It Only Takes ONE Mom

Sermon for August 14, 2011 (Lect 20a). Scripture: Matthew 15:21-28, Isaiah 56:1. Sermon refers to the recent ONE Moms trip to Kenya. Moms are incredible people.  When a mom is on a mission for the sake of her child, there is not much that will stop her.  The best advice to those who would try is […]

Table People

Sermon preached on June 19, 2011 at Temple Lutheran Church. Click to Listen I spent some time thinking about my grandmothers this week.  One of my grandmother’s birthdays was on Tuesday, so I was thinking about these two women that have meant so much to me. My grandmothers were table people. Let me explain what I […]


Sermon preached June 12, 2011 (Day of Pentecost and “Graduation Sunday”) Click to Listen As we gather together today we have the chance as a community to recognize and pray for the class of 2011.  And what better opportunity for a Christian community to do that than on the day of Pentecost:  the day on […]

“Stepping Off” Point

[audio] Click to Listen Sermon preached June 5, 2011 at Temple Lutheran Church.       In Jerusalem, at the site of the Mount of Olives, stands a building called The Chapel of the Ascension.  It’s considered by many to be a sacred site and is often visited by people traveling through the Holy Land. […]

The Final Word

Sermon preached by Matt Staniz on May 15, 2011.  Sermon refers to predictions that the world would end on May 22 that were publicized via radio and highway billboards. Click to listen. So…did you get the message?Apparently we are headed down the home stretch. The billboards have been warning us for months: Judgment Day – […]