SERMONS

Zumbro's pastors have made their sermons available to read online. Below is a list of the 2015 worship sermons. Click the sermon title to view the sermon in .pdf format, suitable for printing. If you would rather listen to a sermon, please click the  next to the sermon title.

2015 Worship Sermons

Sermon Title Date Bible Verse Given By Occasion
The Word Comes in Human Flesh  December 27, 2015 John 1:1-18 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
Don't Be Afraid! December 24, 2015 Luke 2:1-16 Pastor Vern Christopherson Christmas Eve
A God who Makes Peace Possible December 20, 2015 Luke 1:26-38 Pastor Shelley Cunningham  
Preparing the Way of Peace December 13, 2015 Luke 1:5-25, 67-79 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
A Visit to Remember December 12, 2015   Pastor Vern Christopherson Service of Remembrance
Peace in a Dangerous World December 6, 2015 Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-4, 10-13 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
God Promises Comfort to the Weary November 29, 2015 Isaiah 40:1-11 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
God as a Gardener November 22, 2015 Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
God as a Parent November 15, 2015 Hosea 11:1-9 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Don't Worry About Your Life November 8, 2015 Matthew 6:24-34 Pastor Shelley Cunningham  
Lazarus Comes Back to Life November 1, 2015 John 11:32-44 Pastor Vern Christopherson All Saints Sunday
We Follow in Faith What's Begun!: A Community Without Walls October 25, 2015 Ephesians 2:14-22 Pastor Harold Usgaard 150th Anniversary
We Follow in Faith What's Begun!: A Community of Reconciliation October 18, 2015 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
We Follow in Faith What's Begun!: A Community of "Differents" October 11, 2015 Ephesians 4:1-16 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
We Follow in Faith What's Begun!: A Community of Living Stones October 4, 2015 1 Peter 2:2-10 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
Reaching Out with Compassion: What the Lord Requires of You and Me September 27, 2015 Micah 6:1-8 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Reaching Out with Compassion: Being a Neighbor September 20, 2015 Luke 10:25-37 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
Reaching Out with Compassion: Showing No Favoritism September 13, 2015 James 2:1-10, 14-17 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Reaching Out with Compassion: Jesus Looks on People with Compassion September 6, 2015 Mark 6:30-44 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
The Freedom of Life in the Spirit: Bearing One Another's Burdens August 30, 2015 Galatians 6 Pastor Shelley Cunningham  
The Freedom of Life in the Spirit: Called to Freedom August 23, 2015 Galatians 5 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
The Freedom of Life in the Spirit: Children of the Promise August 16, 2015 Galatians 4 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
The Freedom of Life in the Spirit: What About God's Rules Now? August 9, 2015 Galatians 3 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
The Freedom of Life in the Spirit: Living by Faith August 2, 2015 Galatians 2 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
The Freedom of Life in the Spirit: Redefining the Rules July 26, 2015 Galatians 1 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
The Practice of Saying No July 19, 2015 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Sticking Your Neck Out July 12, 2015 Mark 6:14-29 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
Taking Offense at Jesus July 5, 2015 Mark 6:1-6 Pastor Vern Christopherson and Pastor Shelley Cunningham  
A Hard Pill to Swallow June 28, 2015 Mark 5:21-43 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
A Dark and Stormy Night June 21, 2015 Mark 4:35-41 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Out of Control June 14, 2015 Mark 4:26-34 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
The Crooked Timber of Humanity
June 7, 2015 Genesis 3:8-16 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Making Your Mark on the World
May 31, 2015 Isaiah 6:1-8 Pastor Vern Christopherson Holy Trinity Sunday/Graduate Sunday
Dream Big May 24, 2015 Acts 2:1-21 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner Pentecost
That We May Be One May 17, 2015 John 17:6-21 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
Love One Another As I Have Loved You May 10, 2015 John 15:9-15 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
You Will Bear Much Fruit May 3, 2015 John 15:1-8 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
I Know My Own and My Own Know Me April 26, 2015 John 10:11-18 Pastor Shelley Cunningham Confirmation Sunday
Peace Be With You April 19, 2015 Acts 8:26-40 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Do Not Doubt But Believe April 12, 2015 John 20:19-31 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
A God Who Can Mend All that is Broken April 5, 2015 John 20:1-18 Pastor Vern Christopherson Easter
Silence April 3, 2015 John 18:1-19:42 Pastor Vern Christopherson Good Friday
A Meal that is Enough April 2, 2015 John 13:1-17, 34-45 Pastor Lisa Kipp Maundy Thursday
A View from the Street March 29, 2015 Mark 11:1-11 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner Palm Sunday
Living with Paradox March 22, 2015 John 12:20-33 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Theology of the Cross (Why Success Isn't Our Ultimate Goal) March 15, 2015 John 3:14-21 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Two Kingdoms March 8, 2015 Romans 13:1-10 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
Costly Discipleship March 1, 2015 Mark 8:31-38 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
Saint and Sinner February 22, 2015 Mark 1:9-15 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
Shared Ministry February 15, 2015 2 Kings 2:1-12 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
Oh, Jonah! February 8, 2015 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Pastor Lisa Kipp  

Taking a Wait-and-See Approach

February 1, 2015 Acts 5:27-42 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
The Light Shines in the Darkness: The Long Shadow of Addiction January 25, 2015 Luke 8:26-39 Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner  
The Light Shines in the Darkness: Dementia's Lonely Road January 18, 2015 Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 Pastor Lisa Kipp  
The Light Shines in the Darkness: The Darkness of Depression January 11, 2015 1 Kings 19:1-16, 18 Pastor Vern Christopherson  
The Light Shines in the Darkness: Dealing with Divorce January 4, 2015 Mark 10:2-12 Pastor Shelley Cunningham  
         


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