A Sermon for Those Who Are Weighed Down

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square27 February 2022 + Transfiguration of Our LordLuke 9.28-43aRev. Josh Evans This morning, Pastor Erin Coleman Branchaud (St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square in Chicago) and I did a "pulpit swap." Pastor Erin preached at St. Philip, which you can read/watch/listen to on St. Philip's sermon blog. My …

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When the Soul Felt Its Worth + A Sermon for Christmas Eve 2021

St. Philip Lutheran Church24 December 2021 + Nativity of Our LordLuke 2.1-20; Titus 2.11Rev. Josh Evans I wonder how she felt when she of all people was chosen to be the first to receive the “good news of great joy.” Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber gives us some insight: “We have no idea what Mary was …

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Critical Joy

St. Philip Lutheran Church12 December 2021 + Advent 3cPhilippians 4.4-7Rev. Josh Evans Rejoice in the Lord always!Again, I say: Rejoice!Don’t worry about anything … just pray! Well, Paul, easier said than done. Especially where our world stands these days … a devastating reminder of the impact of gun violence as the community of Oxford, Michigan, …

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