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"Two Sides of the Same Coin," Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / James 2:1–10, 14–18 / Sunday September 9th 2018: Season of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"Two Sides of the Same Coin," Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / James 2:1–10, 14–18 / Sunday September 9th 2018: Season of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

(James 2:1–10, 14–18) My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears...


"The Bread of Life" John 6: 22-35 (The Food we need - 3) Sermon Pr. Lucas Albrecht Sunday August 5th 2018 Season of Pentecost

"The Bread of Life" John 6: 22-35 (The Food we need - 3) Sermon Pr. Lucas Albrecht Sunday August 5th 2018 Season of Pentecost

Sermon OUTLINE Text: John 6:22-35 Theme:  The Bread of Life___________________________Intr – A research showed that a human being eats about 16 times its own weight in one year. A horse takes in only 8 times its weight. So if you want to loose wight you have to eat like a horse....


 "Offense and Grace" Mark 6: 1-13 Sermon Pr. Lucas Albrecht Sunday July 8th 2018 Season of Pentecost

"Offense and Grace" Mark 6: 1-13 Sermon Pr. Lucas Albrecht Sunday July 8th 2018 Season of Pentecost

Text: Mark 6:1-13Theme:  Offense and Grace___________________________Intr – Looking around and paying close attention we will realize we are living in times of what I would call “The Offense Factory”. Or the industry of the outraged. Taking offense and being offended seem to be products...


Funeral Sermon, Emma Becker/ Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Emma Becker/ Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Text: John 14.1-7; Psalm 23Theme: He knows us by our name.___________________________Intr – Let me open my sermon with a little bit of humour – since I learned from the family that Emma was not foreign to joking and laughing. As she passed away last Friday, and was taken to heaven through faith...


MOLC Sextet participates in the "Toda IELB louva" Project, of the Brazilian Lutheran Church (IELB)

MOLC Sextet participates in the "Toda IELB louva" Project, of the Brazilian Lutheran Church (IELB)

Our MOLC Sextet's contribution to the "Toda IELB Louva" Project, put forth by the Lutheran Church of Brazil (IELB) to promote the newly released Brazilian Lutheran Hymnal's New Edition. Hit play and listen to our guys singing in Portuguese - hymn number 100 "Linda Pascoa do Senhor" (Glorious...


"On board through the storm" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 24th 2018 - /  Mark 4:35-41

"On board through the storm" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 24th 2018 - / Mark 4:35-41

Text: Mark 4:35-41Theme: On board through the storm___________________________Intr –  "One night when my youngest son was already in bed a thunderstorm broke out. After a very loud thunder, I heard him crying, and I went to his room to be with him and bring him comfort. He asked me then to...


Christian Righteousness - Psalm 1 Sermon - Pr. Ted Giese Sunday June 17th 2018

Christian Righteousness - Psalm 1 Sermon - Pr. Ted Giese Sunday June 17th 2018

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Sunday June 17th 2018: The Season of Pentecost, Psalm 1, “Christian Righteousness” Let us pray: May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight O Lord. Amen. Grace peace and mercy to you from God...


"Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Confirmation Sunday / June 3rd 2018 - / Psalm 81:1-10

"Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Confirmation Sunday / June 3rd 2018 - / Psalm 81:1-10

    Text: Psalm 81:1-10Theme: “Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!” (v.8)___________________________Intr –  Psalm 81, on our lectionary for today, seems to guess our festivity, Confirmation Sunday, as the psalmist writes: “Sing aloud to God our strength; ishout for joy to...


Funeral Sermon, Arthur Kachuik / Monday, May 21st 2018

Funeral Sermon, Arthur Kachuik / Monday, May 21st 2018

Text: John 14Theme: “A project finished on the wood”___________________________Intr – If you go to Arthur’s house today – actually also Denise family’s house as well – where he lived for decades, and you’d open the garage door, you’ll find many things there, I am sure. But there’s one thing...


"Love for the sheep" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Easter / April 22nd 2018 - / John 10:11-18

"Love for the sheep" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Easter / April 22nd 2018 - / John 10:11-18

Text: John 10:11-18Theme: “Love for the sheep” ___________________________ Intr – Good Christian friends: I invite you today to walk along with me through St. John’s Gospel for today, assimilating some important teachings from the Word of God we find in it.[1]          The first thing...


"April Faiths Day" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Easter Sunday April 1st 2018 - / Mark 16:1-8

"April Faiths Day" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Easter Sunday April 1st 2018 - / Mark 16:1-8

Text: Mark 16:1-8Theme: April Faith’s Day___________________________Intr – Happy fool’s day!          Now, that’s a very unusual way to  begin an Easter Sermon, isn’t it? I do agree. Well, this is a very unusual happening as well. Last time Easter fell on April 1st was back in 1945. None of...


He speaks / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Maundy Thursday March 29th 2018 / Luke 22:70

He speaks / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Maundy Thursday March 29th 2018 / Luke 22:70

    Text: Luke 22.70ffTheme: He speaks (Sanhedrin: “We’ve heard it from His Own Lips”) ___________________________Intr – Perhaps it has been around for a long time, but lately it became even more evident in our society. Many things that are said, written, published out there are not...


To serve / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Sunday March 18th 2018 - / Mark 10:32-45

To serve / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Sunday March 18th 2018 - / Mark 10:32-45

  Text: Mark 10:32-45Theme: to Serve[1]___________________________Intr – I don’t know how familiar you are with TV reality shows like “Big Brother”. In a nutshell: they work with the idea of people living in a certain space  - in the case of BB, a house – where the pre-selected participants...


Funeral Sermon, Elsie Wilhelmine Miller / Saturday February 10th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Elsie Wilhelmine Miller / Saturday February 10th 2018

Text: John 14.1-7Theme: In the better Place___________________________Intr – Arthur and I had a good conversation earlier this week about his mother’s life. She had a long, blessed life, under the Grace of God, since she was a baptized Christian who confessed her faith all along the way. It...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday February 11th 2018 - / Mark 9:2-9 / "Christ's act - Him be hearing"

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday February 11th 2018 - / Mark 9:2-9 / "Christ's act - Him be hearing"

Text: Mark 9:2-9Theme: Christ’s act - Him be hearing___________________________Intr – During Superbowl LVII this year, as it is common for all Superbowl Sundays, the next big thing after the result of the game is talking about the ads that seem to endlessly run in the commercial breaks. (It...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday January 21st  2018 - / Mark 1:14-20 / "About fishing people"

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday January 21st 2018 - / Mark 1:14-20 / "About fishing people"

    Text: Mark 1:14-20Theme: About fishing people___________________________Intr –  Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: fishing is a once in a lifetime thing for me, since I went fishing just once so far. That makes me no pro at the art of getting the fish out of the water straight to...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Wednesday Prayer Service / Wednesday January 3rd 2018 / Psalm 72 / The Great King

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Wednesday Prayer Service / Wednesday January 3rd 2018 / Psalm 72 / The Great King

Text: Psalm 72Theme: The Great King___________________________Intr –  Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: have you ever heard about some of the so called “Great” guys in history? People who have the adjective “Great” attached to their names, like for example Alexander, the Great from...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / New Year's Eve / Sunday December 31st 2017 - / Galatias 4:4-7 / "Who to walk with"

Sermon / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / New Year's Eve / Sunday December 31st 2017 - / Galatias 4:4-7 / "Who to walk with"

Text: Galatians 4:4-7Theme: Who to walk with ___________________________ Intr – At some point in their life, children learn how to walk. That usually happens around 10-12 months, give or take a little. At first they crawl; then they kind of get up on their feet yet a little bit unsteady,...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Second Sunday in Advent / December 10th 2017 - / Mark 1:1-8 / To be prepared

Sermon / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Second Sunday in Advent / December 10th 2017 - / Mark 1:1-8 / To be prepared

Listen to the Audio Sermon    Text: Mark 1:1-8 – 2nd Sunday in AdventTheme: To be Prepared  ___________________________ Intr –  To be alert, in many situations in our daily life, is something quite important. But to be prepared is even more.           Wait… is there a difference between to...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / 1st Sunday in Advent / Sunday December 3rd 2017 - / Mark 11:1-10 / "They told them exactly what Jesus said"

Sermon / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / 1st Sunday in Advent / Sunday December 3rd 2017 - / Mark 11:1-10 / "They told them exactly what Jesus said"

  Text: Mark 11.1-10 – 1st Sunday in AdventTheme: They told them exactly what Jesus said___________________________Intr –  Here we are again entering Advent. Here we are anticipating Christmas, looking forward to celebrate the coming of our Saviour. His first coming, His incarnation, the...