Sermons

2019   (please click date to open)

June 9, 2019  “Contemporary Pictures of Pentecost”  Acts 2:1-21

June 2, 2019  “Gifts of the Ascension”   Luke 24:44-53

May 19, 2019  “God’s Glorious Love”   John 13:31-35

May 12 2019  “Tabitha, Get Up!”   Acts 9:36-43

May 5, 2019   “Called and Gifted”   Acts 9:1-6

April 14, 2019   “Clash of Peace”   Luke 19:28-40

April 7, 2019   “The Do A New Thing God”   Isaiah 43:16-21

March 24, 2019   “At Home in God”    Isaiah 55:1-9

March 17, 2019  “To Be Continued…”   Luke 13:31-35

Ordination Sermon March 3, 2019 “Faith Curtails Fear”   Ordination of Christine Wilke at Emanuel Church, Hales Corners, UCC

February 24, 2019 “Nevertheless, Say ‘Yes'”  Genesis 45:3-11, 15

February 17, 2019 “Blessings and Woes”    Luke 6:17-26

February 10, 2019 “Radical Trust, Growing Faith”  Luke 5:1-11

February 3, 2019 “Love Like Jesus”  Luke 4:21=30

Jan. 20, 2019 “Signs & Symbols”    John 2:1-11

Jan 13, 2019 “God, Baptism & Mystery”  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

 

2018  (Please Click the Date to Open)

Dec. 2, 2018    “Advent Hope in Context”    Jeremiah 33:14-16

Nov 11, 2018    “You Are A Gift of God”    Mark 12:38-44

Nov. 4, 2018    “All Saint’s Sunday”   Mark 12:28-34

Oct 21, 2018   “The Jesus Team”  Stewardship Theme 2018   Matthew 9:37-38

Ordination Sermon October 14, 2018  Ordination of Lois Buchholz at Emanuel Church, Hales Corners UCC

Oct, 7, 2018    “The Power of Listening”  Hebrews 1:1-4. 2:5-12

Sept 30, 2018   “Esther: A Picture of Courage”    Esther 7:1-6, 9-10 & 9:20-22

Sept. 23, 2018  “Human Competition or Kingdom Collaboration”  Mark 9:30-37

Sept. 16, 2018  “Who Am I?”   Mark 8:27-38

Sept. 9, 2018   “The Risk of Being Open”   Mark 7:24-37

Sept. 2, 2018   “Inside Out”  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

August 26, 2018   “Home”   Psalm 84 & Ephesians 6:10-20

Aug. 19, 2018    “Compassion”   Psalm 111

Aug 5, 2018    “I Am the Bread of Life, and Emanuel’s August Fest”  John 6:24-35

July 29, 2018   “Miracles and Meaning”   John 6:1-21

July 22, 2018    “Jesus for an Emerging Church”   Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

July 1, 2018  “Turning Annoying Into Anointing”  Mark 5:21-43

June 24, 2018    “Equipped for the Storms”   Mark 4:35-41

June 17. 2018    “Unconventional God”   Mark 4:26-34

June 10, 2018    “Best-Case Scenario”   2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

June 3, 2018    “Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You”    Mark 2:23-3:6

May 27, 2018    “Worship Wherever You Are”   Isaiah 6:1-8

May 13. 2018   “Happiness: It Takes Practice”  Psalm 1

May 6, 2018   “Giving Ourself in Love”   John 15:9-17

April 22, 2018  “Who Is Not Here?”   I Samuel 16 Sermon by Bonnie Gleesing

April 15, 2018  “Seeing with Resurrection Eyes”  Luke 24:36b-48

March 25 2018   “The Power of Spiritual Emptying”  Philippians 2:5-11

March 4, 2018  “Harnessing Anger in the Work of Love”  John 2:13-22

February 4, 2018    Mark 1:29-39    Rev. Dale Stohre

January 28, 2018   Mark 1:21-28    Rev. Dale Stohre

January 14, 2018    “What if You Were Next?”   Mark 1;4-11

January 7, 2018   “Going Home Different”  Matthew 2:1-12

 

2017   (please click date to open)

Dec 31, 2017   ‘Hope and Fear: Anna”   Luke 2:22-40

Dec. 17, 2017   “True Source of Joy”   Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Dec. 3, 2017    “Blue Christmas”   Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Nov. 26 2017    “Finding Christ in the Vulnerable”   Matthew 25:31-46

Nov. 19, 2017    “Practicing Risk”    Matthew 25:14-30

Nov 12, 2017   “We Can Be More”   Matthew 25:1-13

Nov. 5, 2017    “All Saints Sunday”

Oct 29, 2017   “A Spiritual Edge”   I Thessalonians 2:1-8

Oct. 15, 2017    “Golden Calf!  So What?”    Exodus 32:1-14

October 8, 2017   “Move Toward the Light”   Psalm 19

Oct 1. 2017    “World Communion Sunday”   Exodus 17:1-7

Sept 17, 2017    “Judgement and Church Squabbles”  Romans 14:1-12

Sept 10, 2017    “Forgiveness”   Matthew 18:15-20

August 27, 2017   “Transforming @ 64”   Mr. Gene Detert

August 20, 2017    “Spiritual Foundation to Counter Hatred and Violence”   Genesis 45:1-15

August 13, 2017    “Getting Out of the Boat”  Matthew 14:22-33

Aug 6. 2017    “Faith and Wrestling with God”   Genesis 32:22-32

July 30, 3017    “The Mustard Seed Kingdom”    Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

July 23, 2017   “Against All Odds, Wheat IS Growing”    Matthew 13:24-30

July 16, 2017    “Seeds of Grace”    Matthew 13:1-9

July 9, 2017    “Yoked to Christ”    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

July 2, 2017   “Bridge Escorts”   Jeremiah 28:5-9

June 18, 2017    “It’s’ God at the Door: Immigration”    Genesis 18:1-15

June 11, 2017   “Focusing on the Great Commission”    Matthew 28:16-20

June 4, 2017    “Equal But Not Same”    Acts 2    Preached by Mrs. Christine Wilke

May 28. 2017    “On the Move God”    Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

May 21, 2017   “The Grounded Followers of An Ascended Savior”   Luke 24:44-53

May 14, 2017   “A Motherly God for Mother’s Day”  John 14:1-14

May 7, 2017   “Community in God”   Acts 2:42-47

April 30, 2017   “Stages of Faith”    Luke 24:13-35

April 23 2017   “Breath, Forgiveness and Peacemaking”  John 20:19-31

April 16, 2017   “God Has Another Move”   Matthew 28:1-10

April 2, 2017   “Ordinary Resurrections”   Ezekiel 37:1-14

March 19, 2017    “Thirsty for God”   Exodus 17:1-7

March 12, 2017    “God’s Love: Bargain or Bond?”   John 3:1-17

March 5, 2017    “The Temptor and Privilege”   Matthew 4:1-11

February 19, 2017   “Non-violent Resistance”   Matthew 5:38-48      (I owe many of these exegetical insights to Rev. Walter Wink)

February 12, 2017   “Unconditionally Loved, Completely Forgiven”  John 21:4-17

February 5, 2017  “We Are God’s People All Week Long”   Isaiah 58:1-9a

January 22, 2017   “Called into the Unknown”  Matthew 4:12-23

January 15, 2017  “Where is God?”    Psalm 40:1-11

January 8, 2017   Sermon by Rev. Dale Stohre

 

2015   (please click date to open)

November 22, 2015   Rev. Jane Anderson,   Matthew 6:24-34

November 15, 2015   Rev. Dale Stohre      Psalm 16