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  Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Trinity, September 28, 2013
  Sermon for the 17th Sunday After Trinity
  Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, September 15, 2013
  Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Trinity, September 1, 2013
  Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Trinity, August 18, 2013
  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, June 23, 2013
  Sermon for Quasimodogeniti Sunday, April 7, 2013
  Sermon for Oculi Sunday, March 3, 2013
  Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday, February 3, 2013
  Sermon for the last Sunday after Epiphany, January 19, 2012
Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Trinity, September 28, 2013
Sermon Text: Mark 10:17-27 Epistle: Romans 14:17-19 Gospel: Mark 12: 28-34 Opening Hymn: My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker Hymn of the Day: Blessed are Those Who Walk Beloved Members of the Con...
Sermon for the 17th Sunday After Trinity
Sermon Text: Mark 9:17-27 Epistle: Romans 10:9-17 Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 Hymn of the Day: Seek Where You May to Find a Way Hymn after the Sermon: “Hands Stretch Over My Dungeon" Beloved Mem...
Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, September 15, 2013
Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 1:7-10 Epistle: 2 Timothy 1:7-10 Gospel: John 11:1-3; 17-27. Hymn of the Day: The Will of God is Always Best Hymn before the Sermon: How Long Must I Live in Uncertainty ...
Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Trinity, September 1, 2013
Sermon Text: Genesis 28:10-19a Epistle: Romans 8:14-17 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 Hymn of the Day: From God Can Nothing Move Me Hymn before the Sermon: Let There Be Praise and Honor for the Highest ...
Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Trinity, August 18, 2013
Sermon Text: Mark 8:22-26 Epistle: Acts 9:1-9 Gospel: Mark 7: 31-37 Hymn of the Day: My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker Hymn bewfore the Sermon: O My God, Restore Hymn After the Sermon: Now Tha...
Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, June 23, 2013
Sermon Text: Genesis 50:15-21. Epistle: Romans 14:10-13 Gospel: Luke 6:36-42 Hymn of the Day: O God, My Faithful God Before the Sermon: Hands Stretched Over The Dungeon After the Sermon: Go...
Sermon for Quasimodogeniti Sunday, April 7, 2013
Sermon Text: Mark 16:9-14 Epistle Lesson: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Holy Gospel: John 20:19-29 Entrance Hymn: Christ is Arisen Hymn of the Day, Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior, Who Came to Save Hymn bef...
Sermon for Oculi Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 20:7-11a Epistle: Ephesians 5:1-8 Gospel: Luke 9:57-62 Hymn of the Day: Oh Mankind, Mourn Your Great Sins Hymn before the Sermon: Seek Where You May to Find A Way Hymn ...
Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday, February 3, 2013
Sermon Text: Isaiah 55:6-12a. Epistle: Hebrews 4:12-13. Gospel: Luke 8: 4-8. Hymn of the Day: Lord for Your Word Be Highly Praised Hymn before the Sermon: O God, Our Lord, Your Holy Word Hymn aft...
Sermon for the last Sunday after Epiphany, January 19, 2012
Text: Revelations 1:9-18 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-10 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 Hymn of the Day : The Only Son from Heaven Hymn after the Sermon: Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure Dear Congre...
Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, December 2, 2012
Revelations 5:1-5 Epistle: Romans 13:8-12 Gospel: Matthew 21`:1-9 Hymn of the Day: Savior of the Nations, Come Hymn before the Sermon: The Night Will Soon Be Ending Hymn After the Se...
Sermon for Exaudi Sunday (6th Sunday after Easter), May 20, 2012;

simultaneously the Festival for the Resurrection of St. Paul’s Church on Exaudi Sunday (6th Sunday after Easter) on May 31, 1992

Old Testament Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Epistle: Ephesians 3:14-21. Holy Gospel: John 15: 26-16:4 Hymn before the sermon: I Praise You With All My Soul Hymn after the Sermon: Praise ...
Sermon for Easter 2012
From: Sam. 2,1-2,28a Epistle: Cor. 15,1-11 Gospel: Mark 16, 1-8 Main Hymn: "Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Srong Bands" Entrance Hymn: "Christ is Risen" Hymn before the sermon: We All Wish to be Joy...
Sermon for the Feast of the Nativity with 1 John 3:1-6 as text
Epistle: Titus 3:4-7 Gospel: Luke 2:15-20. Hymn of the Day: All Praise to Thee, Eternal God Hymn before the sermon: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come Hymn after the ser...
Sermon on Rogate Sunday, May 29, 2011
on Co 4:2-6 Epistle: 1 Ti 2:1-6a Gospel: Jo 16:23b-28, 33M Main hymn: Vater unser im Himmelreich = [Russ. text] (64) Before the sermon: [Russ. text] (117) After the sermon: [...
Sermon on Jubilate Sunday, May 15, 2011
on the text 2 Co 4:16-18 Epistle: 1 Jn 5:1-4 Gospel: Jn 15:1-8 Main hymn: "Mit Freuden zart" Hymn before the sermon: "Herr, unser Gott, neige gnädig Dein Antlitz" Hymn after the sermon: "Lob Got...
Sermon on Cantate Sunday, May 22, 2011
Epistel: Co 3:12-17 Gospel: Mt 11:25-30 Processional hymn: Christ ist erstanden Main hymn: Lob Gott getrost mit Singen Before the Sermon: Nun freut euch, liebe Christengemein De...
Sermon on Misericordias Domini, Sunday, May 8, 2011
on Ezekiel 34:1-2, 10-16, 31 Epistle: 1 Peter 2:21b-25 Gospel: John 10:11-16 Main hymn: "Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt" (Papa 59) Before the sermon: "Herr, unser Gott, neige gnädig...
Sermon on the 2nd Sunday in Lent (Reminiscere Sunday), March 20, 2011
on Matthew 12:38-42. Epistle: Romans 5:1-5 Gospel: Mark 12:1-12 Dear congregation, We now hear the sermon text for today, the second Sunday in Lent (read Mt 12:38-42). What can th...
Sermon for 20 March 2011 (Reminiscere)
from: Matthew 12, 38-42 Epistle: Romans 5, 1-5 Gospel: Mark 12, 1-12 Dear Congregation! We listen to the text of today's sermon, the second Sunday of Christ's Passion (read Matthew 12, 38-42...
Sermon on the last Sunday in Epiphany, Feb. 13, 2011
Reference text: Rev 1:9-18 Epistle: 2 Co 4:6-10 Gospel: Mt 17:1-9 Processional hymn: "Blagoslovi, dusha moia" (Papka 105: 1, 2, 6-8) Main hymn: "Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn", tr. 'Iisus Khr...
Sermon on the fourth Sunday in Epiphany, Jan. 24, 2011, at the celebration of the Conversion of Paul, Jan. 30, 2011
Reference texts: Ac 9:1-9; Gal 1:11-24; Php 3:6-14; 2 Co 12:7-10 Epistel readings: Gal 1:11-24; Php 3:6-14 Gospel reading: John 8:12-14, 14:1-6 Processional hymn: "Herr Christ, der einig Gotts S...
Sermon for Christmas, 25 Dec 2010
From: Micah 5, 1-40 Epistle: Titus 3, 4-7 Gospel: Luke 2, 15-20 Entrance Hymn: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come Main Hymn: All Praise to You, Jesus Christ Hymn beore the sermon: Hymn afte...
Sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, 23 Jan 2011
From: 2nd Kings 5, 9-15 + 19a Epistle: Romans 1, 14-17 Gospel: Matthew 8, 5-13 Entrance Hymn: Main Hymn: Praise God the Lord, All you Heathens Hymn before the Sermon Hymn after the Sermon ...
Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Trinity, 5 September 2010
From Genesis 28, 10-19a Epistle: Romans 8, 14-17 Gospel: Luke 17,11-19 Main Hymn: From God shall naught divide me Hymn before the sermon: Let there be praise and honor for the highest good Hymn a...
Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity, 13 June 2010
Epistle: Ephesians 2, 17-22 Gospel: Luke 14, 16-24 Main hymn: I Praise Thee with all my Heart Hymn before the sermon: The Church's One Foundation Hymn after the sermon: Love God with Singing ...
Sermon for Easter 2010 4 Apr 2010
from: 1st Corinthians 15, 1-11 Epistle: 1st Corinthians 15, 1-11 Gospel: Mark 16, 1-8 Entrance Hymn: Christ, the Lord is Risen Main Hymn: Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands Hymn before the ...
Sermon for the First Advent, 29 Nov 2009
From: Revelations 5, 1-5 Epistle: Romans 13, 8-12 Gospel: Matthew 21, 1-9 Entrance Hymn: Lift up your heads, you mighty gates Main Hymn: Savior of the Nations, Come Hymn before the sermon: The Ni...
Sermon for the last Sunday in the Church Year, Death Sunday or Eternity
Sunday, 22 Nov 09 From: Isaiah 65, 17-19 + 23-25 Epistle: Revelations 21, 1-7 Gospel: Matthew: 25, 1-13 Main Hymn: Awake, awake, for night is flying Entrance Hymn: Hymn before the sermon: When i...
Sermon for thez next to last Sunday of the Church Year, 15 November 2009
From: Luke 16, 1-8 Epistle: Romans 8, 18-23 Gospel: Matthew 25, 31-46 Main hymn: "The Day is Surely Drawing Near" Hymn before the sermon: "The Day is Surely Drawing Near" Hymn after the sermon: ...
Sermon for the third Sunday of the Church Year, 8 Nov 2009
Epistle: Romans 14, 7-9 Gospel: Luke 17, 20-24 Main Hymn: We Await Thee, O Son of God Hymn before the sermon: Hymn after the sermon: In Thee is Gladness Dear Congregation! We are nearing...
Sermon for Reformation Sunday, 31 October 2009
From Romans 3, 21-28, also the Epistle Main Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is our God Hymn before the Sermon "Dear Christians, One and All" Dear Congregation! Today is the Festival of Reformation...
Sermon for the 15th Sunday after Trinity, 20 Sep 09
From: Luke 17, 5-6 Epistle: 1st Peter, 5, 5c-11 Gospel: Matthew 6, 25-34 Main Hymn: If You But Trust in God to Guide You Hymn before the sermon: When in the Hour of Deepest NEed Hymn after the se...
Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Trinity (30 Aug 09)
From: Mark 8, 22-26 Epistle: Acts 9, 1-9 Gospel: Mark 7, 31-37 Main Hymn: Fountain of all Healing, we honor You Hymn before the sermon: Russian Hymn Hymn after the sermon: Now Thank We All Our G...
Sermon for Judica Sunday 29 March 2009
from John 11, 47-53 Epistle: Hebrews 5, 7-9 Gospel: Mark 10, 35-45 Main Hymn: O Mankind, Repent Your Great Sins Hymn before the sermon: See, He is Alone in the Garden Hymn after the sermon: Thou ...
Sermon for Lactaere Sunday, 22 March 2009
From: John 6, 47-59 Epistle: 1st Corinthians 1, 3-7 Gospel: John 12, 20-26 Main Hymn: Grain that in the Earth Hymn before the sermon: Thou Great Man of Pain Hymn after the sermon: Jesus, Priceles...
Sermon for Epiphany, 6 January 2009 and 11 January 2009
from 2nd Corinthians 4, 3-6 Gospel: Matthew 2, 1-12 Epistle: Ephesians 3, 2-3a, 5+6 Main Hymn: "How brightly beams the morning star" Hymn before the sermon: "The night is nearly over, the day draw...
Sermon for the 3rd Advent, 14 December 2008
From: Isaiah 40, 1-8 Epistle: Corinthians 4, 1-5 Gospel: Matthew 11, 2-6 Main Hymn: "With seriousness, Oh Children of Men" Hymn before the sermon: "You Dear Christians, Rejoice" Hymn after the s...
Sermon for 2nd Advent, 7 December 2008
From Isaiah: 35, 3-10 Epistle: James 5, 7-8 Gospel: Luke 21, 25-33 Main Hymn: "Dear Christians Rejoice" Hymn before the sermon: "We await You, oh Son of God" (verses 1-2) Hymn after the serm...
Sermon for 1st Advent, 30 Nov 2008
from Hebrews 10, 23-25 Epistle: Romans: 13, 8-14 Night is coming Gospel: Matthew 21, 1-9 Main Hymn: Savior of the Nations, come Hymn before the sermon: The night is far advanced Hymn after the...
Sermon for the 21st Sunday after Trinity, 12 October 2008
from Matthew 10,34-39 Epistle: Ephesians 6, 10-17 Gospel: Matthew 5, 38-48 Main Hymn: "Such, wer da will,ein ander Ziel"(Search, who will, an other goal) Hymn before the sermon: "Herr, richte mi...
Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, 7 September 2008
Text: Hebrews 10, 35-36+38 Epistle: 2nd Timothy 1, 7-10 Gospel: John 11, 1+3+17-24 Main Hymn: Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode Dear Congregation! Today we will first hear the text of the...
Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Trinity, 24 August 2008
From Genesis 28, 10-19a Epistle: Romans 8, 14-17 Gospel: Luke 17, 11-19 Main Hymn: From God Can Nothing Move Me Hymn before the sermon: Give Laud and Praise to the Highest Dear Congregati...
Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Trinity, 10 August 2008
Over Mark: 8, 22-26 Epistle: Acts 9, 1-9 Gospel: Mark 7, 31-37 Main Hymn: Fountain of all Healing, we honor You Hymn before the sermon: Hymn after the sermon: Now Thank We All Our God Dear ...
Sermon for the 11th Sunday after Trinity, 3 August 2008
Over 2nd Samuel: 12, 2-10, 13-15a Epistle: Ephesians: 2, 4-10 Gospel: Luke: 18, 9-14 Opening Hymn: "Praise the Almighty, my Soul" Main Hymn: Out of the Depths I Cry to You” Hymn b...
Sermon for Trinity Sunday, 18 May 2008.
From Ephesians 1, 3-14 Epistle: Romans 11, 33-36 Gospel: John 3, 1-8 Hymn before the Sermon: "Fountain of all healing, we honor You (1-3) Hymn after the Sermon: "Fountain of all heali...
Sermon for Sunday Exaudi, 4 May 2008
Sermon for Sunday Exaudi, 4 May 2008, -also Festival of the Rededication of our St. Paul's Church, Exaudi, 31 May 1992 From Jeremiah 31, 31-34 Epistle: Ephesians 3, 14-21 Gospel: John, 15,...
Sermon for Rogate Sunday, 27 April 2008
from Colossians 4, 2-6 Epistle: 1st Timothy 2, 1-6 Gospel: John 16, 23b-28+33 Main Hymn: Our Father in Heaven Dear Congregation! This Sunday is called "Rogate", which means "Pray"! Last S...
Sermon for Easter 2008, 23 March 2008
from 1st Corinthians 15, 19-28 Epistle: 1st Corinthians 15, 1-11 Gospel: Mark 16, 1-8 Entrance hymn: "Christ is Risen" Main hymn: "Christ Jesus lay in death's strong hands" H...
Sermon for Palm Sunday, 16 March 2008
From John 17, 1+6-8 Epistle: Philippians 2, 5-11 Gospel: John 12, 12-19 Entrance Hymn: Lord, our God, please decline Your countenance Hymn of the day: Thou great Man of Pain Hymn before the ser...
Sermon for Judica Sunday, 9 March 2008
From John 11, 47-53 Epistle: Hebrews 5, 7-9 Gospel: Mark 10, 35-45 Hymn of the day: Oh Man, lament your great sins Hymn before the sermon: Behold, He is alone in the Garden Hymn after the sermon:...
Sermon for Laetare Sunday, 2 March 2008
From John 6, 47-51 Epistle: 1st Corinthians 1, 3-7 Gospel: John 12, 20-26 Hymn of the Day: "Grain that is Planted in the Earth.” Hymn before the sermon: “You, Great Man of Pain.” Hymn after the s...
Sermon for Oculi Sunday, 24 February 2008
From Jeremiah 20, 7-11a Epistle: Ephesians 5, 1-8a Gospel: Luke 9, 57-62 Hymn of the Day: A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth Hymn before the Sermon: Search, who will, another goal Hymn aft...
Sermon on Renminiscere Sunday, 17 February 2008
From John, 8 26b-30 Epistle: Romans 5, 1-5 Gospel: Mark 12, 1-12 Hymn of the Day: "When in the Hour of Deepest Need" In Liturgy following the Collection Prayer: In our Darkness Special Hymn by th...
Sermon for Estomihi Sunday, 3 February 2008
Text: Luke 18, 31-34 Epistle: 1st Corinthians 13, 1-13 Gospel: Mark 8,31-38 Hymn of the Day: True Faith Stills God's Wrath Entrance Hymn, Gospodi Bosche, skloni svoji wsori Hymn Before the Sermon...
Sermon for Epiphany 2008
By Pastor Manfred Brockmann Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6 Gospel: Matthew 2: 1-12 Epistle: Ephesians 3: 2-3a; 5-6 Hymn: “How radiantly beams the morningstar….” Dear Congregation! Ep...
Sermon on the last Sunday in the year 2007, 30 Dec 2007
Text. Hebrews: 13, 8-9b Epistle. Romans: 8, 31b-39 Gospel. Luke: 12, 35-40 Main Hymn. “Der Du die Zeit in Haenden hast” (You Who has time in His hands) Before the Sermon. “Herr, wie lange w...
Sermon for Eternity Sunday (Death Sunday)(Christ the King Sunday in the U.S.), 25 Nov 2007
From Mark: 13. 31-37 Epistel: Revelations: 21, 1-7 Gospel: Matthew: 25, 1-13 Main Hymn: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme…” (Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying) Entrance Hymn “Herr, unser Gott, neige...
Sermon for the next to last Sunday of the Church Year (18 Nov 2007)
From Jeremiah: 8. 4-7 Epistle. Romans: 8. 18-23 Gospel. Matthew: 25. 31-46 Main Hymn: "Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit" (The Day Is Surely Drawing Near) Before the Sermon: "Sometimes I Feel Like A M...
Sermon for the Third from last Sunday in the Church Year (11 Nov 07)
First Reading: Luke: 18, 1-8 Epistel: Romans: 14, 7-9 Gospel: Luke: 17, 20-24 Hymn of the Day: Wir warten Dein, o Gottessohn.. (49) (We await your coming, Oh Son of God) Hymn before the Sermon: ...
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 1, 2007
Pastor Manfred Brockmann Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Vladivostok, Russia The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 1, 2007 1 Kings 19:15-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 D...
Sermon for Pentecost IV, June 24, 2007
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist by The Rev. Manfred Brockmann at Christ Lutheran Church, Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland Text: Matthew 11, 2-15 Gospel: Luke 1, 57-80 Epistle: Acts of the A...
Easter Sermon 2007
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Sermon Text: John 20: 11-18 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11 Gospel: Matthew 28: 1-10 Hymn of the Day: “Christ Jesus lay in Death’s Strong Bands” Dear Congregati...
Sermon by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann on February 18, 2007
on the text of Luke 18, 31-43 Dear congregation! This Sunday stands at the threshold of Lent. Things are now getting serious regarding the suffering of God’s son and the man, Jesus Christ. ...
Sermon for the 21st Sunday after Trinity
By the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Text: Jeremiah 29: 14-7, 10-14 Epistle: Ephesians 6: 10-17 Gospel: Matthew 5: 38-48 Main hymn: “Praise God in confidence with singing” Hymn before the Sermon: “J...
Sermon on Pentecost, June 4, 2006
By The Rev. Manfred Brockmann Text: I Corinthians 2: 12-16; Epistle: Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-18; Gospel: John: 14: 23-27 Dear Congregation! Today is Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church. ...
Sermon on Sunday Jubilate,May 7, 2006
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Text: II Corinthians 4: 16-18 Epistle I. John 5: 1-4 Gospel: John 15: 1-8 Dear Congregation! Today I shall read t...
Sermon on New Year’s Day
Sunday, January 1, 2006 by Pastor Manfred Brockmann Sermon Text: Joshua 1: 1-9 Epistle: James 4: 13-15 Gospel: Luke 4: 16-21 Dear Congregation! We are entering a new year. Now ...
Sermon for the Christmas Festival
on I John 3, 1-6 Epistle: Titus 3, 4-7 Gospel: Luke 2, 15-20 My dear Congregation! Today the sermon should be short for a change. What Christmas is, we all know. God became hu­man in ...
Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Trinity September 11, 2005
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Text: Lamentations 3: 22-26, 31-32 Last Sunday we heard that the happiness of a person consists in recognizing and knowing that I am de-pendent on God; my whole l...
Sermon for the 17th Sunday after Trinity September 18, 2005
by the Rev. Manfred Brockmann Texts: (Sermon Text) Mark 9: 17-27; Romans 10: 9-17; Matthew 15: 21-28 Today our Bible presents us with the theme “Faith.” In both the Epistle and the Gospel fo...