Sermons

October 15, 2017

Nat preaches on the 22nd Chapter of the Gospel of Matthew.  “The God revealed in Jesus Christ never stops inviting . . .God’s willingness love, for your sake and mine, is more than enough.  Christ is always enough.”

October 8, 2017

It’s God’s field. . .You have a place in this field–and the love that you have to share, which is the love of God in Jesus Christ . . that love still matters . . .maybe specially now.  Nat preaches on another parable in the Gospel of Matthew.

October 1, 2017

Nat preaches on the 21st Gospel of Matthew–the Parable of the two sons.  “It matters how we do, how we love, how we live.  Our lives matter.”

September 24, 2017

“The landowner goes out. . . again and again and again. . .and he sees, and he finds. . .and he sends. . . and not one is left behind.   And no one makes due with less.”  Nat preaches on the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 20.

 

September 17, 2017

“Forgiveness is an act of letting go. . . Forgive as you have been forgiven.”  Nat preaches on the Gospel of Matthew, the 18th chapter.

September 10, 2017

“The Word was made flesh and lived among us  . . . Humanity had nothing to do with that.  God did that . . Out of love . . There’s nothing you or I can do to improve upon what God has already done in Jesus Christ.”  Nat preaches on the Gospel of Matthew.

September 3, 2017

Pastor Nat read the Gospel of Matthew 16:21-28 and then spoke on the Gospel.  Due to technical difficulties, the sermon did not get recorded but here’s the link to read it:  Matthew 16.21-28.  We had “Prayer Around the Cross” where everyone was invited to come light a candle and pray at one of the stations around the cross.

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 August 27, 2017

Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God.”  But who do you say he is?”   That is a more personal question.  Nat preaches on the Gospel of Matthew.

August 20, 2017

“I’ve been thinking about those images of Charlottesville this week, maybe you have too.  It’s my calling in life or at least it’s my calling in this moment, to name a thing, a thing. And so I want to say that there aren’t many sides to hate. . . President denounced hatred and bigotry and violence on many sides last week. . .  Bigotry and violence have no place in God’s reality. . .We are called as Christians to stand with humanity.”

August 13, 2017

“Take heart, it is I, do not be afraid.”  Jesus said to the disciples when he came walking toward them on the sea.  Guest Pastor Eric Carlson preaches on the Gospel of Matthew.

 August 6, 2017

“God remains faithful, that’s who God is and that is always enough.  Amen”  Nat preaches on the Gospel of Matthew, the 14th chapter, Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God.

  • Events

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    Sunday WorshipTime: 9:00 am
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    Sunday SchoolTime: 10:15 am
    Oct24
    Adult StudyTime: 11:00 am
  • Announcements

    *Everyone is invited to join “Tuesday Text Study” led by Nat at 11:00 AM.

    *Lutheran World Relief efforts resulted in Good Shepherd shipping 106 School Kits, 83 Baby Care Kits and 100 Quilts. Great job everyone!!

    *Conference 9 of the SE Iowa Synod will gather for a Fall meeting Sunday, October 22, at 2:00pm at St. Paul's Lutheran in Albia. GSLC has been invited to send two representatives to this meeting. If you’re interested in attending this meeting, contact Ann Fields or Nat Bothwell.

    *The Christmas Bazaar is just around the corner! Thank you for all that have donated beads, cookie cutters, and Christmas cards. We will be announcing times to craft soon. 

    *Illuminated Catechism will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:30-7:00 PM.

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