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Romans 15:5

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Recent Sermons & Services

In the event you would like to revisit or on the unfortunate chance you may have missed one, we offer audio below featuring recent worship service audio as well as audio highlighting past Sermons and Performances held here at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton, IL.

Please use each widget below to stream audio directly from your browser or choose the download link to save an MP3 to your computer or device for later listening. Occasionally, Video is used during the course of our worship service and in such cases, we make every effort to include it in the listings below.

Recent Worship Services

Recent Sermons

View Additional Copyright InformationSermon: St. Matthews Chrismons
By Pastor Scott Schmidt, Sunday, December 10th, 2017, Second Sunday of Advent

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Theme & Focus:
The Advent season helps us prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas and the return of Jesus someday. Symbols like the Nativity help us celebrate the first Advent, and ancient symbols like Chrismons help us focus on the second Advent to come.

View Additional Copyright InformationSermon: Beware, keep alert . . . like a nosy neighbor
By Pastor Scott Schmidt, Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, First Sunday in Advent

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Theme & Focus:
Jesus said, “Beware, keep alert...be on the watch...for you do not know when the master of the house will come...and what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.” (“The Nosy Neighbor” in Speaking in Stories ©1982 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission under License #SAS027824)

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“The Nosy Neighbor” in Speaking in Stories ©1982 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission under License #SAS027824

View Additional Copyright InformationSermon: What You Have Done for the Least
By Pastor Scott Schmidt, Sunday, November 26th, 2017, Christ the King Sunday

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Theme & Focus:
“What You Have Done for the Least” by Leo Tolstoy as adapted by William R. White in Stories for Telling, ©1986 Augsburg Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS027924.

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“What You Have Done for the Least” by Leo Tolstoy as adapted by William R. White in Stories for Telling, ©1986 Augsburg Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS027924.

View Additional Copyright InformationSermon: Our Gift from God
By Pastor Scott Schmidt, Sunday, November 19th, 2017, Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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Theme & Focus:
We are called to share (not hoard for ourselves) all of our God given gifts, especially our gift of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

View Additional Copyright InformationSermon: Keep Your Lamps Lit
By Pastor Scott Schmidt, Sunday, November 12th, 2017, Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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Theme & Focus:
The Holy Spirit fills our earthly lamps with God’s oil of grace. God offers each of us that grace, offering up Jesus to die for you on the cross. Then, we each in turn are called to daily keep our lamps full of that grace letting our light shine in this life for others.

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