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Sermon Archive Locations

Until June, 2022, we had been linking sermons from this website to YouTube. We may begin to do that again as time permits. But the more direct way to find the video recordings of our sermons and services is through YouTube itself. The YouTube icon link at the top of our website will take you…

2022 Mission Rally

Who  Circuit 12 (ELS churches in Oregon and Washington) What  The annual Rally organized by the Women’s Missionary Society Pacific Northwest Region to determine (by vote)  the mission recipients of the  funds accumulated for the past two years.   And to share a Friday dinner and Saturday continental breakfast, lunch, and bag meal to go. Fee:  …

Choices

Personal Choices, Truth, Evil, and Trust

This post can be watched and heard on YouTube.

What a fascinating time to live! Every day is an adventure, for you can’t predict exactly what you’ll encounter. One of the trends in our time is the emphasis on personal choices. You might recall that I’ve highlighted it in a sermon or two, using the Burger King slogan as an example: “Have it your way.” That’s only one very small example of a tidal trend that has been submerging our whole culture for some time. Choices are everywhere, and the act of making your own choices appears to be one of the most important or even sacred things in our culture.

Let’s Make the New Normal Better Than the Old

What makes a Christian? Certainly not anything superior to others. Christians who believe what the Bible actually says will be the first to admit that they don’t deserve anything different from God than their non-Christian neighbors deserve. There is no room in the Christian Church for a “holier than thou” attitude. That’s why Christians frequently…

LYA 2022

LYA will be happening in 2022! Here is some preliminary info to forward onto your youth (promotional materials will be out in early Feb.): LYA 2022, “Out of Zion”  July 28-31  Held at Dixie State University (Utah Tech University), St. George, Utah (We will be making a trip to Zion National Park during the convention)…

Christianity 101 Wednesdays at 3:45-5:15 PM

We have another opportunity for those who are less familiar with the beliefs and practices of Lakewood Lutheran Church and School to learn more! A class that covers this introduction is often called “Christianity 101,” but it’s not just a matter of studying information. Living a Christian life is just as much about what we…