Rescued by Jesus

In his sermon Pastor Tim reminds us as in the words of the confession “We are captive to the power of sin” and yet Jesus gave himself for each one of us personally to rescue and save us


First Sermon

Grace to you and peace from God are father and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Amen. Pastor Tim introduces himself and Donadee and preaches on  the first lesson , Letter from Philemon and the Gospel reading from Luke


Gifts from God

We are currently between pastors here at the American Lutheran Congregation. I am Eric Mandeville, President of the ALC Council and I will be sharing some thoughts with you today. Please pray with me:   Prayer: Dear Lord, We pray that the words that are of You touch our hearts, nourish our souls give us […]


Jesus heals the crippled woman on the Sabbath

From when my youngest daughter was still little, we noticed that she had a particular interest for colors and color effects in the nature.  She often expressed her fascination for distinct phenomena on the sky, in the woods, mountains and so forth. She quite often interrupted us from whatever we were doing to ask us […]


Last Sermon

What do you say as you end your time in a congregation, in a community?  How do you sum up four years of ministry to, and with a community such as the ALC? These are the questions that have been rumbling around in my brain for the past days. How do I adequately sum up […]


Where is Your Treasure

As humans we love the idea of treasure, don’t we? I know when I hear the word ‘treasure’ what comes to mind is a cask of jewels buried by pirates in the sand on a deserted island in the Caribbean.  A treasure that can only be found by following the instructions on a moth-eaten map […]


The Rich Fool

This morning we have a word from Jesus that for us, especially in this day and age, can be hard to hear.  Jesus says, “Take Care!  Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” “Greed” and “the abundance of possessions” are words, that […]


Persistent Prayer

My nephew Leif has always been one of the most persistent people that I know.  I remember when he was a little boy, and I would visit his family for the weekend. I might be sitting at the table finishing up breakfast over coffee with my brother and Leif would come up to the table […]


Martha, Hospitality and Jesus

Hospitality is wonderful!  I truly think that being hospitable, and receiving hospitality are two of the great gifts of life.  I actually believe, especially as a Christian, that the willingness to invite someone into your home is an act of love.  In the same way, accepting another person’s invitation of hospitality is the other side […]


The Good Samaritan, Tom Lee and MLK

We have just heard Jesus’ parable of the “Good Samaritan.”  I would bet that a great majority of us have heard or read this parable before, if you have not, well then you have just heard one of the most famous stories in the history of the world. When we have heard a story before, […]

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