Give up laziness for lent.

March 10, 2009 by

Part of a midweek lenten series on giving up things for lent.

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Shameless Hope

March 5, 2009 by

Hello all,

Im back from Kenya. Still writing sermons. I hope vicarage is going well for you all.

I cannot wait to see everyone again and catch up!

Blessings in Christ,

Ryan

 

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If you had one hour…

January 28, 2009 by

If you had one hour (maybe two) to share advice on Homelitics with pastors in another country (Say… Kenya), what would you share?

I am giving a presentation on homelitics to a group of Kenyan pastors in a little over a week (Vicar Walla is doing somthing similar in Guatemala around the same time). We (Me, my supervisor and another LCMS Pastor) are giving a two day seminar for ELCK pastors in Kisumu, Kenya. We are covering topics such as Law/Gospel, Justification, Bible Overview and Stewardship. Since I have most recently had the hom courses at the sem, I was chosen to lead the Homelitics part. I am thinking about talking about the four page structure and really thats all I got so far, i know it is a versitile structure and good for relating scripture to life in an easy to follow way.

Let me know what you all would talk about….

Blessings,

Vicar Kleimola

Lent

January 20, 2009 by

Anyone have good ideas for Lent? I thinking of doing something about the history of the passion by going through “In the Fullness of Time” by Paul L. Maier, but I wanted to know if anyone else had some direction, whether themes or just little things. That was a long sentence. Hola.

King David – Advent IV

December 17, 2008 by

Here is my advent 4 sermon, decided to use the OT for this one. I think the Holy Spirit pulled my scraps together into something usable.

Blessings on Advent and Christmas for you all!!!

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Two Fer

December 4, 2008 by

There are two sermons here. I did two manuscripts this week. I cheated and one is recycled from last year (The Calming of Jesus) and the other is a new style I have never tried before. They usually have a “guest preacher” about once a year here in New Hartford. I somehow volunteered my self to be John the Baptist on Sunday. Uh Oh. The other sermon was delivered yesterday at a vacancy that our church is helping out at in Bristol, CT. It was fun flying solo and to top it off the pews were filled at the daytime service with day school children. It was pretty sweet to see so many kids in church at once. Anyway, advent greetings to you all. I hope you are having a good season of preparation during this year of preparation.

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Blessings,

Vikar Ryan

Leprosy?

November 26, 2008 by

Hey guys!

This is the sermon I am preaching tonight for Thanksgiving Eve!  Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

In Christ, 

V Lee

No Confusion

November 22, 2008 by

Yo.  Here’s my sermon for this weekend.  It’s on the Sheep and the Goats.  Kind of a tough one – trying to deal with the list of good works in there and trying to figure out how that doesn’t go against our belief in salvation by grace through faith.  Let me know how I did.

Blessings,

Jon

But wait, there’s more!

November 20, 2008 by

My sermon for Sunday. I really tried to incorporate a hope for the ressurection in this sermon. Oh and there is a baptism on Sunday so I wanted to touch on that too. Let me know what you think.

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-Vicar Kleimola

What are you living for?

November 13, 2008 by

Hey Vicars,

Here’s my sermon for this weekend.  It’s based on Matthew 25:14-30 (with some references to 1 Thess. 5:1-11).  I’m sure you are all busy with Thanksgiving around the corner and Advent at the doorstep.  For each of you, I hope you are learning and things are going well.  I feel more confident in say “all of you” since I officially met Paul last week (shout out to Union Grove).  Take care guys!