Pentecost 18: What is Worship?

Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Season B.  This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA. On September 20th we started a six week series called  “What is the Church?”  This week the sermon focused on the question “What is Worship?”.  The scripture readings for the day are Daniel 4:34-37 and John 4:21-30.  To listen to all the sermons in this series click here.  

Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.

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Calumet Reach the Beach 2015

5 Reasons This is the Best Race Ever

The New Hampshire Reach the Beach relay race happened on September 18-19.   This 200 mile relay event challenges runners to race through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Teams of 12 run day and night through some of the most picturesque scenery on earth, before finishing on the sands of Hampton Beach. 

Calumet Lutheran Camp and Conference Center has sponsored a team for a number of years.  This year four teams of 12 runners (48 in all) participated in the race and raised money for the Calumet camper scholarship fund. (You can donate here)

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Pentecost 17: What is the Church?

Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Season B.  This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  We started “What is the Church?” series.  The scripture readings for the day are 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26 and Matthew 28: 18-20.  To listen to all the sermons in this series click here.  

Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.

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Pentecost 16: Who is Jesus?

Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Season B.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture readings for the day are Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 116:1-9James 3:1-12  and Mark 8:27-38.

Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.

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Pentecost 15: The Truth of the Gospel

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Season B.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture readings for the day are Isaiah 35:4-7aPsalm 146James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 and Mark 7:24-37.

Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.


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