Sermon from Pastor Zickler for July 8, 2018

Sermon Proper 9 2018 July 8, 2018 Mark 6:1-13 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our meditation this morning focuses on the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially these words: “So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.” In this Gospel lesson, […]

Sermon from Pastor Zickler for July 1, 2018

Sermon Proper 8 2018 July 1, 2018 Mark 5:21-43 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. Affliction creates desperation, doesn’t it? I am sure you have seen it in your own lives and experiences. […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for June 24, 2018

Sermon Proper 7 2018 June 24, 2018 Mark 4:35-41 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson which was previously read. “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” It seems like a fair question, doesn’t […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for June 17, 2018

Sermon Proper 6 2018 June 17th, 2018 Mark 4:26-34 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. Especially these words: “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for June 10, 2018

Sermon Proper 5 2018 June 10, 2018 Mark 3:20-35 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. As Jesus says those words, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for June 3, 2018

Sermon Proper 4 2018 June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23-3:6 Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially these words, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for May 27, 2018

Sermon Holy Trinity 2018 May 27, 2018 Isaiah 6:1-8 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts! We say those words week in and week out, Holy is the Lord of Sabaoth, of the heavenly hosts, the military of […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for May 20, 2018

Sermon Pentecost 2018 May 20, 2018 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Old Testament Lesson from Ezekiel previously read and the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The hand of the Lord was upon […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for May 13, 2018

Sermon Ascension 2018 May 13, 2018 Eph. 1:15-23 Grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Ascension of our Lord Jesus, especially as the apostle Paul speaks of it in his letter to the Ephesians which was our epistle […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for April 29, 2018

Sermon Easter 5 2018 April 29, 2018 John 15:1-8 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, previously read, especially these words, “Abide in me, and I in you.” This morning I’d like to start with a […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for April 22, 2018

Sermon Easter 4 2018 April 22, 2018 John 10:11-18 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. This week I was reading the Sherlock Holmes story “A Study in Scarlet.” Those of you who have read […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for April 8, 2018

Sermon Easter 2 2018 April 7, 2018 John 20:19-31 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. If you were with us last week, you might remember that I made the point that the […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for April 1, 2018

Sermon Sunday of the Resurrection 2018 April 1st, 2018 Mark 16:1-8 Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the words of the Gospel, especially the angel’s words who says, “He has risen.” He has […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for March 25, 2018

Sermon Palm Sunday 2018 March 25, 2018 John 20:12-43 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from our Lord and crucified Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on both Gospel Lessons that were previously read. When we read the Scriptures we see that Israel doesn’t exactly have the best history with kings, do they? […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for March 18, 2018

Sermon Lent 5 2018 March 18, 2018 Mark 10:32-45 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel lesson previously read. If you saw the news this week, you perhaps saw that noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died. Hawking […]

Sermon from Rev Zickler for March 11, 2018

Sermon Lent 4 2018 March 11, 2018 John 3:14-21 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, especially these words, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for March 4, 2018

Sermon Lent 3 2018 March 4, 2018 John 2:12-25 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson which was previously read. The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Feb. 25, 2018

Sermon Lent 2 2018 February 25, 2018 Mark 8:27-38 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson previously read. Especially these words, “you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for February 11, 2018

Sermon Transfiguration 2018 February 11, 2018 Mark 9:2-9 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, especially these words: “they were terrified.” To understand the disciples’ terror at the transfiguration doesn’t require much to imagine, does it? […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for February 4, 2018

Sermon Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany February 4, 2018 Mark 1:29-39 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially these words: “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for January 28, 2018

Sermon Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 2018 January 28, 2018 Mark 1:21-28 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, previously read, especially these words, “he taught them as one who had authority.” I know I’ve said this […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for January 21, 2018

Sermon Third Sunday after the Epiphany 2018 January 21, 2018 Mark 1:14-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel lesson previously read. When we hear about the disciples being called from their vocations of fishermen to be […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Jan. 14, 2018

Sermon Second Sunday after Epiphany 2018 January 14, 2018 John 1:43-51 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The text for our mediation this morning is the Gospel Lesson previously read. Amen. Follow Me. Two simple words. Follow me. Come after me. Hear what […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Dec. 24, 2017

Sermon Advent 4B 2017 December 24, 2017 Luke 1:26-38 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The text for our meditation this morning is the Gospel lesson previously read, especially Mary’s words, “Let it be to me according to your word.” I keep thinking […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Dec. 10, 2017

20171010 Sermon Advent 2B 2017 December 10, 2017 Isaiah 40:1-11 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Old Testament Reading, especially these words, “All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field…. […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for December 3, 2017

Sermon Advent 1B 2017 December 3, 2017 Mark 11:1-10 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel lesson which was previously read, especially the word “Hosanna!” Hosanna! If you have noticed in our bulletins and in the hymnal, […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for November 26, 2017

Sermon Proper 29 2017 November 26, 2017 Matthew 25:31-46 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The lesson for our meditation this morning is the Gospel Lesson previously read. If you try to actually visualize it in your brain, what do you see when […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for November 12, 2017

20171112 Sermon Proper 27 2017 November 12, 2017 Matthew 25:1-13 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, previously read. My wife and I have a show that we watch on TV about a family. In the […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for November 5, 2017

20171105 Sermon All Saints 2017 November 5, 2017 Matthew 5:1-12 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today we are observing the Feast of All Saints, and as we do that, I think it’s helpful to clarify this a bit. Those of you who […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 29, 2017

20171029 Sermon Reformation 2017 October 29, 2017 John 8:31-36 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially these words, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 22, 2017

20171022 Sermon Proper 24 2017 October 22, 2017 Matthew 22:15-22 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel lesson previously read, especially these words: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 15, 2017

20171015 Sermon Proper 23 October 23, 2017 Matthew 22:1-14 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. Many are called, but few are chosen. It’s hard to hear those words, isn’t it? In particular, it’s […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 8, 2017

20171008 Sermon Proper 22 2017 October 8, 2017 Matthew 21:33-46 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. Hear another parable, Christians. You’ve been hearing parables from Jesus, and here is another. This time it’s […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 1, 2017

20171001 Proper 21 Sermon 2017 October 1, 2017 Matthew 21:23-27 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially these words, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for September 17, 2017

20170917 Sermon Proper 19 2017 September 17, 2017 Matthew 18:21-35 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.  This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson which was previously read, the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. Last week we heard our Lord describe how we […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for September 10, 2017

20170910 Sermon Proper 18 September 10, 2017 Matthew 18:1-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we will meditate on the Gospel Lesson especially these words, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for September 3, 2017

20170903 Sermon Proper 17 September 3, 2017 Matthew 16:21-28 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson previously read. Amen. Ah Peter. What a roller coaster for him. Last week we heard Peter making that great confession […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for August 27, 2017

20170827 Sermon Proper 16 August 27, 2017 Matthew 16: 13-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson. As we are approaching the end of August today, October will soon be here and we will be celebrating […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017 Matthew 15:21-28 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, previously read. As most of you probably know, I love dogs. We have our dog, Lucas. I grew up with multiple dogs, even having […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Aug 13, 2017

August 13, 2017 Matthew 14: 22-33 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The text for our meditation this morning is the Gospel Lesson, previously read. This morning I’d like to start by doing something I’ve never explicitly done. I’d like to start by telling […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for August 6, 2017

Sermon Proper 13 2017 August 6, 2017 Isaiah 55:1-5 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning, the text for our meditation is the Old Testament Lesson from the Prophet Isaiah.  Especially these words, “Why do you spend your money for that which […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for July 30, 2017

fhp20170730 Sermon Proper 12 2017 July 30, 2017 Romans 8:28-39 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning the text for our meditation is the Epistle Lesson previously read. This Epistle lesson may be one of the most comforting passages in all of […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for July 23, 2017

20170723 Sermon Proper 11 2017 July 23, 2017 Matthew 13:24-30; 35-43 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning the lesson for our meditation is the Gospel lesson previously read from Matthew. Amen. As we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for July 9, 2017

20170709 Proper 9 Sermon 2017 July 9, 2017 Matthew 11:25-30 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning the sermon text will be the Gospel Lesson previously read.   “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these […]

Sermon for Rev. Zickler for July 2, 2017

20170702 Sermon Proper 8 2017 July 2, 2017 Matthew 10: 34-42 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the Gospel lesson previously read. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not […]

Sermon for Rev. Zickler for June 25, 2017

Sermon Proper 7 2017                                     PDF Document June 25, 2017 Romans 6:12-23 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The sermon text this morning is the Epistle lesson […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for June 18, 2017

20170618 Sermon Proper 6 2017           PDF Format June 18, 2017 Matthew 9:35-10:8 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson previously read. As we look at this Gospel Lesson, we should ask a question. […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for June 11, 2017

20170611 Sermon Trinity Sunday 2017 June 11, 2017 Matthew 28:16-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This morning we meditate on our Triune God, and baptism in His Name as our Lord mandated in the Gospel Reading. Anyone who spends significant time reading the Bible will certainly […]

Sermon from Pastor Zickler – Pentecost 2017 June 4, 2017

Sermon Pentecost 2017 June 4, 2017  PDF Format John 7: 37-39; Acts 2:1-21; Luke 24: 49 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate upon all of the readings for this the Feast of Pentecost, and the words from last week’s […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for May 28, 2017

20170528 Sermon Ascension 2017                                                   PDF Format May 28, 2017 Luke 24:44-53 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from our Ascended Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate […]