Sermons

Sermons

Thanks to Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed and our other preachers for making these recordings during morning worship. Each sermon is copyright by its preacher, and made available with her/his/their permission.

Recorded sermons from 2009 to 2012 are also available.

Sermon for Reformation Sunday 2020

Sermon given by the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, president of United Theological Seminary, on Sunday, October 25, 2020 during the online service at University Lutheran Church. The recording begins with Dr. Erwin’s reading of the Gospel for the day, John 8:31–36.

Being Stewards of Sidewalks

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, October 18, 2020, the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, at University Lutheran Church. Texts for the service were: Psalm 96:1-9 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 The recording begins with Pastor Reed’s reading of Matthew 22:15-22. In the sermon, she describes this photo mosaic created by Chris…

Who Owns That Tree?

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, October 4, 2020, the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, during the online service at University Lutheran Church. The text for the sermon was Matthew 21:33–46. In the sermon, Pastor Reed also cites the book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of…

Speaking Truth to Power

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, September 13, 2020, the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, during the online service at University Lutheran Church. The recording begins with Pastor Reed’s reading of the Gospel for the day, Matthew 18:21–35.