Sermon Mark 10:35-45; 22nd Pentecost – October 21, 2018

  We are living in quite amazing times.  Technology has gotten us to the point where we don’t have to leave the comfort of our home in order to connect with others, or to explore the world.  Social networking often happens over the computer screen; the best seats in the house when watching sports these […]

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Sermon Mark 10:17-31; 21st Pentecost – October 14, 2018

  “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Countless people all over the world and of many different religions have wrestled with this question. The premise is that there must be a heaven, an afterlife, eternal life, something that we can look forward to as we live our lives here on earth […]

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‘Wunderbar together’ – Pr. Kerstin Weidmann’s invocation at the United German-American Associations of the San Francisco Bay Area Banquet October 7th, 2018

Last Wednesday, October 3rd, didn’t only mark the 28th anniversary of the German Reunification; that day also marked the beginning of the ‘German-American Year’ a special year of commemoration of U.S.- German relationships. The motto for this year is, ‘Wunderbar Together’.   I personally think it’s a great motto; many non-German speakers know what ‘wunderbar’ […]

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Sermon Mark 9:38-50; 19th Pentecost – September 30, 2018

  You may wonder what the attached picture is about. It’s a little hard to see, but it’s a picture of a clay tablet with an ancient writing called cuneiform (which means ‘wedge-shaped’), that was used in ancient Babylon. This particular tablet was written about 1,750 BCE during the Bronze Age – that’s roughly 3,750 […]

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God’s Work – Our Hands Sunday, September 9th

God’s Work – Our Hands Sunday September 9th English Service: 9:30 a.m., German Service: 11 a.m. As in previous years, we will be joining an initiative of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on Sunday, September 9th: ‘God’s Work, Our Hands’. On this Sunday, congregations all over the country participate in community service projects. […]

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Sermon Mark 6:14-29; 8th Pentecost – July 15, 2018

  An Inconvenient Truth In the gospel stories we heard over the course of the last weeks, Jesus more often than not challenges and even upsets those around him. A Greek word that is used repeatedly in those stories is ‘skandalon’, from which our word ‘scandalous’ derives. Jesus causes quite a few ‘skandalons’, quite a […]

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