July 16, 2018
Today we will kick off our summer series focussing on the book of Ephesians. This little book tucked away in the New Testament is full of practical advice and great wisdom related to living out your faith so we'll spend the summer digging deeper. And boy does it start out with a bang!
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14
Song: "Because of Your Love" written by Phil Wickham; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
*ARTICLE/VIDEO ABOUT LA SALLE LUTHERAN CHURCH CLOSING AFTER NEARLY 100 YEARS
July 16, 2018
So often one of the excuses we have for not sharing our faith or not serving is that we don’t have anything to offer. In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world but offers them a pretty sparse packing list. What do we need as we too are sent?
Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5; Mark 6:1-13
Song: "No Longer Slaves" written by B. Johnson, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
July 2, 2018
The woman could have snuck away unnoticed but she was willing to suffer the public shaming she knew was coming. She fell to the dirt and told the whole truth. What happens next is just breathtaking. What happens next is gospel.
Scripture: Mark 5:21-43
Song: "Good Good Father" written by A. Brown & P. Barrett; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
June 26, 2018
We all have callings. We all have gifts given in baptism to fulfill those callings. Those callings lead us to help shine a light, make paths straight, prepare the way of the Lord -- speak the truth in love.
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:57-67
Song: "We Are Called (let us not forget)" written by Nate Bergengren; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
June 18, 2018
Jesus talks about images of a seed representing the Kingdom of God and the 1st reading contains images from ancient texts the disciples were sure to recall at this parable. And then Jesus does NOT go where they think he’ll go. What might the tree of life that God plants look like? And how do we find it?
Scripture: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Mark 4:26-34
Song: "Never Once" written by J. Ingram, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
June 11, 2018
We have been hearing this story since we were little kids. It’s an ancient story. So old that it should sound like a relic from a time long past with no relevance to our modern lives. But as you enter this old story again, you may learn that it is like reading an entry from your own diary, written last Tuesday.
Scripture: Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
Song: "One Thing Remains" written by B. Johnson, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
June 4, 2018
It's a wonderful thing, when young people, graduating high school seniors stand up and share the good news in such a remarkable and powerful way. But we shouldn't be too surprised, this is what God does. God breaks into our world through all kinds of unexpected ways...
Scriputure: 1 Samuel 3:1-10; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6
Song: "Broken Vessels (amazing grace)" written by Joel Houston; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
May 29, 2018
Nicodemus comes under the cover of darkness to sit with Jesus and ask him some questions of faith. Why? What has he heard about this Jesus that brings him to this moment? What was it about Jesus that brought Nicodemus out, that caused his curiosity to be greater than his fear? What do we need in order for our curiosity to be greater than OUR fear?
Scripture: Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
Song: "Let God Arise" written by C. Tomlin, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
May 21, 2018
Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the church. Is it possible that we may have domesticated this whole thing a bit? Sure, we change the liturgical color to red and all, but are we sure we even want what the Spirit pours out in this passage? What if you came to church to hear a story and it turned out to be about you?
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Song: "Holy Spirit" written by B. Torwalt & K. Torwalt; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
May 14, 2018
There’s a phrase that is sometimes used in Christian circles, that we should be “in the world but not of the world.” It comes from today’s Gospel, but Jesus doesn’t quite mean it the same way.
Scripture: 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
Song: "Make Us One" written by Stefan Van Voorst; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band