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Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
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Sermons 2010

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New Year & Epiphany

New Year's Day
1 January
What’s in a name?
Luke 2.15-21
Vicar Tom Pietsch (St Stephen's)
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Epiphany Sunday
3 January
Walking another way
Matthew 2:1-11
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 1
10 January
God is loving and faithful
Isaiah 43:1-7
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 2
17 January
Great expectations
John 2:1-11
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 3
24 January
Good news for losers
Luke 4:14-21
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 4 (morning)
31 January
God is here and now
Luke 4:21-30
Pastor David Christian

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Epiphany 4 (farewell)
31 January
The last word is Love
1 Corinthians 13:13
Pastor David Christian
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Harvest Thanksgiving
7 February
Think—Thank—Do
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Dr Dean Zweck
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Transfiguration
14 February
No-one – except Jesus only
Luke 9:28-36
Pastor Clem Traeger

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Lent

Ash Wednesday
17 February
Celebration of Brokenness
Psalm 51
Pastor Stephen Pietsch (ALC Lecturer)
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Lent 1
21 February
Wilderness experience
Luke 4:1-2a
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Lent 2
28 February
Weeping over Jerusalem
Luke 13:34-35
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Lent 3
7 March
The fig tree
Luke 13:6-9
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Lent 4
14 March
The lost is found
Luke 15:1-3;11b-32
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Lent 5
21 March
Saved by faith not by works
Philippians 3:4b-14
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Palm Sunday
28 March
Palms & Psalms of Praise
Luke 19:28-40
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Maundy Thursday
1 April
Remembering, proclaiming, praising
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Dr Vic Pfitzner (Emeritus ALC Lecturer)
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Good Friday
2 April
Meditation
John 19:17-18
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Easter

Easter Sunday
4 April
Empty tombs
John 20:1-9
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Easter 2
11 April
Thomas sees and believes
John 20:19-31
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Easter 3
18 April
Breakfast on the beach
John 21:15
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Easter 4 (Good Shepherd)
25 April
My sheep listen to my voice
John 10:27-29
Pastor David Altus (LCA-SANT District President)

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Easter 5
2 May
A new commandment
John 13:31-35
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 6
9 May
Opening the door of faith
Acts 16:9-15
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Easter 7
16 May
Jesus intercedes for us
John 17:20-26
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost

Pentecost
23 May
Children of God
Romans 8:14-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Holy Trinity
30 May
No God like our God
Proverbs 8:1-4
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Pentecost 2 (Proper 5)
6 June
Bring your needs to God
Luke 7:11-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 3 (Proper 6)
13 June
Righteousness through Christ
Galatians 2:11-14,21
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Pentecost 4 (Proper 7)
20 June
Thy will be done
2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Anniversary of Augsburg confession
27 June
Confessing faith
1 Timothy 6:11b-16
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Pentecost 6 (Proper 9)
4 July
Restore with gentleness
Galatians 6:7-16
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 7 (Proper 10)
11 July
Where is the love?
Luke 10:27-28
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Pentecost 8 (Proper 11)
18 July
At Jesus' feet
Luke 10:38-42
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 9 (Proper 12)
25 July
Light of the world
John 8:12
Pastor Rob Sellars

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Pentecost 10 (Proper 13)
1 August
Private confession & absolution
Colossians 3:2-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 11 (Proper 14)
8 August
Relying on God
Matthew 11:1-6
Pastor Paul Fielke

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Pentecost 12 (Proper 15)
15 August
Certainty in God's realities
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 13 (Proper 16)
22 August
Healing on the Sabbath
Luke 13:10-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 14 (Proper 17)
29 August
Humility
Luke 14:7-11
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 15 (Proper 18)
5 September
Choosing life
Luke 14:25-33
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 16 (Proper 19)
12 September
Grace and mercy
1 Timothy 1:15-16
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 17 (Proper 20)
19 September
Lambs among wolves
Luke 16:1-13
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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St Michael and All Angels
26 September
Victory of Christ over Satan
Revelation 12:7-12
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 19 (Proper 22)
3 October
The LORD has done great things
Psalm 126
Dr Mike Semmler

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Pentecost 20 (Proper 23)
10 October
God at his simplest
2 Kings 5:13-15a
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 21 (Proper 24)
17 October
Wrestling with God
Genesis 32:22-31
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 22 (Proper 25)
24 October
Receiving Jesus
Luke 18:9-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Reformation
31 October
A new covenant
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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All Saints
7 November
God’s seal & pledge
Ephesians 1:13-14
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 25 (Proper 28)
14 November
Hard Heads and Soft Hearts
Malachi 4:1,2a
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Last Sunday of the Church Year (Proper 29)
21 November
In Christ all things hold together
Colossians 1:11-20
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Advent & Christmas

Advent 1
28 November
Prepare for the Son of Man
Isaiah 2:1-5
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent 2
5 December
Turn back to God
Matthew 3:1-12
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Advent 3
12 December
Be patient with each other
Matthew 11:2-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent 4
19 December
A time to be joyous and not silent
Matthew 1:18-25
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Christmas Day
25 December
God the great giver
John 1:1-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Christmas 1
26 December
Escaping tragedy
Matthew 2:13-23
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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