Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday In Advent (Series A) December 22nd, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Epistle: Romans 1:1-7 Lesson: Isaiah 7:10-17 Psalm: Psalm 24 CLB Commentary – Rev. Kenneth Narvesen The verses of our Gospel text for this Fourth Sunday in Advent provide a peek into one of...

Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday In Advent (Series A) December 15th, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-15 Epistle: James 5:7-11 Lesson: Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm: Psalm 146 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden The Gospel of Matthew answers the question, “Who Is Jesus?” Matthew’s answer is plain. Jesus...

Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday In Advent December 8th, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 Epistle: Romans 15:4-13 Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm: Psalm 72:1-7 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum “Prepare to be redeemed!” Although this passage shouts the call for repentance and sounds the warning...

First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday In Advent (Series A) December 1st, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 or Matthew 24:36-44 Epistle: Romans 13:(8-10)11-14 Lesson: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm: Psalm 122 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop The world is used to military parades where a victorious general, or...

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost July 7th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 7:36-8:3 Epistle: Galatians 2:15-21; 3:10-14 Lesson: 2 Samuel 11:16-12:10, 13-14 Psalm: Psalm 32:1-7 CLB Commentary by Pastor Bill Helland 4th Sunday after Pentecost Luke 7:36-8:3 This text provides us the...

Third Sunday After Pentecost

Third Sunday after Pentecost (Series C) June 23rd, 2019 Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Epistle: Galatians 1:11-24 Lesson: 1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm: Psalm 30 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Picture the scene—it’s a hot day in northern Galilee, the sun glaring overhead as a...