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Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church
12 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
June 19, 2022 "Hope in Christ" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: Luke 8:26-39 Description: A man is possessed by demons and Jesus casts them out. His whole life and reality changes! Jesus restores him to community and gives him hope.
13 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
June 12, 2022 "Holy Trinity: Lady Wisdom" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Description: Lady Wisdom as personified in Proverbs points to the mystery and majesty of God the three in one, one in three.
14 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
June 5, 2022 "That Wild Spirit" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: Acts 2:1-20 Description: The Holy Spirit gathers us in and sends us out! Probably not in ways we are used to or expect! But that wild Spirit is always at work!
16 minutes | May 30, 2022
May 29, 2022 “What Can We Do to Get Out of This Mess?” by Pastor Beth Ann L. Stone
Texts: Acts 16:16-34 and John 17:20-26 Description: This week, another strange story from the book of Acts. How a questionable move by the apostle Paul led to the right question and answer for “this impossibly hard, helpless, and hopeless moment in which we live.”
16 minutes | May 23, 2022
May 22, 2022 "Beyond Welcome: Pick Up Your Mats!" by Vicar Chip Lutz
Text: John 5:1-9 Description: We all have in groups and outgroups. Jesus calls us to pick up our mats and go out to bring others in.
12 minutes | May 16, 2022
May 15,2022 "Beyond Welcome: Beyond Differences" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: Acts 11:1-18 Description: God says, “what I have made holy, you must not call unholy”. God totally flips the script! The early church was finding its way. Trying to understand Jesus’ call for love in the midst of old traditions. God breaks down barriers so that all may know God’s love.
16 minutes | May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022 "Beyond Welcome: More Than an Open Door?" by Pastor Beth Ann L. Stone
Text: Acts 9:36-43 Description: Tabitha, a disciple, helped care for a vulnerable community. Going beyond just a welcome means stepping up and being changed.
18 minutes | May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022 "Beyond Welcome: Step Into Relationship With Others" by Vicar Chip Lutz
Text: Acts 9:1-20 Description: We are all very well acquainted with Saul's conversion story but...what can we learn from Ananias in this?
12 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
April 24, 2022 "Care of Creation" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: Mark 4:26-32 Description: As we observe Earth Day, we are reminded of God’s good creation. We are also reminded of how human sin has led to climate disaster. We cannot be complacent. We are people with hope that comes from Christ who is making all creation new.
8 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
Good Friday 2022: "At The Foot of the Cross" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: John 18-19 Description: Even on the cross, Jesus never stopped loving us. Even in the midst of the brokenness of this world, Jesus is with us.
15 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
Easter 2022. “A Long Line of Christ Confessors” by Pastor Beth Ann L. Stone
Text: Luke 24:1-12 Description: Why would anyone want you to crash a funeral? Listen to find out why we’re all called to deliver Jesus’ mike-drop message of hope. Link to the This American Life podcast episode Pastor mentions in her sermon: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/766/transcript
16 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Maundy Thursday: "Unconventional Love" by Vicar Chip Lutz
Text: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Description: Jesus act of washing his disciples feet was an act of service and unconditional love but it was also unconventional love...it broke the norms. We are called to love each other the same way.
17 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
April 10, 2022 "Palm Sunday: The Passion of our Lord"
Text: Luke 22:14--23:56 Description: This narrative of the Passion of Our Lord is read by our congregation in different parts...giving it a different voice and perspective.
13 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Lent 5: "Every Day Detours" by Vicar Chip Lutz
Text: Numbers 21: 4-9 Description: Throughout their entire journey, God was with the Israelites...even through the detours with potholes, pitfalls and poisonous snakes. Through our baptism, God is with us too in our every day detours...paving, patching and overpowering.
12 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
April 3, 2022 "Extravagant Love" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: John 12:1-8 Description: Jesus shows extravagant love for people throughout his ministry. As his life is drawing to it’s sacrificial close, Mary anoints him with expensive perfume as an extravagant act of love. Jesus loves us in a big way and we are to share that love with others.
15 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Lent 4: “There Might Be Giants” by Pastor Beth Ann L. Stone
Text: Numbers 13:1-3, 25-33, Numbers 14:1-9 Description: Hearing a report of bad news led the Israelites again to panic and doubt God’s plan for them. Why do we pay more attention to bad news than to hopeful news?
16 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
March 27, 2022 "Big Brother Bias" by Vicar Chip Lutz
Text: Luke 14:11-32 Description: Family dynamics are real...even in God's family. Big Brother Bias can keep us from being in relationship with our siblings in Christ and joining in God's party.
11 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Lent 3: "Idols Made In Fear" by Pastor Krista Zimmerman
Text: Exodus 32:1-14 Description: As we continue journeying with the Israelites, they grow impatient because Moses has been up on the mountain too long. They make a golden calf to worship in place of God. What and who do we idolize? God is trustworthy.
15 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
March 20, 2022 "Manure Happens" by Pastor Beth Ann L. Stone
Text: Luke 13:1-9 Description: Why do bad things happen to people? In Jesus’ time, hardship was thought to be God’s punishment for sin. What does Jesus have to say about that?
13 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Lent 2: "Are You Hydrating?" by VIcar Chip Lutz
Text: Exodus 17:1-7 Description: Where the Lord leads, the Lord does not leave. There is water for us on our journey if we choose to drink.
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