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Sermons from Augustana Chapel

Faculty, special guests and students preach during LSTC's worship services on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday when classes are in session. This page provides links to some of the sermons they have shared with us.


Date (link to sermon): Preacher: Message:
Mar 20, 2014 Alex Raabe, LSTC student "A Sermon About Jesus Being A Better Light Than A CFL"
Based on John 3:1-7
Mar 19, 2014 Paul Landahl, Coordinator for Candidacy Based on John 3:1-17
Mar 17, 2014 Kurt K. Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor of Reformation History We are called
Based on Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalms 121; Romans 4:1-5. 13-17; John 3:1-17
Mar 5, 2014 Raymond Pickett, Professor of New Testament Ash Wednesday, 2014
Based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Feb 24, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Pero, Director, The Rev. Dr. Albert "Pete" Pero, Jr., Multicultural Center Based on Matthew 5:28-48
Feb 20, 2014 Meredith E. Harber, LSTC student Based on Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Feb 17, 2014 Dr. J. Matthew Sleeth, executive director of Blessed Earth Based on Matthew 5:21-27
Feb 12, 2014 Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament In Thanks for the Life and Witness of Mark Thomsen
Based on Matthew 5:13-20, Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12]
Feb 11, 2014 Ben Groth, Lutheran Year student at LSTC Based on Isaiah 58:1-2, Matthew 5:13-20
Feb 5, 2014 James Nieman, President Based on Matthew 5:1-12
Dec 5, 2013 Jenna Pulkowski, LSTC student Advent 1, 2013
Based on Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44
Dec 4, 2013 James Nieman, President Based on Matthew 24:36-44
Nov 20, 2013 Barnabas Pusnur, Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago Divinity School, spouse of LSTC M.A. student Padmaragan Vundi Ecumenical Worship at LSTC on Texts: Malachi 4:1-2a; 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21: 5-19
Based on Malachi 4:1-2a; 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21: 5-19
Nov 14, 2013 Emily Ewing, LSTC student Job 19:23-27a
Based on Luke 20 : 27-38; Job 19 : 23-27a
Nov 13, 2013 Kurt K. Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor of Reformation History Trusting Promises
Based on Job 19:23-27a; Ps. 17:1-9; 2 Thess. 2:1-5; Luke 20:27-38
Nov 7, 2013 Charisse Jensen, LSTC student Blessings and Curses
Based on Luke 6:20-31
Oct 24, 2013 Emily Johnson, LSTC student Wrestling With God
Based on Genesis 32.22-31
Oct 21, 2013 James Nieman, President Based on Genesis 32.22-31
Oct 16, 2013 The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Musselman Palmer, Lutheran Campus Pastor for the University of Chicago, located at Augustana Lutheran Church Time after Pentecost – Lectionary 28
Based on Luke 17:11-19 (Spark Story Bible version)
Sep 30, 2013 Mark P. Bangert, John H. Tietjen Professor of Pastoral Ministry: Worship and Church Music, Emeritus Based on Luke 16: 19-31
Sep 26, 2013 Bekki Lohrmann, LSTC student Based on Amos 8:4–7
Sep 18, 2013 Mark Swanson, Harold S. Vogelaar Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations, Associate Director of Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice Time after Pentecost – Lectionary 24
Commemoration of Dag Hammarskjöld, renewer of society, 1961
Based on Luke 15:1-10
Sep 16, 2013 Lea F. Schweitz, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science, Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost; Psalm 51, Luke 15:1-10
Based on Psalm 51, Luke 15:1-10
Sep 11, 2013 Benjamin M. Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship, Dean of the Chapel Homily: Lectionary 23C, Philemon 1.1-21, Luke 14.25-33
Based on Philemon 1.1-21, Luke 14.25-33
Sep 9, 2013 Raymond Pickett, Professor of New Testament Based on Luke 14:25-33
Sep 5, 2013 Christie Webb, LSTC student Based on Luke 14: 1, 7-14
Sep 3, 2013 James Nieman, President Based on Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16

Sermons from the 2012 - 2013 Academic Year

May 9, 2013 Nate Sutton, LSTC student Ascension C (2013)
Based on Luke 24:44-53
May 8, 2013 James Nieman, President Based on John 5.1-9
May 2, 2013 Sara Suginaka, LSTC student Sermon for The James Kenneth Echols Prize
Based on Acts 1:1-11
May 2, 2013 L. Cuttino Alexander, LSTC student Sermon for The James Kenneth Echols Prize
Based on Acts 1:1-11
May 2, 2013 Ashley L. Hochhalter, LSTC student Jesus loves us.
Based on John 13:31-35
Apr 18, 2013 Craig Simonsen, LSTC student After these things...
Based on John 21: 1-19
Apr 15, 2013 Lea F. Schweitz, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science, Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science 3rd Sunday of Easter, 2013
Based on John 21: 1-19
Apr 4, 2013 Sarah Rohde, LSTC student Based on Luke 24.1-12
Mar 21, 2013 Chad McKenna, LSTC student We Want Out
Based on Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8
Mar 20, 2013 Cheryl Stewart Pero, director, The Rev. Dr. Albert "Pete" Pero, Jr., Multicultural Center “Such Magnificent Valor!”
Based on John 12.1-8
Mar 18, 2013 James Nieman, President Based on Philippians 3.4b-14
Mar 14, 2013 Jette Bendixen Rønkilde, Visiting Scholar from Denmark Based on Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32
Mar 13, 2013 Raymond Pickett, Professor of New Testament Based on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Mar 11, 2013 Carol Schersten LaHurd, Lecturerer in World Religions Entertaining Angels and Meeting the Prophets of Baal
Based on Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32
Mar 6, 2013 Joan L. Beck, Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation and Pastor to the Community Heart's Desire
Based on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Mar 4, 2013 Becca Ajer, LSTC student Based on Luke 13:1-9
Feb 28, 2013 Francisco Herrera, with interpretive dancer,  Kristin Klade, LSTC students Based on Luke 13:31-35
Feb 27, 2013 Christine Wenderoth, Director, JKM Library, Associate Professor of Ministry Based on Luke 13:31-35
Feb 26, 2013 The Rev. Delbert Anderson, program director for East Asia from 1970-1997 for the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Based on Philippians 3:17-4:1
Feb 20, 2013 Benjamin M. Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship, Dean of the Chapel 1 Lent 2013
Based on Luke 4:1-13
Feb 18, 2013 Craig A. Satterlee, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics; Dean, ACTS D.Min. in Preaching Program Based on Luke 4:1-13
Feb 11, 2013 Michael Shelley, Associate Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies; Director of A Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice Transfiguration
Based on Luke 9:28-36
Feb 4, 2013 James Nieman, President Based on 1 Corinthians 13.1-13
Jan 21, 2013 The Rev. Wayne N. Miller, Bishop, Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "Liberty and Justice For All", A Sermon for Martin Luther King Day
Based on Luke 6:20-26
Dec 6, 2012 Travis Meier, LSTC student "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"
Based on Gospel Text, Luke 21:25-36 (Jeremiah 33:14-16)
Dec 3, 2012 James Nieman, President Based on 1 Thessalonians 3.1-13
Nov 29, 2012 Janice Heidlberger, LSTC student Christ the King: John 18:33-37
Based on John 18:33-37
Nov 28, 2012 Benjamin M. Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship, Dean of the Chapel Reign of Christ Homily
Based on John 18:33-37
Nov 15, 2012 Chris Honig, LSTC student Based on 1 Kings 17:8-16
Nov 12, 2012 Joan L. Beck, Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation and Pastor to the Community The Jug of Oil
Based on 1 Kings 17:8-16
Oct 25, 2012 Micah Sievenpiper, LSTC student Based on Mark 10:35-45
Oct 24, 2012 Joan L. Beck, Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation and Pastor to the Community A Servant of God
Based on Isaiah 53:4-12, Hebrews 5:1-10
Oct 15, 2012 James Nieman, President Based on Hebrews 4:12-16
Oct 8, 2012 Cheryl Stewart Pero, director of the Multicultural Center at LSTC Pioneer of our salvation, perfect through suffering
Based on Hebrews 2:10
Oct 4, 2012 Klaus-Peter Adam, Associate Professor of Old Testament St. Francis Day, 2012
Based on Job 39
Sep 26, 2012 Christine Wenderoth, Director, JKM Library, Associate Professor of Ministry Based on Mark 9:30-37
Sep 20, 2012 Joan L. Beck, Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation and Pastor to the Community We are the Lord's, service of remembrance for Nick Spehar, Alpha Sabbithi
Based on Romans 14:7-9, Mark 8:27-35
Sep 13, 2012 Cuttino Alexander, LSTC student Sharing Call Stories
Based on Mark 7:31-37
Sep 10, 2012 Terry Baeder, Director of Field Education Dog
Based on Mark 7:24-37
Sep 6, 2012 Regina Herman, LSTC student Failing Memories
Based on Mark 7:1-18,14-15, 21-23
Sep 5, 2012 James Nieman, President Sermon based on Mark 7:1-23
Based on Mark 7:1-23

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