Announcements


First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent December 3, 2017 St. Jacob’s and Trinity Lutheran Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor Mark 13:24-37; Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9   I. “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence – as when fire […]


Christ the King

Christ the King November 26, 2017 St. Jacob’s and Trinity Lutheran Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor Matthew 25:311-46   I. Christ the King, the date we now end the season after Pentecost, is a hard one for us to get excited about. While Christ as king fits our understanding, there […]


24th Sunday after Pentecost

24th Sunday after Pentecost November 19, 2017 St. Jacob’s and Trinity Lutheran Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor Matthew 25:14-30   I. One of my favorite silent movies is 1924’s The Thief of Bagdad starring Douglas Fairbanks. In this The Arabian Nights style adventure I enjoyed the story and was impressed […]


23rd Sunday after Pentecost

23rd Sunday after Pentecost November 12, 2017 St. Jacob’s and Trinity Lutheran Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor Matthew 25:1-13; Amos 5:18-24; I Thessalonians 4:13-18   I. It is interesting how people can look at the same thing or event and see two very different things. Take those pictures that either […]


All Saints Sunday

All Saints Sunday November 5, 2017 Matthew 23:1-12 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. Today is not only the twenty second Sunday after Pentecost but it is All Saints Day. When I first had some idea of the definition, the word saints conveyed particularly holy […]


Reformation Sunday

  Reformation Sunday October 29, 2017 St. Jacob’s and Trinity Lutheran Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. In the musical 1776 one scene has John Adams bemoaning that he will be forgotten while others with more flamboyance and physical presence will be remembered. He says, “One day they will […]


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 15, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor Psalm 23   I. One of the more beautiful passages, as well as one of the more popular passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. A liberal political activist theologian of the nineteenth century, Henry Ward Beecher, known […]


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 8, 2017 Philippians 3:4-14 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor   I. A person can safely say we live in a society that is very concerned with enjoyment, comfort, and convenience. Sometimes our casualness is subject for humor when people share photos […]


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 21:23-32: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-13 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity October 1, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor     I. One of my favorite musical movies is My Fair Lady, the story about a poor Cockney Eliza Doolittle who on a bet between too […]


Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jonah 3:6-4:11; Matthew 20:1-16 St. Jacob’s (Spaders), Trinity September 24, 2017 Rev. Kirk Shipley, Interim Pastor     I. The last two areas I lived were Northern California and Northeast Ohio. There are very few people in the United States and Canada who would confuse the […]