Church Service Videos

 

Message about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As we pray for God's healing in our world and the peace only he can give, we also want to be doing the things he has given us to do.  In light of this, please take a moment to read the attached file containing a message from our synod about the current health crisis and the procedures we have decided to follow in our congregational life.  Of course, only God knows the future, so things can change rapidly in these fluid situations.  Pray that God lead us to be a calming, helpful, positive reflection of his light as we react to what we see around us.  Pastor Foley and the leadership of Star of Bethlehem.

UPDATE: July 2020
Message from our pastor
FROM: Early 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT

WELS — Facing COVID-19 together; A Message from our Synod President
WELS — Facing COVID-19 together; Resources and updates from our Synod

A message from Pastor Foley on March 22, 2020

 

2020/09/27 @ 11:15 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/09/27 — Pentecost 17
2020/09/26 @ 6:55 PM
  • Added service date 2020/09/27 — Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/09/27 — Pentecost 17
2020/09/20 @ 11:15 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/09/20 — Pentecost 16
2020/09/19 @ 5:15 PM
  • Added service date 2020/09/20 — Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/09/20 — Pentecost 16
2020/09/13 @ 11:15 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/09/13 — Pentecost 15
2020/09/12 @ 2:10 PM
  • Added service date 2020/09/13 — Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/09/13 — Pentecost 15
2020/09/06 @ 11:25 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/09/06 — Pentecost 14
2020/09/05 @ 5:40 PM
  • Added service date 2020/09/06 — Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/09/06 — Pentecost 14
2020/08/30 @ 6:30 PM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/08/30 — Pentecost 13
2020/08/29 @ 12:45 PM
  • Added service date 2020/08/30 — Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/08/30 — Pentecost 13
2020/08/16 @ 11:15 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/08/23 — Pentecost 12
2020/08/22 @ 4:45 PM
  • Added service date 2020/08/23 — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/08/23 — Pentecost 12
2020/08/16 @ 11:15 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/08/16 — Pentecost 11
2020/08/15 @ 1:45 PM
  • Added service date 2020/08/16 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/08/16 — Pentecost 11
2020/08/09 @ 11:12 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/08/09 — Pentecost 10
2020/08/08 @ 3:00 PM
  • Added service date 2020/08/09 — Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/08/09 — Pentecost 10
2020/08/02 @ 11:18 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/08/02 — Pentecost 9
2020/08/01 @ 3:00 PM
  • Added service date 2020/08/02 — Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/08/02 — Pentecost 9
  • Added WELS Connection for July 2020 to date 2020/07/26 — Pentecost 8
2020/07/26 @ 11:25 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/07/26 — Pentecost 8
2020/07/25 @ 1:00 PM
  • Added service date 2020/07/26 — Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/07/26 — Pentecost 8
2020/07/19 @ 11:15 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/07/19 — Pentecost 7
2020/07/18 @ 2:00 PM
  • Added service date 2020/07/19 — Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/07/19 — Pentecost 7
2020/07/12 @ 2:05 PM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Service video to service date 2020/07/12 — Pentecost 6
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/07/12 — Pentecost 6
  • Updated top video to the 1920 x 1080 (uploaded) video for service date 2020/07/12 — Pentecost 6
2020/07/11 @ 4:19 PM
  • Added service date 2020/07/12 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/07/12 — Pentecost 6
2020/07/05 @ 11:45 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/07/05 — Pentecost 5
2020/07/04 @ 2:25 PM
  • Added service date 2020/07/05 — Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/07/05 — Pentecost 5
2020/06/28 @ 11:11 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/06/28 — Pentecost 4
2020/06/27 @ 5:48 PM
  • Added service date 2020/06/28 — Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/06/28 — Pentecost 4
2020/06/21 @ 11:30 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/06/21 — Pentecost 3
2020/06/20 @ 2:57 PM
  • Added service date 2020/06/21 — Third Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/06/21 — Pentecost 3
2020/06/14 @ 11:25 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/06/14 — Pentecost 2
2020/06/13 @ 10:30 AM
  • Added service date 2020/06/14 — Second Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/06/14 — Pentecost 2
2020/06/07 @ 11:43 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/06/07 — Pentecost 1
2020/06/08 @ 7:20 AM
  • Removed COVID-19 announement
2020/06/07 @ 5:55 PM
  • Added service date 2020/06/07 — First Sunday after Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/06/07 — Pentecost 1
2020/05/31 @ 11:25 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/05/31 — Pentecost Day
2020/05/30 @ 2:10 PM
  • Added service date 2020/05/31 — The Day of Pentecost
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/05/31 — Pentecost Day
2020/05/24 @ 11:43 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/05/24 — Easter 7
2020/05/23 @ 11:25 AM
  • Added service date 2020/05/24 — Seventh Sunday of Easter
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 video for service date 2020/05/24 — Easter 7
2020/05/17 @ 11:30 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/05/17 — Easter 6
2020/05/16 @ 2:54 PM
  • Updated top video to the 1280 x 720 (testing higher resolution) video for service date 2020/05/17 — Easter 6
2020/05/16 @ 10:37 AM
  • Added service date 2020/05/17 — Sixth Sunday of Easter
  • Updated top video to the 852 x 480 video for service date 2020/05/17 — Easter 6
2020/05/10 @ 11:37 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/05/10 — Easter 5
2020/05/09 @ 2:08 PM
  • Added Offering (Online) to the top menu.
  • Added service date 2020/05/10 — Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • Updated top video to the 852 x 480 video for service date 2020/05/10 — Easter 5
2020/05/07 @ 5:33 PM — Online Offering
  • We added the ability to post church offerings online or through a mobile app. (At this time we're having trouble adding the link to the menu items of this page, so the link it here...) Offering (Online).
  • If you wish to use the mobile app, it is "GivePlus" by Vanco Payment Solutions. The first time it will ask for your church, just search for "Star of Bethlehem Lutheran." There will be multiple, we are the only one in Santa Maria, Zip 93455.
  • Both routes allow you to use a credit/debit card, or pay directly from your bank account. Also, both routes allow for multiple offerings at once as well as recuring payments. If you wish to set up a recuring payment or wish to continue sending in your offering on-line, please create a profile to save your payment information.
2020/05/03 @ 11:35 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/05/03 — Easter 4
2020/05/02 @ 1:40 PM
  • Added service date 2020/05/03 — Fourth Sunday of Easter
  • Updated top video to the 852 x 480 video for service date 2020/05/03 — Easter 4
  • Added WELS Connection for April 2020 to service date 2020/04/26 — Easter 3
2020/04/26 @ 7:03 PM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/04/26 — Easter 3
2020/04/26 @ 7:03 PM
  • Added service date 2020/04/26 — Third Sunday of Easter
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2020/04/18 @ 1:27 PM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/04/19 — Easter 2
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/04/19 — Easter 2
2020/04/18 @ 1:27 PM
  • Added service date 2020/04/19 — Second Sunday of Easter
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2020/04/12 @ 7:26 PM
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/04/12 — Easter
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/04/10 — Good Friday
2020/04/12 @ 11:25 AM
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/04/09 — Maundy Thursday
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/04/05 — Palm Sunday
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/04/01 — Mid-Week 6
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/03/29 — Lent 5
  • Added sermon text to service date 2020/03/25 — Mid-Week 5
  • Added 1920 x 1080 Sermon video to service date 2020/04/12 — Easter
2020/04/11 @ 11:32 AM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 video to service date 2020/04/09 — Good Friday
  • Updated top video to the 852 x 480 video for service date 2020/04/12 — Easter
2020/04/10 @ 11:47 AM
  • Updated top video to the 852 x 480 video for service date 2020/04/10 — Good Friday
  • Added 1920 x 1080 video to service date 2020/04/09 — Maundy Thursday
2020/04/07 @ 12:37 PM
  • Added service date 2020/04/12 — Easter Sunday
  • Added tab "Easter"
2020/04/07 @ 12:37 PM
  • Moved service dates 2020/04/05 - 2020/04/10 — TO: "Holy Week" tab
  • Added tab "Holy Week"
2020/04/06 @ 12:45 PM
  • Added service date 2020/04/10 — Good Friday
  • Added service date 2020/04/09 — Maundy Thursday
  • Updated top video to the 852 x 480 video for service date 2020/04/09 — Maundy Thursday
2020/04/06 @ 12:23 PM
  • Added 1920 x 1080 video to service date 2020/04/01 — Palm Sunday
  • Added 1920 x 1080 video to service date 2020/04/05 — Midweek Lent
Pastor Mike Foley
Genesis 50:15-21
Matthew 18:21-35
Galatians 2:11-21
God tells his Church to model our forgiveness on his: a boundless, free, and loving forgiveness based on the sacrifice of Christ. How could our sinful hearts ever forgive like that? The Prayer of the Day asks that the mercy and grace of God precede us and follow after us, that we might love God with undivided hearts.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 13:1-10
Matthew 18:15-20
Ezekiel 33:7-11
The Church fulfills her role as her brother’s keeper. The keys of the kingdom have been placed in our hands. It is our privilege and responsibility to bind and to loose — to carry out the task Christ has appointed us to on his behalf. We reach out with Law and Gospel for the sake of those whom Jesus redeemed.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Jeremiah 15:15-21
Matthew 16:21-26
Romans 12:1-8
In the struggles of daily life, we can be tempted to question God or join in with the world or give up the fight. By means of contrition and repentance the Christian is renewed for service in the kingdom of God. Such service is our spiritual worship.
Bulletin
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Exodus 6:2-8
Romans 11:33-36
Matthew 16:13-20
The Gospel of Christ calls people from all nations and races to be part of the communion of saints, the holy Christian Church.
Bulletin
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Romans 11:13-15, 28-32
Matthew 15:21-28
Theme of the day: The Gospel of Christ calls people from all nations and races to be part of the communion of saints, the holy Christian Church.

   
Pastor Mike Foley
1 Kings 19:9-18
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:22-33
The promises of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort our distressed hearts, calm our doubts and fears, and strengthen us in the sure hope of life everlasting.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 55:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21
Romans 8:35-39
God’s people trust in him to provide. God reveals his mighty power chiefly in showing mercy and kindness. God feeds hungry mouths and hungry souls with his gifts of grace. When we bring our problems to Jesus, he richly supplies all we need.
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Pastor Mike Foley
1 Kings 3:5-12
1 Timothy 6:17-21
Matthew 13:44-52
The Christian seeks spiritual wealth. Our lessons today show people who have come into great wealth, but still this earthly wealth only serves to illustrate where true treasure lies. Today we see that true, spiritual wealth can only be found in God and his eternal blessings for us in Christ.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 8:26-27
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Joel 3:12-16
Only God can truly judge anyone. And he does. And he will. In the final judgment, he will judge the world with justice, taking to heaven all who believe and condemning forever all who reject.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 55:10-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Romans 8:18-25
By means of his holy Word, God sows faith in our hearts and strengthens it. May we always gladly listen to this saving Word!
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WELS Connection - July 2020 from WELS on Vimeo.
While Congregation Mission Offerings provide foundational support for the ministerial education schools, the WELS Endowment for Student Financial Assistance provides tuition help to students at all four ministerial education schools: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Martin Luther College, Luther Preparatory School, and Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Learn how students appreciate and are impacted by this source of funding in this month’s edition of WELS Connection.
Pastor Mike Foley; Elders: Jim, Moris and Terry
Exodus 33:12-23
Romans 7:15-25
Matthew 11:25-30
Jesus is the only rest for our sin-burdened souls!
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 6:1-11
Matthew 10:34-42
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Our fellowship with Christ severs our fellowship with evil. Our peace in Christ will cause division and strife with those who still cling to their fellowship with evil.
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I appologize, the streaming connection is down....I am recording the service locally and will post it as soon as the service is over. (Our upload speed is currently less than 1/3 the minimum needed for streaming...and requiring more than 2.5 times the actual video time to upload. We hope to have this issue rectified by next Sunday)
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Acts 23:1-11
Matthew 10:24-31
Christians must expect persecution for Jesus’ sake. Nevertheless, we are sustained by the Word of our God. His gospel makes us bold to confess him before the world. Only the perfect life and death of our Savior make us willing and able to make the confession and live the life of his people.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 5:6-11
Matthew 9:35-10:8
Exodus 19:2-8
In revealing his saving work for us in Christ, God moves us to obey him and declare his praises before the world. Making you his people makes you want to and able to act like it.
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WELS Connection - June 2020 from WELS on Vimeo.
Not everyone can travel to a disaster site to pitch in, but WELS Christian Aid and Relief represents all of us . . . by organizing volunteers, helping provide for basic needs, and assisting individuals in extraordinary situations. All this work follows from Jesus’ simple command to love our neighbor. Learn more about its work this month.
Pastor Mike Foley
Exodus 3:1-15
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Matthew 9:9-13
God desires mercy, not sacrifice. Only his mercy can explain his calling of us to be his people. We then practice God-pleasing mercy when we see our own lost condition and rejoice that the Son of God has condescended to suffer for our salvation. That makes us want to reach others with God’s amazing mercy and grace.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 3:21-25, 27, 28
Matthew 7:15-29
1 Kings 22:10-28
God is serious about his holy Word. It is his power for salvation. It gives us life. Therefore he doesn’t want anyone adding anything to it or subtracting anything from it. It may be difficult to stand against those attacking his Word, but it is always worth it.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Genesis 1:1-2:3
2 Corinthians 13:11-14
Matthew 28:16-20
The mystery of the Holy Trinity is beyond our comprehension. Yet it is proclaimed in Scripture and believed by Spirit-wrought hearts of faith. We believe in the one true God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Triune God is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. Lose this doctrine, and you lose it all.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 2:1-21
John 16:5-11
Joel 2:28-32
The fifty days have passed and the promised Holy Spirit is poured out upon the Bride of Christ. The once-hidden gospel is no longer the possession of a chosen few. For the Spirit enables the message of salvation to enflame hearts for bearing witness to the ends of the earth.
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WELS Connection - May 2020 from WELS on Vimeo.
This edition of WELS Connection focuses on the important work of the Mission for the Visually Impaired. Part of WELS Special Ministries, this organization produces devotional and other materials in braille, large print, and digital files and distributes them free of charge throughout the world. See how its work can impact WELS members and non-members alike.
Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 17:22-31
John 14:15-21
1 Peter 3:15-22
The love of God who lives in us leads to a life of obedience. Jesus’ promise of another Counselor is a loaded one: the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to do what Jesus asks. Today’s lessons teach that love for our risen Lord means obedience to his commands. Only Jesus’ promises make that possible.
Bulletin
I apologize, the live version of the service has a couple of errors throughout it. One that I was able to fix for the sermon re-post was the pastor's microphone died early on during the sermon and I didn't notice it for 5 minutes. I mixed in the auxiliary microphone for the re-post though so there is no loss of audio for the sermon video. The other error was the hymn slides after the sermon were not capturing correctly...I fixed it part way through the hymn prior to the offering, but I have no plans of reposting the service to include those slides I'm afraid.
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 1:1-14
1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11
John 17:1-11
Live in eager expectation of glory! That glory is not dimmed by earthly suffering; rather, such suffering reminds us of the glory that awaits us. First the cross; then the crown. Our light and momentary troubles cannot mute the joy of living in eager expectation of glory. Our Savior, who can’t go back on his word, promises the Spirit and his own return to bring us into glory forever.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 17:1-12
1 Peter 2:4-10
John 14:1-6
I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. Christ’s message is so exclusive that it rejects all others. He doesn’t say, “I show you the way,” or “I have the truth,” or “I lead to life,” but “I AM the Way, the Truth, the Life.” The exclusivity of salvation resting in the person of Jesus Christ is a rock against which the unbelieving world crushes itself, but upon which God build his Church.
Bulletin
 
I forgot to start the recording for the sermon until after the reading was complete. If you wish to hear the reading along with the sermon itself, please watch the video above which is the archived version of the live service. The sermon reading begins at around 23 minutes 13 seconds in.
 
Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a,51-60
1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10
On “Good Shepherd Sunday” our attention is fixed on Jesus the Good Shepherd of the sheep. His care and concern are recognized by those whom he has called as his sheep. Even in suffering, his sheep know his care for them and follow him.
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Pastor Mike Foley
1 Peter 1:17-21
Luke 24:13-35
Acts 2:14a,36-47
The certain hope of eternal life with God is founded on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God had carried this hope in his Word through the ages. How did the disciples fail to anticipate the resurrection? How did the people of his day fail to see the Messiah God had promised? They let their wants and cultural expectations color their view of Scripture, and hope was lost. But God restored hope by raising Jesus and pointing his people back to his promises.
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WELS Connection - April 2020 from WELS on Vimeo.
For more than 150 years, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., has been training men to be pastors, professors, and missionaries around the world. In this edition of WELS Connection, discover more about the school’s overall ministry and its vision of service to the Lord and his people.
Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 2:14a,22-32
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
In the face of doubt, Christ gives us proof and peace. To the doubting disciples, he gave certain proof that led to certain peace. Through his Word and sacraments, Jesus gives the same proof to all people. “Peace be with you,” said our Lord. Then he sent his people forth with this message of peace based on the proof of his resurrection.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Jonah 2:2-9
Colossians 3:1-4
Matthew 28:1-10
On this most holy of days, we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Connected by grace, through faith, to our risen Lord, we rejoice in the victory of the resurrection and in full confidence of our own resurrection from the dead.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Luke 23:46
 
Darkness descended on the world that day as God draped Creation in the darkness of mourning. For the Light of the world was flickering out. Though guiltless, he was tortured and cursed; though innocent, he died among criminals. Who could ever call this day “good?” Only those who know the truth of the cross: “Sing my tongue the glorious battle; sing the ending of the fray. Now above the cross, the trophy, sound the loud triumphant lay. Tell how Christ, the world’s Redeemer, as a victim won the day.”
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Pastor Mike Foley
Exodus 12:1-14
John 13:1-15,34
1 Corinthians 11:23-28
Christ shows us the full extent of God’s love for us. The Church calls this day Maundy because of Jesus’ “new” command in the Gospel lesson that his followers love one another (it is the dies mandate). Christ shows the full extent of his love in service and in sacrifice. He loves us more than life and feeds us his body and blood to prove it. Reconciled to God, we then follow his command to love one another.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 21:1-11
Zechariah 9:9,10
Hail the King who humbly comes to save us! For 1700 years the Church has celebrated this festival that opens Holy Week. The time for Christ’s glory had come. He would not, however, gain glory in the manner of other kings. Rather, he would humble himself in great acts of love for us, and then the Father would exalt him to the highest, because he had fulfilled God’s saving mission.
Bulletin 
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Psalm 2
Mark 15:37-39
 
“Truly this man was the Son of God!”
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Pastor Mike Foley
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Romans 8:11-19
John 11:1-6,17-27
Jesus will raise us from death to life. The crown jewel of the coming kingdom is the resurrection of the dead. One day, Jesus will defeat the last enemy and life will reign in our new Eden with God. On our Lenten walk to Calvary, the Church sees the Savior who came face to face with death and defeated it. God help us remember that Jesus, the Life, has made us heirs of eternal life.
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WELS Connection - March 2020 from WELS on Vimeo.

OUTREACH CAMPS

Many WELS congregations use kids summer Bible camps to build bridges to the gospel in their communities. In this edition of WELS Connection, see how Bethlehem Lutheran Church, a home mission in Richland Center, Wis., used a STEM camp to connect with young families in its neighborhood.
Pastor Mike Foley
Mark 15:6-15
 
 
“There was one named Barabbas, who was imprisoned with the rebels and had committed murder in the rebellion…”
Bulletin 
The microphone battery went out during the service and I had no other mic active for such a circumstance...I have since added a backup microphone just in case, but unfortunately nothing can be done about this service. Sorry for the inconvenience.
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 8:1-10
Matthew 20:17-28
Hosea 5:15-6:6
Jesus calls us from sinful selfishness to selfless service. Selfishness puts self before all and leads to pride and envy. Repentance, however, means despairing of self, trusting in Christ, and leading lives of selfless service modeled after our Savior, who came to serve and give his life as a ransom.
Bulletin 
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Matthew 27:19
 
 
"Have nothing to do with that righteous man..."
Bulletin 
 
Previously I uploaded the "Service (1920 x 1080)" Recording with no sound...that issue has now been rectified. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 42:14-21
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-7,13-17,34-39
The light of the world brings sight to the blind and judgment to the blinded. We were born in the blindness of sin, but Christ came to shine his light into our darkened eyes so that we might see him and live. He gives gracious sight to the blind who trust in him; he gives blinding judgment on those who reject him; finally, he displays the work of God in the lives of those who walk in his light.
Bulletin 
 
Previously I uploaded the "Service (1920 x 1080)" Recording with no sound...that issue has now been rectified. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
Pastor Mike Foley
Luke 22:54-62
 
 
“Then Peter remembered the Lord’s word…”
Bulletin 
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Genesis 12:1-8
Romans 4:1-5,13-17
John 4:4-26
The gift of God comes by faith. Not a holy life or acts of obedience, but simple trust in the promise of God brings the gift of living water for thirsty souls. Abraham believed God’s promise. He had faith in God who justifies the wicked, and God credited it to him as righteousness. By this same faith, Christ gives righteousness to all who believe.
Bulletin
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Luke 22:47,48
 
 
“Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Bulletin 
   
Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11
Genesis 2:7-9,15-17; 3:1-7
The Son of God goes forth to war and defeats the devil for us. The Prayer of the Day sets the tone for Sunday: the ancient foe warred on mankind in the garden, but God promised to send a champion to battle on our behalf. The Second Adam came to do what the first could not, and in the desert the battle was joined. But for us fights the valiant one … he holds the field forever.
Bulletin
   
Pastor Mike Foley
2 Corinthians 7:8-13
Luke 18:9-14
Leviticus 4:1-3,22,27-31; 6:2-7
Return to the Lord! Ash Wednesday calls us to a forty-day journey of repentance and renewal. Recognition of our sin leads us to cry out for mercy and trust in God’s promised forgiveness. Return to the Lord for he is gracious! Having obtained his pardon, we seek a renewal of faith and life that we might live as baptized children of God.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Exodus 24:12,15-18
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9
Jesus appears in glory as the Son of God. Before he suffers as man’s substitute, Jesus gives his Church a glimpse of the glory that he set aside to be our Savior. See how he loves us! The Majestic Glory became a man to suffer and die for us, just as Moses and the Prophets had foretold. How good to be here!
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Pastor Mike Foley
2 Samuel 11:1-17,26-27
Matthew 5:21-37
1 Corinthians 2:6-13
The Savior’s Sermon: Live a holy life! Jesus came to free us from sin. His Word today reminds us just how holy our God is, and the dire warnings remind us just how holy he wants us to be. After examining our lives, we must despair, but we are reminded to flee to Christ who has the words of life. So we ask to be given the grace both to know and do what pleases him.
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Pastor Mike Foley
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Matthew 5:13-20
Joshua 24:14-24
Let your light shine! Jesus tells us: You are … so be. You are the light of the world, so be light for the earth. You are the salt of the earth, so be salt for it. Our calling as children of God means our lives will reflect our new status, and the world around us will be blessed by us.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Micah 6:1-8
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Matthew 5:1-12
The Savior’s Sermon: Trust in God’s strength! The Beatitudes are hard for us to swallow. Jesus seems to be espousing a Christianity imbued with fatalism at best or defeatism at worst. Look closer, however, and see what he says. The weaker you are, the stronger God is in your life. The weaker you are now, the more ready you are to trust in a future reward. Trust God’s grace and you will find many reasons to trust his strength.
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Pastor Mike Foley
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Matthew 4:12-23
Isaiah 8:19-9:2
Jesus appears as the light that shines in the darkness. Dark places remain covered in the shadow of sin and unbelief. Now there are, however, bright places, too, and there you find God’s children. Jesus shines his light by preaching repentance and the good news of the coming kingdom, and he invites us to follow to a new life illumined by him.
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Pastor Mike Foley
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-41
Isaiah 49:1-6
Jesus appears as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. This Lamb would take away the sins of the world and bring both Israel and the Gentile nations into the kingdom of God. The hearts that see this Savior in faith cannot help but take news of this salvation to the ends of the earth.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Acts 10:34-38
Matthew 3:13-17
Isaiah 42:1-7
The long-expected Christ has arrived; the waiting is over as the Son of David is anointed. The Father’s approval sounds from heaven and book-ends the season of Epiphany, when with the Holy Spirit and with power it thunders again on the Mount of Transfiguration as the Son is revealed in glory.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18
John 1:14-18
Genesis 16:1-16
The Incarnation reveals the unseen God to the eyes of the faithful. The light of Christ illuminates hearts and eyes once darkened by sin (prayer of the day), and the whole world sees the salvation of our unseen God made visible in our flesh-and-blood Savior (verse of the day).
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Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 63:7-9
Galatians 4:4-7
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
The Son of God came into this world to serve as our Substitute under the law of God. As our brother in humanity, Christ did what we cannot — he perfectly kept that law of God, and he freed us from the guilt and power of sin.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Hebrews 1:1-9
John 1:1-14
Isaiah 60:1-6
God’s Word for us this day raises us up above the cute and the trite and the trivial; for so many people that is all that Christmas is about. But there is nothing trite or trivial in what has happened today: The deepest lowliness is but the mask for the greatest glory, the glory of him who came to be our Savior!

 

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Pastor Mike Foley
Genesis 3:8-15
Genesis 22:15-18
Isaiah 7:10-14
Isaiah 11:1-5
Luke 1:26-37
Luke 2:1-7
Luke 2:8-20
Matthew 2:1-12
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:13,14
 
 
“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Just as Mary, on the very first Christmas, we too meditate on the mystery of Christmas. Christ was born in order to live, die and rise from the grave for us! The Word became flesh and through faith we see his glory! Glory to God in the highest!
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Pastor Mike Foley
Lucas 2:1-3
Lucas 2:4-5
Lucas 2:6-7
Lucas 2:8-20
1 Juan 4:9,10
 
The celebration has been a tradition in Mexico for 400 years, and started in 1586. Many Mexican holidays include dramatizations of original events, a tradition which has its roots in the ritual of Bible plays used to teach religious doctrine to a largely illiterate population in Europe as early as the 10th and 11th centuries.

While its roots are in Catholicism, even Protestant Latinos follow the tradition.

Our service starts outside and later enters into our church sanctuary. The service is performed in both Spanish and English.

Unfortunately, the only portion of this service we are currently able to record is within the walls of the church. Please join us here in person for the full experience.

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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25
Isaiah 7:10-14
What’s the best way to prepare for his coming? It’s not with frantic doing. It’s not with a focus on what we have done or promise to do. It’s not with how we will pay back what he comes to bring. The best preparation for Christmas is a readiness to receive.
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Pastor Mike Foley
James 5:7-11
Matthew 11:2-11
Job 1:6-22
In this season of Advent (Coming) we focus on the three “comings” of Christ: his coming into this world as a baby to put himself in our place and to pay for our sins, his coming in glory at the last day to take us into the full enjoyment of our salvation, and his coming into our hearts through the power of his word which gives us faith and makes that salvation our own. And that leads us to REJOICE...
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12
Daniel 4:19-37
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near! The Forerunner prepares for the coming Christ by preaching repentance that brings renewal of life. The Root of Jesse will come in swift judgment on the unrepentant but in mercy and grace for God’s people. His coming will end the wickedness of the world and usher in a new age restored to the perfection with which God made it.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Isaiah 51:1-6
1 Peter 1:22–25
Luke 13:6–9
Deuteronomy 33:26-29
 
 
There is a time for everything. This evening is the time to reflect on the year past and the forgiveness our Lord has given us. It is also a time for looking at the year ahead and the peace God gives us here and on into eternal life.
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Pastor Mike Foley
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:37-44
Isaiah 2:1-5
Keep watch! The unexpectedness of Christ’s coming doesn’t change its certainty. We know he is coming with judgment on the unbelieving world and grace and rescue for his people. We are filled with hope, with love, and with light. With anticipation in our hearts, we long for the fulfillment. “Come, Lord Jesus! Amen!”
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