Posts by Pastor Menke

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Recognizing Jesus

by Pastor Menke

James Tissot [No restrictions or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Scripture text is Luke 24:13-35.  It can be found here. Will you pray with me?  Lord Jesus, open for us the scriptures today.  Kindle in us the fire of your Holy Spirit that our hearts might burn within us as you speak to us.  […]

Shaken

by Pastor Menke

Easter 2017 – Lloyd Menke By Rennett Stowe from USA (Easter Lilly) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Easter Scripture is Matthew 28:1-10.  It can be found here. What would it take to shake your world? “This is the way it is.  I just have to accept it..”  She said to me as I tried […]

Who Are You?

by Pastor Menke

By James Tissot – Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006, 00.159.51_PS1.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10195821 The scripture for this sermon is Matthew 4:1-11.  You can find it here. What makes you who you are?  Most of us like to think of ourselves as self-made people. Rugged individualist.  Independent people.   But is that really […]

Finding Meaning

by Pastor Menke

Carl Heinrich Bloch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The scripture for this sermon is Matthew 17: 1-9.  The text can be found by clicking here. Where is God most present? Where do you see God most active? I would like you to spend a little time reflecting with me about these questions.  I would like to […]

Darkness and Light

by Pastor Menke

Lloyd Menke The scripture for this sermon can be found in Matthew 4:12-33.  It can be found here: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=352113688 “…the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” What’s your story? We all have a story. There is a […]

What Are You Yearning For?

by Pastor Menke

The scripture reference for this sermon can be found in John 1:29-42.  It can be found here: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=351526270 In my desk at work have a fairly large assortment of pens.  It’s crazy I know. But, I am constantly on the lookout for the perfect pen. One that writes smoothly, and feels really good in my hand. One […]

Are You The One?

by Pastor Menke

The scripture for this text is Matthew 11:1-10.  It can be found here:  http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=348506637 cell block west (Creative Commons image by Penelope Jonze on Flick Life is full of Questions.  Some questions are difficult to answer.  Some questions are more rhetorical in natural.  And some questions are just kind of funny.  I ran across some […]

Rooted in God’s Grace, Always Made New

by Pastor Menke

Paul Oman is coming next week as part of the celebration for this year’s stewardship emphasis. Paul is a pastor/artist.  (You can find out more about his work and his ministry at: http://paulomanfineart.com/) Paul brings the gospel to life through his painting.  He will be painting the first phrase from our vision, “Rooted in God’s Grace, Always Made New,” during the 9:15am worship service on Sunday, November […]

Free!

by Pastor Menke

Lloyd Menke By I, Daniel Csörföly (from Budapest, Hungary), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3111920 What do you think of when you think of freedom? Most people in the US think of personal autonomy. I have the freedom to do what I want – the freedom to choose.  Or they think about liberty. The benefits we have […]

Wrestling With God

by Pastor Menke

    Rembrandt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Bible passage for this sermon is Genesis 32:22-31 and 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5  can found here: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=343661849 As a parent have you ever found yourself stepping in to keep your child from being hurt?  (There is a fun and humorous YouTube compilation of dad saves you may want to check […]