Mission Statement: The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour desires to be a community of Christians whose faith is active in love.

Sermons

Second Sunday of Easter

April 11, 2021 John 20:19-31 Bishop Michael Pryse When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side.…

Presence In The Absence

Easter SundayApril 4, 2021Luke 24: 1-12 Christ has risen, alleluia! Click here for service Normally, this morning we would have already shared buns from the Witness Committee and Bernice’s traditional mixture of ginger ale and juice … the Easter lilies on the crosses in the narthex would be in full bloom … the rock would have been rolled away from the cardboard…

What Mutes The Joy?

Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 Luke 19, 29-44 It had started out as a regular morning for Josephus. Click here for service He awoke early dressed, had his breakfast and was headed out the door to go work in his workshop when Josephus spotted two thieves about to steal his young donkey. Living near the gate to the city, Josephus was used…

Making A U-Turn

March 21, 2021Luke 18:31-19:10 Zacchaeus was likely a wealthy and powerful man in Jericho … maybe the most wealthy man in town. Click here for service In Jesus’ day, tax collectors collected what was owed by families to pay for centurions, roads and aqueducts … the infrastructure of an oppressive system. And these tax collectors would also charge over-and-above this, keeping the…

What Do You See?

March 14, 2021Luke 16: 19-31 During recent weeks, some local advocates for the homeless have taken to social media to voice their criticism of a downtown property owner who erected a plastic mesh barricade at the entrance of a vacant building. Click here for service It seems that homeless people had been sheltering in the entranceway at this busy downtown location. With…

Lost and Found

March 7, 2021Luke 15: 1-32 Click here for sermon In today’s gospel passage from Luke, Jesus and the disciples are en route to Jerusalem. As we heard last Sunday, Jesus has continued this ministry in the region … despite the warning that Herod was out to kill him. Jesus continues to call on the people to repent their ways so that the…

Hen-Hearted

Luke 1-9; 34-36February 28, 2021 I recently came across a story about Eva the chicken. Click here for service It seems that one spring day Eva jumped the fence of her enclosure and disappeared. Her owners assumed she was gone for good … the victim of one of the local predators. But three weeks later Eva returned to her owners … with…

How Do We love?

Luke 10:25-42February 21, 2021Lent 1 Click here for service Today, Jesus the teacher is being tested by a lawyer … who is searching for a theological centre and asks the question “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus turns the question back on the lawyer, who … unsurprisingly … can quote the law regarding loving the Lord and loving your…

Visonary or Delusional?

Sunday, February 14, 2021 Bishop Michael Pryse, Eastern Synod The Holy Gospel according to Mark: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to…

When Life Meets Death

February 7, 2021Luke 7: 1-17 By the time we get to this point in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus’ healing ministry is well-established. Stories of his works have begun to spread through the region around Capernaum. Click here for service Because of this, crowds are beginning to gather and people are seeking out this teacher and healer. The centurion follows a familiar course ……