Sermon for Pentecost 3 – June 13, 2021

+3rd Sunday after Pentecost – June 13, 2021+

Series B: Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Mark 4:26-34

Beautiful Savior Lutheran

Milton, WA

 

“Jesus the Sower”

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Atop the state capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska stands a 20 foot tall bronze statue of a man sowing seed with his out-stretched hand. It’s simply and aptly named, “The Sower.” A fitting image for a statue towering over the fertile plains and amber waves of grain.

 

It’s also a fitting image for today’s Gospel reading from Mark 4 as we hear Jesus’ parable of the Growing Seed. Only the main character in this story no statue or nameless farmer. Rather, the Sower is Jesus. And as is the case with nearly all of Jesus’ parables, Jesus is the main actor; and his word and promise are the center of the story.

 

“The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

 

Jesus begins this parable like many of his kingdom parables. The kingdom of God is like…a tree, a net, treasure in the field, or a growing seed.

 

Now when we hear that phrase, “the Kingdom of God”, we tend to imagine something fixed in space, like a castle or the boundaries of a kingdom. A better way to imagine this phrase is to switch it from a noun to a verb. The kingdom of God is the active rule and reign of God. Not static, but dynamic. The ruling and reigning activity of God in Jesus. The image here is of a good and gracious king actively caring for his people. Visiting his people with his mercy and salvation.

 

Jesus says it is this – the active rule and reign of God that has come in him. The kingdom of God, the rule and reign of God is what he is and what he has come to do. To teach, heal, cast out demons – yes; and most of all, to live, die, rise, and ascend for us.

 

Knowing that, Jesus’ parable of the Growing Seed is fairly straight forward. The man, or sower, is Jesus. The seed is his word, the Gospel. The ground represents those who live under God’s gracious rule and reign. The earth produces the grain automath, automatically. The rule and reign of God cause the seed, the word, to grow to maturity, just as those who believe in Jesus grow in him, all by his word and promise; and just like the seed, apart from human assistance. Eventually this growth leads to a harvest, a picture of the end times and the final judgment. Though not a negative judgment like when the weeds are thrown into the fire in other parables. Here’s there’s simply a ripe harvest that’s gathered and brought home. An image not of condemnation but of salvation; of not despair, but comfort.

 

So far so good, you might be thinking. The meaning or interpretation of the parable seems simple enough. But the next question that often comes to mind is, “what are we supposed to do with it?”

 

Perhaps the better question is not what do we do with the parable? but rather, what does Jesus intend for the parable to do with you? And to answer that it’s good to ask, “What is Jesus doing for his disciples with this parable?”

 

Looking at the context, Jesus delivers this parable to his disciples to comfort and encourage them; to steady or anchor them. To assure them that in him, in his word, in his life – the rule and reign of God is at work and Jesus is all they need.

 

Up to this point in Mark’s Gospel Jesus’ life and ministry don’t quite look like what the disciples expected from the Messiah. Sure, he’s done a few miracles. Healed a several people. Cast out some demons. But no grand displays of Messianic might and power. The Scribes think he’s working with Satan and even Jesus’ own family called him crazy.

 

And yet, despite all appearances to the contrary. Despite murderous rejections and betrayals to come. Despite his family’s own rejections. Despite storms that threaten to swamp the boat. Despite demoniacs that scream and rulers that threaten. Despite suffering, torture, and death by crucifixion, the Son of Man will rise. Jesus will be King. Jesus’ word will go out. Many will believe. Many will follow. Jesus’ word will do what he says. The harvest will come. And it will be abundant. For Jesus is the King. His rule and reign will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus’ word is enough. It is sufficient.

 

So it was for his disciples. So it is for you as well. Despite a pandemic and politics. Despite news reports and endless polls about how the church is shrinking. Despite living in a world where faithful Christian teaching is called bigoted hate speech and where Christians are mocked, ridiculed, or worse. Despite our own sin, our own temptations, and our own failures. Despite all appearances to the contrary, Jesus is ruling and reigning for you. God’s good and gracious rule and reign is here in Jesus, in his word, in his body and blood.

 

God’s word is enough. Jesus’ promises are sufficient. Like his disciples in the first century, Jesus the Sower rules and reigns over you as well.

 

And should you ever doubt or despair of that, remember the kind of King you have in Jesus. In Jesus we see this parable in action. Jesus is the promised Seed, sown in mystery within the womb of Mary; he quickly sprouts, grows, lives, dies, and is buried, like a seed into the earth. But then he rose from the ground again and bears the fruit of the new creation for you. Fear not. Jesus is the Sower. And you are his precious harvest over whom and in whom he rules and reigns. Now and forever.

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Sermon for Easter 6 – May 9, 2021

+ Easter 6 – May 9, 2021 +

Series B: Acts 10:34-48; 1 John 5:1-8; John 15:9-17

Beautiful Savior Lutheran

Milton, WA

 

Love in Action

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

If the word of the day last Sunday was abide. “Abide in me,” Jesus says; then this Sunday the word of the day is love. “Abide in my love,” Jesus says. In four verses, Jesus uses the word love seven times.

 

Jesus’ definition of love, however, is far different than most people would define love. For many people, love is primarily a feeling, an emotion, warm fuzzies, rainbows, kittens, unicorns, or whatever.

 

For Jesus, love is more than a feeling. For Jesus, love is an action. God’s love is revealed most clearly in his actions. Love is YHWH clothing Adam and Eve even after their disobedience. Love is YHWH rescuing his people out of slavery in Egypt. Love is YHWH sending his eternal Son Jesus to rescue you by going to the cross

 

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

 

There’s a pattern here in John 15. It’s almost like watching dominoes fall one after another. The Father loves the Son from all eternity. The Father sends the Son. The Son loves us. The Son sends his disciples, sends us his people. We love others.

 

From Jesus’ words you get the sense that God’s love has a holy momentum, like a river that cannot help but move down stream. God’s love moves from the Father to the Son through the Spirit to you. And from you to others. This is why Jesus repeatedly tells us earlier in John 15 that he abides in us and we abide in him, and in him, in his love, in his life, in his promise, we bear fruit just as branches joined to the vine.

 

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 

 

As we spend some time in John 15 again this morning, it’s worth remembering that Jesus says all of these things – He’s the vine, we are his branches; abide in his Word, abide in his love – it’s all said in the context of Holy Week. Of that Thursday night before Good Friday. Just hours before he would go to the cross and reveal his love for the Father, and for you by laying down his life.

 

All of that is going on as Jesus teaches his disciples to abide in his love. To keep, cherish, treasure, hold on to, guard his commands. And here our English translations lead us of course a bit. We hear commandments and our mind jumps right to the 10 Commandments. But Jesus uses a broader word here. entolh (entolay). These are the words God speaks to us. Words from God. Not just “the Law” but all of God’s words.

 

To be sure, God wants us to strive and work at keeping his 10 commandments, but here Jesus is saying hold on to, treasure, guard, keep close to my words which are the Father’s words. Just as the Son has life in the Father’s words, we have life in the Son’s words. Not just some of his words. All of them. Words that reveal God’s love in action for us. Words that enact God’s love for us. Words like Absolution that declares you innocent. Baptism that unites us to Christ. Holy Communion where Jesus body and blood abides in us for the forgiveness of all our sins.

 

Jesus doesn’t speak these words in the midst of calling his disciples, as in, do what I say and then you are my disciples. No, it’s the other way around. Because they are his disciples they abide in his word, keep his word. The disciples’ entire life is surrounded by the love of God in Jesus.

 

So it is for you.

 

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

 

The key phrase there is, “As I have loved you.” Everything flows from Jesus’ love.

 

Think again about all that’s going on as Jesus says these words. He’s sitting with his chosen disciples in the upper room. Around a table. On the very night he is going to give his life for the life of the world. He knows his disciples, even better than they know themselves. He knows they’ll deny him. Betray him. Abandon him. And yet, he loves them. He lays down his life for them.

 

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

 

Jesus calls them not servants, but friends. This puts the disciples in good company. Only Abraham and Moses were called friends of God in the Old Testament. It’s a remarkable gift. Jesus reminds them that they’re not sitting around that table because they made all the right choices. No. He chose them. He took the initiative. He acted. He loved.

 

And that’s how it goes for us as well. That is the heart of God’s love. He takes the initiative. He chooses. He loves you. He loves the loveless. He loves his enemies, sinners. He lays down his life for you. He calls us his friends and shares his table with us.

 

And then, like his disciples, he sends us out as his branches joined to the vine, as his people with whom he abides, to love one another as he has loved you. How does that work? We wonder.

 

It works, not by focusing on our own love and works, but on Christ and His love for you and for those around you. It seems counterintuitive at first. We think that if you want to improve in some area, you focus on the area you need to improve and practice and work on it. And that’s generally true when you are talking about mastering skills such like axe throwing or baking or almost anything we do. But love isn’t a skill one masters. Love is the fruit that forms on a branch that is joined by faith to the Vine and draws is life from Jesus.

In other words, fix your eyes on Jesus, His love for you. Abide in His love. For greater love has no one than this that Jesus laid down his life for you.

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

Sermon for Easter 4 – April 25, 2021

+ Easter 4 – April 25, 2021 +

Series B: Acts 4:1-12; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Beautiful Savior Lutheran

Milton, WA

 

“The Good Shepherd”

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

A few years ago there was a show on the Discovery Channel called Dirty Jobs. Every episode, the host, Mike Rowe, would travel around the country getting to know various people and their hard-working jobs that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.

 

Most of the time these jobs weren’t particularly glamorous or glorious. Poultry farmers. Road kill collectors. Garbage men. And so on.

 

One of the recurring themes of the show was the self-less, humble, sacrificial work ordinary folks would do on behalf of others.

 

That’s the theme of today’s Gospel reading as well. Jesus’ whole life and work is summarized by that title – the good shepherd. The humble, selfless, self-giving, good shepherd.

 

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.  He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.  I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,  just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

 

“I am the good shepherd,” Jesus says.

 

In the first century, as in the 21st century, being a shepherd was a dirty job. Nothing glorious or glamorous about it. Just good ole fashioned hard work. The shepherd lived with his sheep. Slept near sheep. Talked to his sheep. They knew his voice like an infant knows the voice of their mother. The sheep know the shepherd. Trust the shepherd. Follow the shepherd. And for all that hard work, shepherds were still considered the lowest of the low in society.

 

Of all the daily occupations Jesus could have used to reveal his goodness and gracious care why a shepherd? Why not choose something a bit more popular or powerful? No. Instead, our Lord chooses the image of a lowly, selfless shepherd because this is the kind of savior he is.

 

I am the good shepherd. Jesus is not in it for the paycheck like the hired hand. He’s not the kind of God that reveals his power by glamor, wealth, or fame, but in humility, sacrifice, and selflessness.

 

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 

 

Jesus is the good shepherd, not for his own sake. But for yours. Jesus is the good shepherd we need.

 

For, as Isaiah says, all we like sheep have gone astray, each to our own ways. If the image of Jesus as the good shepherd is comforting, it’s also uncomfortable reminder that we are sheep. Not exactly flattering.

 

Sheep are stubborn, self-centered, high maintenance creatures. Without a shepherd sheep wander. Sheep get lost. Sheep are easy prey for the wolf. We’re no different. Like foolish sheep we wander off in our own sinful, selfish ways. We butt heads with one another, stubbornly insisting on having things our way.

 

Thankfully we have a good shepherd who is greater than all our sheepish sins. For all the times we are selfish, Jesus the good shepherd is selfless for you. For all the times we demand to get our own way, Jesus the good shepherd goes the way of the cross for you. For all the times we wander and are lost, Jesus the good shepherd lays down his life to rescue you.

 

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

 

The image Jesus delivers is a powerful one. In Jesus’ day, it was common for the shepherd to gather his sheep for the night in a pen or a holding area, then lay his body down in the opening. That way, if a wolf or thief would try and come for the sheep, they would have to go through the shepherd to get to his sheep. It’s as if the shepherd is saying to any predator, “sure, you can have my sheep…over my dead body.”

 

Jesus is the good shepherd. Our enemies of sin and death and the devil are no match for our good shepherd. He will not abandon you when the wolf comes prowling. Jesus is the good shepherd who lays down his life for you. He steps into the jaws of death and the grave for you. He lets the hound of hell devour him on the cross. He lays down his life for you his sheep. Jesus is no hired hand. He takes no days off. No breaks. No vacations. Jesus is the good shepherd for you.

 

And in Jesus your good shepherd, you lack nothing. He knows you. Loves you. Cares for you. You belong to him.

 

Jesus our Good Shepherd leads you beside the still waters of holy baptism where he restores your soul. He daily leads you in the path of righteousness by his holy word. You hear his voice and know him He walks with you and ahead of you into the valley of the shadow of death. By his rod and staff he protects and preserves us.

 

And today, Jesus the good shepherd prepares his table for you, bread that is his body, a cup that overflows with the goodness and mercy of his blood shed for you.

 

Surely the goodness and mercy of Jesus your good shepherd will follow you, hound you like a sheep dog, all the days of your life.

 

And you will dwell in the house of the Lord, Jesus your good shepherd, forever.

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Sermon for Easter 3 – April 18, 2021

+ Easter 3 – April 18, 2021 +

Series B: Acts 3:11-21; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36-49

Beautiful Savior Lutheran

Milton, WA

 

“A Hands On Savior”

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

In an Easter poem, author John Updike once wrote,

 

Make no mistake: if he rose at all
It was as His body;
If the cell’s dissolution did not reverse, the molecule reknit,
The amino acids rekindle,
The Church will fall.

 

In his poem, John Updike get at the heart of Jesus’ resurrection and the joy of Easter. That Jesus’ resurrection from the dead – like so many of God’s promises in Scripture – is real, physical, tangible. Jesus rises from the dead, not metaphorically, symbolically, or spiritually. No. Jesus’ resurrection is a real, bodily, physical resurrection.

 

Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?  See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

 

St. Luke, the beloved physician, lays out Jesus words like a medical report. Notice his attention to detail. Earthly, physical, evidential details. Jesus speaks, See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Jesus invites his disciples to look and see. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.

 

This is not the stuff of fairy tales or legends. This is the stuff of history. Evidence. Facts. Eyewitness testimony. Jesus is revealing for the disciples and for us the physical nature of his resurrection. In Jesus, God takes on a real, human body. In Jesus, God has flesh. Blood. Bones. In Jesus, God has hands and feet. He is no ghost. He is real and he is risen from the dead.

 

Now, in one respect, this is nothing new. God has always worked this way, using the stuff of his creation to accomplish his word and will. God is a hands on kind of God. Flesh and blood of the Old Testament sacrifices forgave sin. A rainbow in the sky announces God’s covenant with all creation. Smoke, flame, and fire accompany God’s presence with his people. God is always using the stuff of his creation to bless his people.

 

And yet, in another respect, this is something new. Something completely different. In Jesus, God the Creator becomes one with his creatures. God becomes man. In Jesus, God is tangible. Touchable. Knowable. Seeable. Hearable. A hands on Savior.

 

Jesus invites them to touch Him. Jesus is bone of our bones, flesh of our flesh. That’s why we believe our bodies will rise from the dead and we don’t just go on as “spirits” or “souls,” because Jesus rose bodily from the dead. His tomb is empty. The disciples not only saw Jesus, they touched Him. Flesh and bone.

 

And just to drive the point home, Jesus goes one step further for his disciples and us.

And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”  They gave him a piece of broiled fish,  and he took it and ate before them.

 

Is Jesus hungry? Perhaps. But Jesus is showing his disciples that he’s no ghost. He eats the fish and it doesn’t fall to the floor like on Looney Toons. It’s yet another sign of his fleshly, bodily, physical, resurrection.

 

But there’s something else going on here as well. Psalm 74 says: You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness. Leviathan was the great “sea monster,” the dragon of the sea, the devil. The image is that Leviathan was being served up as an appetizer at the messianic banquet, which is why the Jews always had a course of fish on the Friday evening Sabbath meal, and why Roman Catholics traditionally eat fish on Friday, and why Jesus multiplied bread and fish in the wilderness.

 

Jesus’ eating fish in the resurrection is a sign that He has conquered Death and the devil who is now served up as a first course. Jesus is the One who swallows Death and devil. “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

 

And this is good news for Jesus’ disciples and for you. Jesus’ physical resurrection signals our own. Because Jesus rose from the dead, so will you. Jesus’ resurrection means your resurrection. Jesus is the first to rise from the dead, but not the last. Jesus’ resurrection, then, means a new creation, a new beginning, a new life for his disciples and for you. Where Jesus has gone, in him, you also go. Through death, into life. A real, bodily, physical resurrection.

 

This is what John is getting at when he writes, Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears[a] we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 

 

What we will be – our own bodily resurrection – has not yet appeared. But Jesus’ resurrection is the guarantee – the proof and promise – that it will. Jesus rose from the dead. And one day, so will you.

Once again, Jesus is a hands on kind of Savior. He gets his hands dirty in the muck and mud of sinful humanity. He nails his hands and feet to the cross to save you. Those are the same hands he shows to his disciples here in Luke 24. And the same hands – the same crucified, risen, and ascended body – that comes to us with all of his physical, tangible, touchable, taste-able promises. Word, water, body and blood.

 

This is how Jesus works for his disciples and for you. Jesus takes the stuff of his creation and uses it to bless you. Jesus takes water, like the water that flowed from his side on the cross, to join you to make you a new creation. Jesus takes his body and blood, broken in death, and puts it into the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper to forgive you. Jesus uses ordinary words deliver his peace, presence, and promise.

 

Real. Physical. Tangible. Just like our Lord’s resurrection for you.

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Sermon for Easter Sunday – April 4, 2021

+ The Resurrection of Our Lord – April 4, 2021 +

Series B: Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8

Beautiful Savior Lutheran

Milton, WA

 

“Just As He Told You”

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

We live in a world full of predictions. Meteorologists try to predict tomorrow’s weather. Sports fans try to predict the perfect NCAA tournament bracket. Economists try to predict the ups and downs of financial markets. And so on. You may run out of toilet paper, but there’s no shortage on predictions.

 

The problem with predictions, as you’ve probably noticed, is that events rarely go as predicted. The expected snowpocalypse barely covers the grass. Your NCAA bracket is busted in the opening round of play. One day the markets rage like a bull, the next they’re hibernating like a bear. Occasionally, of course, predictions come true just as a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut, as the saying goes.

 

Generally speaking, though, most predictions fall flat.

 

Today, however, we celebrate one very important exception to that rule. Jesus’ own death and resurrection.

 

Throughout the Gospel of Mark – three times on three separate occasions – Jesus predicts the seemingly impossible – to rise from the dead – and then he does it.

The Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.  And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”

 

But of course, this was not what was on the minds of Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome as they walked to Jesus’ tomb, early in the morning on that first Easter. To their knowledge, Jesus’ body was still in the tomb. Their teacher and messiah was still dead. So they came prepared. They brought the burial spices to anoint Jesus’ body. And they wondered, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”

 

But as it turns out, things did not go as they predicted. Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.

 

Who wouldn’t be. Their minds racing with questions. Overwhelmed with uncertainty. Swirling with alarm and fear. It’s all rather unpredictable. And yet, it happened.

 

 “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One. He is risen! He is not
here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him….just as He told you.”

 

Although the women were afraid, the young man reminded them they had no reason to fear. And neither do you. Do not fear your sin. Do not fear your guilt or shame. Do not fear your doubt, despair, disease, or death. Do not fear the grave. Do not fear even the devil himself. For Jesus has conquered, overcome, and rose victoriously for you.

 

Jesus predicts the seemingly impossible – his death and resurrection – and it happens just as he said. This is simply the way it is with Jesus. What Jesus says happens.

 

Jesus predicts that the two disciples he sends into the village ahead of him will find a donkey for the Palm Sunday procession, and that someone will object to them taking it…and it happens.

Jesus predicts that the two disciples he sends to prepare the Passover will meet a man carrying a water jar, and that they will follow this man to an upper room for the Passover…and it happens.

Jesus predicts that he will be betrayed by one of his own disciples… and it happens.

Jesus predicts that the disciples will deny him, fall away, and be scattered like sheep, and that even Peter would deny him three times before the rooster crows… and it happens.

Jesus predicts that the Scribes and Pharisees will condemn him to death… and it happens.

Jesus predicts that he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and they will mock him, spit upon him, and scourge him… and it happens.

Jesus predicts three times in Mark’s Gospel that he will be crucified… and it happens.

And today, the joyous exclamation point. Jesus predicts that he’ll rise again from the dead on the 3rd day…and, indeed it happened. Christ is risen! Easter is the greatest prediction in all of history. Because it truly happened.

 

Jesus’ prediction is also His promise to you. Remember the young man’s words to the women at the tomb. “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him….just as He told you.”

 

Our predictions may not always come to pass. But Jesus’ word. Jesus’ prediction. Jesus’ promise. Always comes true. When life – as it often does – teeter totters in unpredictability, you live in the joy of this sure and certain promise of Jesus’ cross and his empty tomb. No amount of unpredictable things can ever take Jesus’ death and resurrection away from you. And no matter how unpredictable tomorrow is, this much is certain. Christ is risen. For you. And one day, Christ will return to raise you from your graves as well – as he predicted. As he promised. Just as he told you.

 

For Jesus is the crucified one for you…just as he told you.

 

Christ is risen for you and Death is swallowed up in victory…just as he told you.

 

Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One. He is risen! Just as he told you!


Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia. Just as he told you!

 

A blessed Easter to each of you…

 

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Beautiful Savior

is a traditional Lutheran Church, faithful to God's Word and His Sacraments. We equip God's people to serve, love, and encourage one another as we grow in our personal relationship with Christ. We reach out to the community as beacons of light, sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Savior.

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