Sermons from 2016

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Are You The One?

The scripture for this text is Matthew 11:1-10.  It can be found here: 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

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: 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 […]


Lloyd Menke By I, Daniel Csörföly (from Budapest, Hungary), CC BY-SA 3.0, 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

    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: 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 […]

Something More

JESUS MAFA. Healing of the ten lepers, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. The Scripture for this sermon Luke 17:11-19 can be found here: How do you see the events that happen in life?  I was intrigued by something I heard on the radio last […]

Increase Our Faith!

Pastor Lloyd Menke By Novalis at en.wikipedia (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Luke 17:5-10  (Scripture for this sermon can be found here: Have you every had one of those “Oh God!” moments?  I’m not talking about moments of awe, like when you are in the wilderness with no lights […]

Securing the Future

Pastor Lloyd Menke Scripture for this sermon can be found here: Amos 8: 4-7 ( Luke 16:1-13 ( By Toby Hudson [CC BY-SA 3.0 au (], via Wikimedia Commons I would like you to consider with me all the ways we work on securing our future.  Some of you reading this are retired.  What did […]

Identity, Bondage and Freedom

Lloyd Menke The biblical texts for this sermon are based on Isaiah 58: 6-15 and Luke 13:10-17.  These passages can be found here: Christ healing the crippled woman who was bent over, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 21, 2016]. Original source: Collection […]


The gospel reading for this sermon is Luke 12:49-53 and can be found here: “All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”  It may date me, but I love these lyrics  from the Simon and Garfield song, “The Boxer.”  The lyrics seem ageless.  When I was […]