• Doris Sparks

    Contributing sermons since Apr 5, 2007
Doris's church

Zion Lutheran
Chelsea, Michigan 48118

About Doris
  • Education: BS Ed Indiana University M Div. Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • Experience: Sprang fully formed from seminary in 2004.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If they help you...thank God, not me.
  • Family: Married 36 years with 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My spouse comes to both services if I preach twice because he likes to hear how the sermons change from the beginning of the week to the end.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "I don’t want the best sermon you can preach, but the best sermon you can preach this week." Hank Langkneckt prefessor of Proclamation, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • Books that have had an impact: Practicing the Presence by Brother Lawrence Resurrection by N T Wright Thomas Merton’s writings (have read them all) Evvelyn Underhill
  • Hobbies: Reading, cross stitch, crocheting prayer shawls
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Every week I am surprised at how fast Sunday appears!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Every children’s sermon is a risk....
  • What I want on my tombstone: She walked with God and shared the love of Christ with all.
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Newest Sermons

  • Miraculous Stories

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    Celebrates the feast of St Michael and the angels on September 29th.

    Miraculous Stories Today, September 29th is the day on the church calendar set aside to celebrate St. Michael and the angels. In a world where science and facts are the mainstays of reality, people hunger still for the miraculous. The popularity of shows like “Touched by an Angel,” “It’s a more

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  • If You Ask Anyone In My Family If They Have Ever ...

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2007

    If you ask anyone in my family if they have ever seen an angel; they would tell you the story that occurred on winter Sunday. We were driving up a very steep hill in town in a van. This was before mini-vans and this big 9-passenger van was not good on slippery roads. The road was snow packed and more