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Birdman (2014) by Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Movie Review

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Andrea...


The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) by Paul Tibbitt - Movie Review

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) Directed by: Paul Tibbitt Written by: Glenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Stephen Hillenburg, Paul Tibbitt (Story) Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Antonio Banderas, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence Run...


Who Considers the Poor? - Psalm 41 Sermon From February Prayer Service

"Who Considers the Poor? Jesus or Judas?" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed February 4th 2015: Season of Epiphany, Psalm 41           Blessed is the one who considers the poor!                    In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;           the LORD...


Funeral Sermon For Rena Galenzoski / Friday January 30th 2015

Funeral Sermon for Rena Galenzoski / January 30th 2015 / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went...


American Sniper (2014) by Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

American Sniper (2014) by Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

American Sniper (2014) Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Jason Hall (screenplay), Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice (book) Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Ben Reed, Luke Grimes Run Time: 132min Rated:14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA) for strong and disturbing war violence,...


Into The Woods (2014) by Rob Marshal - Movie Review

Into the Woods (2014) Directed by: Rob Marshall Written by: James Lapine (screenplay & musical) Stars: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Lilla Crawford, Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch Run Time: 125min...


IssuesEtc Segment: 72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015

72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 In this segment of IssuesEtc pastors Giese and Wilken talk about the recent telecast of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. Provided in this interview are some general observations of the award show and a little discussion of what makes the Golden Globe Awards...


Wet With The Sins of The World: Baptism of Our Lord - Mark 1:4-11 / Pastor Ted A. Giese

"Wet With The Sins of The World" Baptism of Our Lord /Season of Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Mark 1:4-11 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all...


Drawn up From the Death Trap - Psalm 40 Sermon from January Prayer Service

"Drawn up From the Death Trap" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed January 7th 2015: Season of Epiphany, Psalm 40           I waited patiently for the LORD;                    He inclined to me and heard my cry.           He drew me up from the pit...


Gospel Light: Epiphany Day - Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12 / Pastor Ted Giese

Gospel Light WASCANA Circuit Epiphany Service Hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Regina - Rev. Ted A. Giese / Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12           Arise, shine, for your light has come,                    and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.          ...


The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (2014) by Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Directed by: Peter Jackson Written by: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (book) Stars: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly,...


The Expected Yet Unexpected Gift: First Sunday After Christmas - Luke 2:22-40

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Luke

The Expected Yet Unexpected Gift - Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / December 28th, 20014,  First Sunday After Christmas - Luke 2:22-40 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as...


Flesh And Blood Jesus: Christmas Day - John 1:1-14

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^John

"Flesh And Blood Jesus" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Christmas Day 2014 / John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing...


Nothing Will be Impossible With God: Fourth Sunday in Advent - Luke 1:26-38

Posted in 2014 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Ezekiel / ^Genesis / ^Luke

"Nothing Will be Impossible With God" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / 4th Sunday in Advent 2014 / Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house...


Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Directed by Ridley Scott - Movie Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Directed by: Ridley Scott Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffery Caine, Steven Zaillian. Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Isaac Andrews, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde Run Time: 150 Min Rated: PG (Canada) Rated PG-13 (MPAA)...


Who Does The Preparing? You or God?: Second Sunday in Advent - Mark 1:1-8

Posted in 2014 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Baptism / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Mark

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Mark 1:1-8 / Adent 2 - December 7th 2014 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.           As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,           “Behold, I send My messenger before your face,                    who...


Remove Your stroke from me - my hope is in You - Psalm 39 Sermon From December Prayer Service

"Remove Your stroke from me - my hope is in You" / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed December 3rd 2014: Season of Advent, Psalm 39           I said, “I will guard my ways,                    that I may not sin with my tongue;           I will guard my mouth with...


Do You Come to Jesus? or Does Jesus Comes to You?: First Sunday in Advent - Mark 11:1-10

Do You Come to Jesus? or Does Jesus Comes to You?: First Sunday in Advent - Mark 11:1-10 / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Mount Olive Lutheran Church Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into...


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Directed by Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Directed by: Francis Lawrence Writers: Danny Strong, Peter Craig (Screen Play), Suzanne Collins (Novel) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Joshua Hutcherson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Run Time: 123 min Rated: PG (Canada)...


Funeral Sermon for Sara Turnquist / Saturday 22nd 2014

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Funeral Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^John

Funeral Sermon for Sara Turnquist / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / John 10:14-18, 27-30  / Nov 22nd 2014       [Jesus says] "I am the Good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep....