Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church

Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church

Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin, is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Worship services each Sunday at 8:25 AM Central at https://spaceshipchurch.org. We are blessed to welcome, worship and serve in Jesus’ name.... Show More

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March 7, 2021 14 min

Text: John 2:13-22

Description: When Jesus “cleansed the Temple” he was overturning tables and taking names. But was he angry? What does the Bible have to say about “righteous anger”? When is it okay to be angry?

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Readings: Psalm 119:41-48 and 57-64, Exodus 20:8-12, Matthew 5:17-20

Description: Join Pastor Krista as she talks about the 3rd Commandment (Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.) and the 4th Commandment (Honor your father and mother.).

The Third Commandment Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and glad...

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Texts: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Mark 8:31-38

Description: In the covenant of Holy Baptism, God chooses us. God wants to have a particular relationship with us, to call us God’s own children. So what do we have to do to hold up our end of the covenant?

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Join us as we start a five week series during Lent on the Ten Commandments.  This week:  Commandments One and Two

The First Commandment:You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

The Second Commandment: You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive ...

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Gospel: Mark 1:9-15

Description:  The Spirit is always urging us to throw our backpack over the fence and into the wilderness.  Because, if we throw it over, we've got to go get it.  There's no need to fear, we've got the same assurances that Jesus did as we venture out.

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Text: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Description: This Ash Wednesday, we do not need to be reminded of our mortality.  We have been reminded every day for the last year during the pandemic that has claimed over 2 million lives worldwide.  Today, we are reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return.  We are beloved dust, in God’s care and eternal love.  What can you do this Lent to let Gods love in? 

 

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Text: Mark 1:40-45

Description: Over the past four weeks we’ve talked a lot about who God is and God’s relationship to us. But so what? Why should anyone care about God if we can get along fine without a life of faith? For this last week in our sermon series, Pastor Beth Ann talks about what’s in it for us and the challenge of the way of the cross.

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Text: Mark 1:29-39

Description: In the fourth week of our sermon series, “We Hold These Truths” Pastor Krista talks about another one of our core beliefs as Christians: God’s grace- filled nature is revealed through the life of Jesus.  Jesus knocks down barriers to show grace. 

Note: This sermon mentions depression and anxiety.  If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety- know that you/ they are not alone. ...

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Text: Mark 1:21-28

Description: The third in a sermon series about our central Christian beliefs, today we tackle sin and evil. Jesus cast out evil spirits from people who were afflicted by them. Are some people just born evil?

Click here for a video depiction of this story: https://youtu.be/R0uUC12_qSM?t=282

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Text: Mark 1:14-20

Description: Our second week in a series exploring the foundations of our faith, today we consider how God works in the world we know. Are we just a human ant farm to God?

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Texts: Psalm 139 and John 1:43-51

Description: Today we begin a series to explore the foundations of our faith, the beliefs or truths upon we build our trust in God. This morning, We look at what we know to be true about God’s own self…God IS!

Click here to help support God’s mission at MPLC: https://bit.ly/MPLCGIVE

 

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Text: Mark 1:1-11

Description: At Jesus baptism, God broke open the heavens and spoke.  God still speaks to us today in the midst of so many voices.  Gods voice is characterized by love for all. 

Click here to help support God’s mission at MPLC: https://bit.ly/MPLCGIVE

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Text: John 1:1-18

Description:  It’s easy in today’s world to get sucked into a vacuum that goes nowhere and be pulled from the light.  Keeping Jesus as your intention keeps us on the right path.

Help support the mission at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church Here!

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Text: Luke 2:1-20

Description: This Christmas Eve it feels strange not going to God’s house to worship in the sanctuary. But the good news of Christmas is that in Jesus Christ, God comes to US!


Merry Christmas to all of our listeners. May you know the presence of Christ is with you, wherever you worship this day!

Click here to help support God’s mission at MPLC: https://bit.ly/MPLCGIVE

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Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

Description: The story remembered by the Church as “The Annunciation” wasn’t just about an announcement, but also Mary’s response to the angel’s words. What does Mary have to teach us about being a faithful disciple?

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Text: Luke 1:46b-55

Description: I don’t like the song ‘Mary did you know?’.  Yes, she knew!  We know too- that God was, is and will be faithful.

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Gospel: Mark 1:1-8

Description: How is the Wizard of Oz different from the Gospel of Mark? (Besides the lack of ruby slippers, flying monkeys, or a man without a brain.)

 

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Gospel: Mark 13: 24-37

Description: What are you noticing lately? This “Covid Year” is not just an experience of waiting, but also one of revelation. What new insights is God making possible for us to see? What have you learned about yourself or the world since March?

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Text: Matthew 25:31-46

Description: Pastor Krista shares about her experience of seeing Jesus in those experiencing homelessness in downtown Racine.  We are all called to love those in need, for they all bear the image of God. 

As mentioned in the sermon: Lady Preacher Podcast: Rev. Mahogany Thomas: Imagining a New Love Ethic https://www.dancingpastor.org/ladypreacher (also can be found on all podcast apps)

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Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30

Description: In so many ways right now what we have is not enough. What we can do is not enough. What does God call us to while we wait for things to get better?

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