Forgiveness and Freedom

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 18:21-35 Deacon Alex Benson Grace, peace, and mercy are yours from our God who is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Amen. Matthew and I have been playing a lot of board games since this pandemic started. I’m sure our relationship dynamics while playing these games could be […]

The Hiddenness of the Kingdom of God

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8th Sunday after Pentecost Heart River Lutheran Church July 26, 2020 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 I like butterflies. It’s easy to notice a glorious Monarch butterfly as it glides slowly by, illuminating the light of the sun in the glow of its magnificent wings. And there are a few other butterflies that also get some recognition: […]

Weeds, Wheat, and the Kingdom of Heaven

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July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Deacon Alexandra Benson Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Grace, peace, and mercy are yours from Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. I recently spent a week on my parent’s farm in South Dakota. After spending a lot of time in my head over the past few months, after getting caught in […]