’t Mean To!
Oct 13, 2013 • 16 min
Game On!: Breaking Tackles
Oct 6, 2013 • 20 min
God broke the tackles and shackles that the Egyptians used to hold the Israelites in slavery. Pastor Brandt talks about how God will help us break free from the grip of the sin and evil that tackles us in life.