Contributing sermons since Sep 4, 2001
7 Easter B
Contributed on May 29, 2003
Have you ever had anyone tell you they are praying for you? Jesus is praying for you asking protection and sanctification.
7 Easter B John 17:6-19 1 June 2003 Rev. Roger N. Haugen Have you ever had someone tell you they are praying for you? Likely we all have had people pray for us, but it is different when someone tells you they are praying for you. It might happen when you are going through a difficult time ...read more
5 Easter B
Contributed on May 14, 2003
Pruning is essential in gardening and in life. We are created to love and a pruned connection to the true vine results in the fruit of love.
5 Easter B John 15:1-8 18 May 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen I don’t know a lot about vines and grapes. I have a brother who helps out in a vineyard near Victoria where he is learning about the wine business. He tells me that in the fall they prune the vine aggressively, down to just a main vine ...read more
3 Easter B
Contributed on May 1, 2003
In our worship Jesus comes among us and tells us "Peace be with You." Our worship reflects the events of the resurrection.
3 Easter B Luke 24:36b-48 4 May 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen A young pastor was fishing for comments at the door following one of his sermons that he felt was particularly profound. One older man responded, “Sometimes we come to church because of the pastor and sometimes we come in spite of the ...read more
5 Lent B
Contributed on Apr 6, 2003
In these dark times we need to walk with Jesus through the darkness of his crucifixion and death so that as he is "lifted up" we can know that in the darkest of times he will be there for us to bring new life.
5 Lent B John 12:20-33 6 April 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen We live in dark and dangerous times. The stability we crave in life seems shaken every time we turn around. Jobs are continually downsized, the mutual funds that were to give us security in our retirement send out notices of negative ...read more
3 Lent B
Contributed on Mar 25, 2003
In a time of war it is important to be reminded of God’s intention for the world and for us.
3 Lent B Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Cor. 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 March 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen It has been a tough week. The tension of the build-up to war has sapped many of us of energy. The war that seemed so inevitable, yet undesirable has arrived and we are not left untouched. There have been ...read more