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January 14 – An Object of Devotion

January 14 - An Object of Devotion

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Part 1: The Devoted Church  We aren’t devoted to any Church. We ARE the Church, devoted to a very specific list of practices: to faith itself, to each other, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42). This message – the first of five – lays the foundation of what it means to be Church together in the 21st century… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply

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January 7 – The Limitation of Categories

January 7 - The Limitation of Categories

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video It starts on the playground. The need to be better, different, other than the people around us. Our categories – the walls we build between us and them – carry over into our neighborhoods, our careers, our religious identity and the level we assign to our devotion within that religious identity. message deconstructs our limited and imaginary dividing walls, and discover that none of it can survive the presence of the Son of God; none of it can survive the awareness of who we are: hidden with Christ in God. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from

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November 5 – Translucence

November 5 - Translucence

Listen to Sermon Audio   Watch Sermon Video You find it in words like devout. Blessed. Saint. Somewhere between the baptismal font and the pew, we manage to divide even our spirituality into categories, elevating one above another. Creating levels that, while intended to make us feel included, ultimately leave us looking up at a completion we’ll never manage to reach. This message levels the field, and looks at what really makes us Saints; the fullness of God’s light shining in us and through us… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and

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October 29 – Open-Ended Reformation

October 29 - Open-Ended Reformation

Listen to Sermon Audio   Watch Sermon Video It’s more than just being right about stuff. The Reformation was and is about being the voice of Reconciliation in the world; the voice of Christ Himself. This message rolls past the myths and the legend of the Reformation to discover the open-ended reformation of the Spirit among us and within us today… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 ________________________________ About the Author

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October 8 – The Demons of Western Nevada

October 8 - The Demons of Western Nevada

Listen to Sermon Audio When we act out violently, the spiritual warfare being waged within us spills over into common space of the human family. And again, we find ourselves trying to find meaning after another act of senseless brutality. This message dives into the spiritual warfare hidden behind the veil of our shared human experience. “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” ~ 1 Peter 5:8 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the

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September 24 – Stillness & Wasted Worry

September 24 - Stillness & Wasted Worry

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video It never slows down. Even in this quiet moment, our minds are racing like mad, pulling us forward to worry about what’s next and backward to ruminate over what’s passed. Pulling us away from the stillness of God in this one present instant. This Sunday, we’ll listen to Jesus’ quiet reminder that He alone takes care of us; then, now, and into then again. This weekend, we’ll open ourselves to the transformation of the Spirit that quiets our worried minds. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… [Jesus said,] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.

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September 10 – The Social Cost of Healing

September 10 - The Social Cost of Healing

Listen to Sermon Audio What causes a Priest and a Levite to ignore a man dying on the side of the road? How does the spirit move within an undocumented foreigner to stop; to go above and beyond to take care of him? This weekend, we’ll navigate the dangers of religious extremism – including Christian extremism – and find the heart of Jesus somewhere in the healing outcome… On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your

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August 13 – Love in the Shadow of Hatred

August 13 - Love in the Shadow of Hatred

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video An exploration of Jesus’ words of wisdom and hope to a diverse people created in the image of a mosaic God; called together from every tribe and every nation to sing of His name together… “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” ~ Luke 16:10 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.   Like on

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July 30 – Giving in to Gravity

July 30 - Giving in to Gravity

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video The eternal God created humanity to live within a delicate and balanced ecosystem; at one with each other, inter-dependent with His creation, and ultimately at one with Himself… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle

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July 16 – Lowering the Net: On the Cycle of Christian Spirituality

July 16 - Lowering the Net: On the Cycle of Christian Spirituality

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video God’s love for you isn’t based on anything you have done, or will do for Him. This message explores the cycle of Christian Spirituality: Being constantly filled with the goodness of God, and once filled being sent out to be light and salt to the world around us. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch people.’  So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.” ~ Luke 5:10b-11 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and

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