Sermons by Pastor Lloyd Menke

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Rules of Engagement


  The biblical text for this sermon can be found here. What is your experience of forgiveness? There is a lot that could be said about forgiveness. In some ways, forgiveness is something better addressed in a bible study. I won’t have time to say all that could be said today.  I will have to […]



The scripture for this sermon is Mathew 10:40-42.  It can be found here. What does it feel like to be truly welcomed? Can you think of a time when someone gave you a sincere welcome?  What was it that made you feel welcomed? As a pastor, I have had the privilege of being welcomed many […]

Harassed and Helpless


Wenceslaus Hollar [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The scripture for this sermon is Matthew 9:28 – 10:8.  It can be found here. Lloyd Menke “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” I don’t like to think of myself as “harassed and […]

To Come Alongside


You and I have received the Holy Spirit in our baptism. It is a gift given to empower and guide you. Honor the gift. It come alongside us – sometimes in dramatic, perplexing ways that cause us to wonder what does this mean? Sometimes as the inner voice. Sometimes as a mentor coming along side – prompting, challenging, and encouraging us – to use our gifts. But, always for the purpose of making Jesus better known and glorifying God. You have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. Honor the gift.

One With the Father


Scripture for this sermon is John 17:1-11 and can be found here. The gospel writer John is a bit of a mystic.  Today he records Jesus prayer for his disciples.  Jesus prays that they might have a deep and intimate connection with the Father. What does that look like?  When we try to talk about […]