Pentecost Season Sermons (2011)

Date: August 28, 2011 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost The Cruciform Life

followers of Christ called to serve one another in this, we find life

Summary: Jesus teaches us that true life is not found in grasping for what we can get, but in giving of ourselves to others.

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Date: August 7, 2011

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Trust

walking troubled seas eyes fixed on Jesus, God's son our only true hope

Summary: We live in a world where we are surrounded by danger. But as we keep our eye fixed on Jesus, and live in a way that is faithful to him, we find that our lives are marked by hope and joy and peace.

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Date: July 3, 2011 The Third Sunday after Pentecost Rest for Your Souls

weak, burdened and tired easy yokes and light burdens the way of Jesus

Summary: This weekend we celebrate the history of our nation, and the freedom and new beginnings that many have found here. In Christ, we also find a new freedom and a new beginning with God.

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Date: June 26, 2011 The Second Sunday after Pentecost All Are Welcome!

hospitality all welcome, just as we are our call and mission

Summary: Hospitality was a matter of life and death in the first century; it soon became a hallmark of the Christian movement. We too are called to be hospitable, that through our practice of generous hospitality, others might experience the life-changing love of God.

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Date: June 19, 2011

The Feast of the Holy Trinity From the Fires of Pentecost to the Blessing of Trinity

God in three persons present among us today Father, Son, Spirit

Summary: As we explore the nature of God, we find that a focus on relationships and the desire to forgive and renew lie at the very center of the matter; the same characteristics that lie at the center of a week at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp (even during a week when campers are evacuated, and begin their time together in an emergency shelter...).

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