We believe passionately that God has given us a mission: to draw others to know and experience in their lives the love of God in Christ. Sharing this “Good News” is at the center of our call and our life. In our chapels and retreat houses, and our online teachings, we hope to offer a still point in the midst of the chaos of contemporary life. We hope that as you explore these pages, you’ll find “Good News” that will help you live authentically, responsive to God’s call of love.

What Do You See – Br. James Koester

Feb 3, 2009

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/2009/020309_jk.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the reasons why I like going to church, is that I love to people watch. I like to watch people as they come in and find a place. I like to see where people sit, and how some people always sit in the same…

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The Knowledge of God – Br. Paul Wessinger

Feb 1, 2009

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/2009/020109_pw.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS This sermon is available only in audio format. Support SSJE Please support the Brothers work. The brothers of SSJE rely on the inspired kindness of friends to sustain our life and our work. We are grateful for the prayers and support provided to…

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Who do you say that I am – Br. James Koester

Jan 20, 2009

There are defining moments in the life of every nation; a moment that shapes the life of a people for generations to come. When I think of this county, I think of the American Revolution, the Civil War, the struggle for civil rights, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., as…

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The Baptism of Jesus – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jan 11, 2009

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/2009/011109_cga.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Mark 1:4-11 Delivered by Br. David Vryhof. We hear that John and Jesus meet up with one another along the Jordan river.  This must have been shocking for both of them.  John and Jesus are cousins, and both of them are now about…

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Wise – Br. Mark Brown

Jan 4, 2009

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/2009/010409_mb.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Jer. 31:7-14/ Psalm 84:1-8/ Eph. 1:3-6, 15-19a/ Luke 2:41-52 Paul calls Jesus the “wisdom of God” [1 Cor. 1:24].  And Jesus seems to refer to himself as “wisdom”—“wisdom is vindicated by her deeds”[Mt. 11:19]—somewhat obscurely, with a little gender-bending.  And today we see…

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Saint John the Evangelist, the Beloved Disciple – Br. Curtis Almquist

Dec 30, 2008

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/123008_cga.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light, that we, being illumined by the teaching of your evangelist John the Beloved, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of…

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Incarnation – Br. Eldridge Pendleton

Dec 28, 2008

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/122808_ehp.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Isaiah 61: 10-62: 3 Hebrews 1: 1-12 John 1:1-18 Several hundred years after the foundation of Christianity, while the new religion was still concentrated in the eastern Mediterranean but spreading rapidly over Europe, north Africa and the middle east, controversy broke out in…

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Sensing God – Br. James Koester

Dec 25, 2008

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/122508_jk.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS This sermon is available only in audio format. Support SSJE Please support the Brothers work. The brothers of SSJE rely on the inspired kindness of friends to sustain our life and our work. We are grateful for the prayers and support provided to…

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The Christmas Gift – Br. Curtis Almquist

Dec 24, 2008

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/122408_cga.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Luke 2:1-20 This evening, during the serving of Holy Communion, we will be invited to sing the very familiar, “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!” The words of this hymn were penned by the great Boston preacher, Phillips…

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St. Thomas the Apostle – Br. David Vryhof

Dec 23, 2008

http://ssje.org/sermons/wp-content/audio/122308_dv.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS John 20:24-29 Have you ever had the experience of taking a photograph of someone, and finding the result rather disappointing?  Not necessarily because the person you photo­graph is out of focus; not because the color is funny; not even because the composition is…

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