Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 20:12 &15 for Septuagesima on February 5, 2023. St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our congregation who are unable to gather with us due to illness, work, etc. This resource is not intended to discourage anyone from gathering … Continue reading Made Equal Sermon
Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 20:12 &15 for Septuagesima on February 5, 2023.
St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our congregation who are unable to gather with us due to illness, work, etc. This resource is not intended to discourage anyone from gathering in person around God’s Word and Sacraments. Matthew 18:20 and Hebrews 10:25 make it clear that God’s Divine Service is meant to be experienced physically with other Christians.
We give thanks to God that these sermons are a blessing to you and pray that if you’re in Humboldt County, you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM as God wills. (See the map below for directions.) If you’re not within driving distance of Ferndale CA, we encourage you to use the Church Locator at LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.
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About our Denomination
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is a Bible-based, mission-oriented, confessional Christian denomination.
Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,100 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America.
For more information about the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod please visit lcms.org.
What We Believe
Simply stated, we at St mark believe, teach, and confess that salvation is in Christ alone, by grace, through faith alone, based on Scripture alone.
Scripture Alone: the belief that the Holy Bible is the sole authority over the faith and life of the Christian Church. (Matthew 22:29; John 17:17; Acts 17:11)
Grace Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is—from beginning to end—completely by God’s grace apart from any good works of man. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Faith Alone: the teaching of the Bible that only faith can receive the freely-given gifts of God’s grace. (Romans 3:28)
Christ Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is to be found in Christ Jesus and no other. (John 14:6)
For a summary of what we at St Mark Lutheran Church believe about certain subjects, visit the pages below.
For eight months, Pastor Bramwell contributed a Community Comment on KINS 106.3. The station chose to remove him from the Community Comment panel of contributors after his April comment.
Many Ferndalers appreciated Pastor’s comments. He still offers cultural commentary drawn from the Christian worldview, only now they are produced in-house in St. Mark’s very own Winged Lion Studio. You can find them here under KNCL: Canceled Christian Comments.
History of St Mark Lutheran Church of Ferndale
St. Mark is the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s mother church in the northern region of California (from Sonoma County to the Oregon border). The first Missouri Synod missionary arrived in Ferndale in 1893 in response to the request of Old Trinity Lutherans who had relocated from St. Louis, MO. The congregation was officially organized on April 26, 1906, making it one of the Missouri Synod’s oldest parishes in California.