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Sundays - 9:00a

Mondays - 7:00p  


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Sundays - 10:45a


Wednesdays - 8:30a

ISM Scholarship *APPLY NOW!*

The International Student Ministry (ISM) of Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is offering a scholarship opportunity:

Two (2) $300 scholarships will be made available to LCMS undergraduate students attending UW-Milwaukee, Concordia University Wisconsin OR other Milwaukee area college or university in the fall of 2015.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity to learn about and volunteer in Christian outreach efforts to those from other lands (see ISM Scholarship application for more details).

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity at

Luther Memorial Chapel, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Genesis 2:7-17; Rom. 6:19-23; St. Mark 8:1-9

Rev. Ben Hertel 


In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


To you all who are beloved of God in Shorewood, called as saints:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Who speaks to you all today, saying,

“I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat.”


How fortunate for those people back then! How wonderful a miracle to behold, having had nothing to eat for three days, then to be fed by only 7 loaves of bread and a few fish. What I wouldn’t give to not have to pay my own grocery bill each week. I would give much more in order that God would enact this miracle today, in front of me.


Yet, everyone continues to try and convince me that there are miracles every day. That I just have to look hard enough, and I too, can experience the miraculous power of God, just like those 4000 did on a hill in Galilee.


However the miracles they bring to my attention are everyday things that happen to everyone else, as well. To be sure, it is a great miracle that God looks after me and daily and richly supplies me with all that I need to support this body and life, but what about my enemy? What about God’s enemies? Why are they also well fed and cared for?


The curse of the Law is written on more than just your hearts. It is etched into your bones and scratched into all of creation. You get hungry. You starve unless you don’t eat. This is a law as well. You must eat to survive. 


Jesus could have done a lot better with this miracle. He could have made it ongoing. Each generation could be fed with the amount of food produced by this miracle. Starving children in China would be a thing of the past. World hunger would finally be eradicated and UNICEF be put out of business.


Fourth Sunday After Trinity Sunday

Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Sunday, June 19, 2016
TEXT: Romans 8:18-27
Pastor Chad E. Hoover

To you who are loved by God and called saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

About 13 or 14 year ago, the vicar at here at Luther Memorial Chapel posted Romans 8:18 on the bulletin board in his office: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us"

This is not in any way a warning to Vicar Jennings on the kind of year he can expect. Vicarage was hard. I barely got paid. My wife and I were parents to one year old with another on the way. That was a difficult pregnancy for Andrea, she ended up spending a lot of time on bed rest and in the hospital. It was a difficult year. We all go through experiences like that though.

But when does it get better? Because God does promise us glory! When do we leave all the pain and suffering and hardship behind? When did my family and I experience that glory God promised to reveal to us. Was it when we moved back to Fort Wayne to complete my Seminary training? No. There were still hardships. Was it when I received my first call to serve Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Michi- gan? No, there were many trials there. Was it when our third child was born? Our fourth? No. Was it my second call to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kalkaska, Michigan? No Was it my current call to Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne? No


There have blessings all along the way. There have been glimpses on God’s glory, but the sufferings of living life in a sinful world have never gone away, nor will they ever until the Lord returns or until we go to be with Him. At that time, the glory of God will be revealed to us in all its fullness and the sufferings will be all but forgotten.


TEXT: MATTHEW 5:17-26; ROM. 6:1-22; EXODUS 20:1-17
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

To all those at Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Dear hearers of the Word made flesh:

In this highly driven, hyper connected, media-mad world, God help you to relax. In this hostile-to-the-Gospel age God give you times of calm and rest. Amid fast-paced demands - unrealistic expectations even from yourself - God help you to relax. To relax from mental and physical and emotional demands – to rest and be refreshed is no sin. In fact, it is God’s will for you for God blessed the Sabbath Day and made it holy. Good and proper rest is becoming less common in our age. At the same time harmful relaxing is becoming quite common.

Whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven…We know Satan attacks the preaching of the Gospel. He leads away from preaching Christ-crucified and the forgiving gifts of our Lord. He tempts hearts to see Christianity as living or feeling a certain way – thus obscuring the Gospel. His ultimate target is to cover over the Gospel tempting those claiming to be Christian to think they can compare and conquer by keeping the law. But his tactics against the Gospel include not only seeking to replace it with the law but also relaxing the law so that there is no hunger and thirst for the Gospel.

Surely the wide-spread relaxing of God’s law in America today – is one major reason for the decline in those confessing Christ. In China, and Africa and India – there is growth in confessing Christ often in face of persecution. But it is no secret that in America the number of those confessing Christ is declining. This is not unrelated to the relaxing of God’s law and disdain for God’s wrath.


LUKE 8:26-39; GALATIANS 3:23-47; ISAIAH 65:1-9
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

Dear members of Our Savior – dear guests – dear Pastor Henrichs, Rachel, Caleb, Mary;  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever (Galatians 1:3-4).  Amen.

Dear hearers of the Word made flesh; Jesus comes!  Always one with the Father and the Holy Spirit, He comes!  As God’s “yes” to every promise (2 Cor. 1:20) as fulfiller of the law and the prophets He comes! (Luke 24)  With rest and refreshment for burdened souls (Matt. 11:28-30) He comes!  The reason His Church gathers together in worship each week is because Jesus comes!  The reason a seminary candidate was called and ordained and installed to serve Zion Lutheran Church in Avon, South Dakota twenty years ago on the fifth Sunday after Pentecost is because Jesus comes.  The reason Our Savior, White Fish Bay called Pastor Henrichs to serve them over a decade ago is because Jesus comes to His gathered people. 

Risen from the grave He comes to you each week through the proclamation of His Word – through the speaking of Christ (Rom. 10:17).  He comes among His gathered people each week serving them with holy food – His very body – His very blood – to forgive and heal and strengthen them.  The healing He provides each of you is not disconnected from the healing He bestowed upon the man in the country of the Gerasenes.


Worship with Us!

Divine Service
Sundays @ 9:00am
Mondays @ 7:00pm

Bible Study
& Sunday School
Sundays @ 10:30am
Morning Prayer (Matins)
Wednesdays @ 8:30am