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Sermons:

2017
A Sermon in three parts for a Service of the Two Martins by the Rev. H. Julian Gordy, bishop, ELCA Southeastern Synod, given on January 15, 2017 at St. John's, Atlanta, GA.

2016

Re-forming our Hearts by the Rev. Dr. Ruth E. Hamilton, pastor, St. Lutke, Atlanta, GA, given on Reformation Day, October 30, 2016.

A Homily for a Service of Prayer and Remembrance by the Rev. H. Julian Gordy, bishop, ELCA Southeastern Synod, given on June 15, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN in the aftermath of the massacre in Orlando, FL.  

Faith Lessons from a Foreigner by the Rev. Ronald S. Bonner, pastor, Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Atlanta, GA, given on May 29, 2016 at the 2016 Southeastern Synod Assembly, Birmingham, AL.

It's All Grace - A Sermon of Commemoration of the Reformation by the Rev. H. Julian Gordy, bishop, ELCA Southeastern Synod, given on May 28, 2016 at the 2016 Southeastern Synod Assembly, Birmingham, AL

We are Lutheran by the Rev. Katherine Museus, associate pastor, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN, given on May 27, 2016 at the 2016 Southeastern Synod Assembly, Birmingham, AL.

2015

Reflections written by the Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith, bishop, North Carolina Synod - ELCA on September 29, 2015. Bishop Smith served as Senior Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, GA before being elected in May of this year. 

Redeeming Waters by the Rev. Dr. P. Morgan Gordy, pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN given on September 20, 2015 at the Women of  the ELCA Convention, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, GA.

Pentecost Day by Ms. Katherine Museus at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN, May 24, 2015.

The Other Target by the Rev. Stephen G. Marsh, Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison, WI, given on January 18, 2015 at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Commemoration Sermon at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Johns Creek, GA.

2014

Reformation Day Sermon at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Ooltewah, TN by Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Roman Catholic Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, PA given on October 31, 2014.

Reformation 2014 by the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Lippard, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN, given on October 26, 2014.

Reformation Day Sermon at Emory by the Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, GA, given on October 21, 2014.

A Future Not Our Own by Bishop H. Julian Gordy, given on June 1, 2014 at the Sunday morning worship service of the 2014 Southeastern Synod Assembly.

Listening to Noah by the Rev. Richard H. Graham, Bishop, ELCA Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, given on April 8, 2014.

Restoration Business by Bishop H. Julian Gordy, given on February 28 at the 2014 Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

2013

Always Being Made New by Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, given on May 31 at the 2013 Synod Assembly in Chattanooga, TN.

Laura Shally's Ordination by the Rev. Joe Nilsen, given on February 16, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade, TN. 

For Water to Become Wine by the Rev. John Tirro, given on January 20, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN. 2 Epiphany Year C.

2012

Homily by Bishop Julian Gordy delivered at Bishop Emeritus Jerry Troutman's funeral service on October 13, 2012. Click here to view on YouTube. 

Talking Together Cross-Culturally event, given by Pastor Gary Soop on August 25 at Redeemer in Atlanta, GA.

Good Friday 2012 given by Bishop Julian Gordy at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin, TN.

Maundy Thursday 2012 given by Pastor Michael Lippard at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin, TN.

First Sunday in Advent given by Pastor Eric Murray at Messiah Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN.

2011

A Sermon on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 by Pastor Michael Lippard, St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin, TN.

A Sermon in Honor of Timothy Morgan on the Occasion of his Ordination by Pastor Paul Elbert, Lord of Life Lutheran Church at St. Simons Island, GA on July 31, 2011.

Epiphany 5, 2011 by Pastor Delmer Chilton.

Epiphany 2, 2011 by Pastor Nancy Christensen, given at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Chamblee, GA. January 16, 2011.

2010

In the Garage by Pastor Ron Bonner at the "Setting the Table" African Descent Strategy event held at Christ the King Lutheran Church on June 18-19, 2010.

Lent 4, Year C on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 by Pastor Michael Lippard on March 14, 2010.

2009

Fall Leadership Convocation Opening Worship by The Rev. Kevin Strickland on Oct. 13, 2009.

Did you Know That? by Bishop Julian Gordy from the Southeastern Synod WELCA Convention on Sept. 17, 2009.

Ephesians 6:10-20 by The Rev Don Vollenweider.

12th Sunday after Pentecost in Year B by The Rev. Rick Roberts on August 26, 2009.

Pentecost 6, Year B by The Rev. Dr. Michael Lippard on May 10, 2009.

The Call of Jeremiah- Jeremiah 1:4-10 by The Rev. Kent Lang

Writings:

"From a cross, a dazzling light"  March column from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday Hymn by Associate in Ministry Jeanette Burgess, written for "God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Letter to the Synod by Pr. Terri Stagner-Collier, Synod Secretary, on Sept. 20, 2009.

Pastoral Letter by Bishop Julian Gordy on August 23, 2009.