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We hope you enjoy these sermon videos from recent worship services and are encouraged by the message from God’s Word.

"Cultivating Praise!" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday)

Can we trust in the Lord to praise God with freedom and joy? Sermon based on Luke 19:28-40.

"Cultivating Selflessness, Letting Go of Greed" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | April 7, 2019

At a meal with Jesus, we join Mary and Judas, bringing both our love and our sin. Sermon based on Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8.

"Letting Go of Inattentiveness, Cultivating Reconciliation" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | March 31, 2019

A few comments, three stories (or, is it just one?), and two questions. But, who’s counting? Sermon based on Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.

"Cultivating Patience, Letting Go of Giving Up" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | March 24, 2019

Lessons from the fig tree and other barren places. Sermon based on Isaiah 55:1-9 and Luke 13:1-9

"Cultivating Courage, Letting Go of Fear" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | March 17, 2019

Jesus calls us to join him on a journey that requires courage and love (included: comments on the irritating banality of “Iowa niceness”). Sermon based on Luke 13:31-35.

"Cultivating & Letting Go" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | March 10, 2019

What is longing to be cultivated in you during this season of Lenten wilderness? Sermon based on Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13.

"Overwhelmed" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | March 3, 2019

The voice of God is calling to us, and it isn’t telling us to build any more institutions that exclude or do harm (with reflections on General Conference). Sermon based on Exodus 34:29-35 and Luke 9:28-43a.

"To God's Church: Inherit the Kingdom" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | February 24, 2019

I wonder: might we wonder once more? Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50.

"To God's Church: Witness to Hope" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | February 17, 2019

One thing that will not change...our witness to hope. Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

"To God's Church: Preach Grace" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | February 10, 2019

Our faith is a living tradition that has the power to transform lives. It is definitely the kind of thing to which we should hold tightly! Based on I Corinthians 15:1-11.

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