Sermons by David Blank

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Go and Work in the vinyard today

Jesus tell the chief priests and elders a parable after they expose their motives in trying to trick Jesus with a question. They are not sincere about their faith in God and only concerned for their standing before each other and the crowds.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Lord, how often should I forgive?

It is not a matter of whether we are ready to forgive but it is a matter of faith knowing God’s generosity in forgiveness given to us. In faithful service filled with God’s grace we in turn forgive as we are commanded.

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Woman, great is your faith

Jesus is confronted by a desperate Gentile woman seeking relief for her daughter who is tormented by a demon. Jesus ignores her but the woman persists in her pleas. The woman’s faith amazes Jesus and he heals the daughter.

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Image of Apostle Peter reaching for Jesus, saying "Lord, save me!

Getting through life’s storms is difficult but our faith in Christ can steady the boat and lead us to where we need to be. Join Jonathan Lonsway, kids of St. Luke’s, and Pastor Dave for this week’s worship.

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

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All ate and were filled

Jesus took what the disciples visioned as scarcity and blessed it making it into an abundance that fed everyone with food to spare! Preaching today is the Rev. Roseann Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop, North/West Lower Michigan Synod.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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The kingdom of heaven is like yeast

The Kingdom of Heaven comes to us in subtle ways that grows and empowers us to proclaim the Gospel. From the infant Jesus to the resurrected Christ, God’s love for us is revealed. It is a gift to be treasured.