Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Epiphany 6 | 02.16.2020 | Matthew 5:27-32 We are going to talk about something quite difficult today. Today we are going to talk about divorce…because today Jesus talks about divorce. This is not the most sensitive subject on Valentine’s Day weekend…but maybe it’s the perfect subject…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Epiphany 5 | 02.09.2020 | Isaiah 58:1-7, 10 *DISLCAIMER: This sermon will read less like a usual manuscript as it was preached with light notes and somewhat ‘off the cuff.’ The book of focus, Isaiah, is a historically complicated book, so a large part of the…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Epiphany 4 | 02.02.2020 | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 The Apostle Paul in his letter to his Corinthian congregation is claiming that God is no stranger to weakness and suffering. I am going to repeat that: God is no stranger to weakness and suffering. That is Paul’s…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Epiphany 3 | 01.26.2020 | Matthew 4:12-23 An important detail about the sequence of events in the life of Jesus is revealed in today’s gospel. That important detail is this: in every one of the gospels, Jesus is baptized shortly before he begins his Galilean ministry,…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Epiphany 2 | 01.19.2020 | John 1:29-42 Today, based on our passage from John, we are compelled to reflect upon a potentially scary word – evangelism. Yes, you humble, reserved, rural Minnesota people…we are going to talk about evangelism today. But, first, many of you might…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Advent 3 | 12.15.2019 | Matthew 11:2-6 An emotion that comes forward in today’s Gospel passage is disappointment. John the Baptist is disappointed. I think it’s important to talk about disappointment this time of year. As much of a job the anticipation of Christmas does for…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Advent 1/2 | 12.08.2019 | Isaiah 2:1-5 I am going to preach on the Isaiah text, which isn’t an easy text. It needs a bit of context to be fully understood. Not only that, this Isaiah text isn’t easy because it has some aggressive imagery concerning…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Pentecost 23 | 11.17.2019 | Luke 21:5-9; 25-28 Today, Jesus refers to the BIG ending, the end-of-times, the great apocalypse, the final judgment day…and he says this: …they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these…

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Pastor Joe Skogmo St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Pentecost 22 | 11.10.2019 | Luke 20:27-38 The Mystery and Promise of Resurrection In Jesus’ time there were two dominant groups of Jewish leaders—the Pharisees and the Sadducees with whom he often experienced resistance. Today we see a run-in between Jesus and the Sadducees. What is…

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https://www.andersonfuneral.net/notices/NormanNorm-Johnson Visitation: -Monday, October 28th from 5 – 7 p.m. @ Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria -Tuesday, October 29th from 10 – 11 a.m. @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lowry. Funeral -Tuesday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lowry (fellowship and meal to follow)

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