Category Archives: Sermons

sermon: “safety for the body”

Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12:1–4, 11–14; Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26; John 13:1–17, 31b–35
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Washing feet and feeding: this Last Supper is about what Jesus does in, with, and for bodies.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

sermon: “life at its fullest”

Firth Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31:31–34; Hebrews 5:5–10; John 12:20–33
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

“It is there, in the light of the stark reality of life at its end that we begin to catch a glimpse of life at its fullest.” —Dr. Audrey West

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

Also thanks to the film, Spirited Away, and this 1995 conversation between bell hooks and John Perry Barlow.

sermon: “in love with the world through the eyes of our God”

Fourth Sunday in Lent
Numbers 21:4–9; Ephesians 2:1–10; John 3:14–21
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

God so loved the world God died for it. What does that mean for our love of this world?

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

sermon: “love God”

Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1–17; 1 Corinthians 1:18–25; John 2:13–22
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Loving neighbor starts with loving God, who in Jesus, moved into the neighborhood.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading. Also thanks to Dave Daubert for his Luther’s Priesthood of All Believers (All Saints people who want a copy, see Pastor Clark).

sermon: “Sarah and Abraham”

Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16; Romans 4:13–25; Mark 8:31–38
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

The messy, human, grace-filled story of “Sarah” and “Abraham” and how God keeps widening the circle of the covenant.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.