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Sermon / February 28, 2016 / Luke 13 / The Best is Yet to Come / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / February 28, 2016 / Luke 13 / The Best is Yet to Come / Pastor Terry Defoe

Our Bible text is found in Luke's Gospel, chapter 13. I’m reading verse 6: 6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. (N.R.S.V.) Grace and peace to you from God the Father and from our Lord and Savior...


Funeral Sermon / Arlene Hubick / January 2, 2016 / Psalm 57 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon / Arlene Hubick / January 2, 2016 / Psalm 57 / Pastor Terry Defoe

My message is based on the 57th Psalm, highlighting the following verses: Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.  I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.  God sends forth his love and his faithfulness. Be exalted, O...


Funeral Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Diane Lane \ May 4th, 2015 \ Psalm 116

Funeral Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Diane Lane \ May 4th, 2015 \ Psalm 116

My message this afternoon is based on these words from the 116th Psalm: I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.   The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me. I was...


Funeral Sermon \ Ruth Schick \ March 25th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon \ Ruth Schick \ March 25th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

The Bible text that I’ve chosen for this morning is found in the book of Second Timothy in the New Testament, chapter 4, beginning at verse 6. The Apostle Paul says: ...the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there...


CHAPPiE (2015) by Neill Blumkomp - Movie Review

CHAPPiE (2015) by Neill Blumkomp - Movie Review

Chappie (2015) Directed by: Neill Blumkomp Written by: Neill Blumkomp and Terri Tatchell Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Watkin Tudor Jones (Ninja), Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Brandon Auret Run Time: 120 min Rated: 14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA)...


Funeral Sermon \ John Wilde \ January 30th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon \ John Wilde \ January 30th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe

The Bible text I’ve chosen for my message this afternoon is found in the book of Second Timothy in the New Testament, where the early Christian leader, the Apostle Paul says: "...the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith....


Hope in Death - Asleep in Christ: Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost - 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18

Hope in Death - Asleep in Christ: Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost - 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18

Hope in Death - Asleep in Christ: Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost - 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 / Pastor Ted Giese / Mount Olive Lutheran Church But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since...


Fret Not - Rest In The LORD - Psalm 37 Sermon From October 2014 Prayer Service

Fret Not - Rest In The LORD - Psalm 37 Sermon From October 2014 Prayer Service

"Fret Not - Rest In The LORD" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed Oct 1st 2014: Season of Pentecost, Psalm 37.             Fret not yourself because of evildoers;                    be not envious of wrongdoers!           For they will soon fade like...


Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman - Movie Review

Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman - Movie Review

Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by: Ivan Reitman Writer: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts Run Time: 105 Min Rated: PG (Canada), PG (MPAA). Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films...


Parable of the Hidden Treasure: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost - Matthew 13: 44-52 / Pastor Ted Giese

Parable of the Hidden Treasure: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost - Matthew 13: 44-52 / Pastor Ted Giese

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Matthew 13: 44-52 / Seventh Sunday After Pentecost / July 27th 2014 / Parable of the Hidden Treasure “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he...


Funeral Sermon / Ed Johnson / June 9th, 2014 / Psalm 116

Funeral Sermon / Ed Johnson / June 9th, 2014 / Psalm 116

My sermon text this morning is taken from the 116th Psalm. I'm reading verses 12 to 14. The Psalm-writer says:           How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. I will fulfil my vows to the LORD in the presence...


Sermon April 6/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life/ John 11

Sermon April 6/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life/ John 11

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and...


Jesus, Death & Trust - Psalm 31 Sermon From April 2014 Prayer Service

Jesus, Death & Trust - Psalm 31 Sermon From April 2014 Prayer Service

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Psalm 31 / April 2nd 2014    In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;                    let me never be put to shame;                    in your righteousness deliver me!           Incline your ear to me;                    rescue...