The Mystery (Epiphany II, 2012)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Our text for this morning is the Gospel just read from St. John chapter two. We will be looking at how God is present with us … Continue reading

Favorite Knowing the Mind of God – Christmas Day 2011

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Christmas Day 2011 (rev. from 2008) John 1:1-14 TITLE: “Knowing the Mind of God” In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our … Continue reading

“Because” Christmas Children’s Evening Prayer – 2011

In the name of Jesus. Amen. I’ve always loved that phrase at the end of Luther’s hymn, “While angels sing with pious mirth A glad new year to all the earth.” Pious mirth. It is easy in the hustle and … Continue reading

Mary – Advent 4 (alternate) 2011

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel lesson just read, the visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, as well as the song of Mary, the Magnificat. … Continue reading

“The Lord Has Need of Them” – Advent 1 (Ad Te Levavi) 2011

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Our text for this morning is taken from the Gospel just read from St. Matthew chapter 21. We focus on the words, “The Lord Has Need … Continue reading

God’s Gift of True Doctrine in Christ (Reformation 2011)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Reformation Sunday (October 30, 2011) John 8:31-36 and Romans 3:21-26 TITLE: “God’s Gift of True Doctrine in Christ” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord … Continue reading

The Law and the Prophets in Me (Pentecost 19A, Matthew 22,34-46)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Pentecost 19, October 23, 2011 (revised) Matthew 22:34-46 TITLE: “The Law and the Prophets in Me” Audio of Sermon Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from … Continue reading

With the Lord There is Mercy (9-11 remembrance sermon)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California September 10, 2011 Evening Prayer On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 9-10-2011 TITLE: “With the Lord there is … Continue reading

Forgiveness is the Life of the Church (Pentecost 13)

Rev. Todd Peperkorn Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Pentecost 13 (Proper 19A) September 11, 2011 LS110050a TITLE: “Forgiveness is the Life of the Church” Joseph and his brothers had history. They were jealous of Joseph because their father, Isaac, … Continue reading

On the Unfairness of God (Pentecost 14, Matthew 20:1-16)

Rev. Todd Peperkorn Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Pentecost 14 (Proper 20A) September 18, 2011 Matthew 20:1-16 Sept18-2011 TITLE: “On the Unfairness of God” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. … Continue reading