Immanuel Lutheran Church
Baltimore, MD   |   Worship every Sunday at 10am

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Pastor Minetree: "The World Went Crazy"
Text: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Pastor Minetree: "We are God's Treasure"
Text: Deuteronomy 7:6-9

Pastor Minetree: "A Summary of Easter"
Text: 1 Peter 3:13-22

Pastor Minetree to the Confirmands: "Who is this Jesus?"
Text: John 12:12-19

Pastor Minetree on faith, justification, and salvation.
Text: Romans 5:1-8

Pastor Minetree: "Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit"
Text: Romans 10:5-17

Pastor Minetree: "Too many distractions!"
Text: Luke 10:38-42

Pastor Minetree:
"Not 'What would Jesus do?' but 'What has Jesus done?'"
Text: Galatians 1:11-24

Vicar Nick Teller

Pastor Minetree:
"The Lord be with you!  The Lord be with you too!"
Text: John 16:23-33

Pastor Minetree:

"Remember the trees of the passion"

Vicar Nick Teller

Vicar Nick Teller on tithing

Text: Luke 10:25-37

All Saints' Day 2015
Pastor Minetree
Text: Revelation 7:9-17

Pastor Minetree: "Who owns who?"
Text: Mark 10:17-22

Vicar Aaron Bueltmann: "A Sheep in Shepherd's Clothing"

Text: John 10:11-18

Vicar Aaron Bueltmann: "A Serving Savior?"
Text: Mark 10:35-45

Pastor Minetree

Pastor Minetree: "Do You Remember the Day When"

Pastor Minetree: "Looking Back Driving Forward"

Pastor Minetree: "Giving Joyfully and Generously"
Text: 2 Corinthians 9:7- "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

Pastor Minetree:
"God's Annointed: The Pagan King Cyrus

Pastor Minetree: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain"

150th Anniversary Celebration: Rev. John Denninger,
President LCMS Southeastern District

"Three Stances"

150th Anniversary Celebration: Rev. Otto Reinbacher

In his sermon, Pastor Reinbacher references the book The Message by Eugene Peterson, found here on

Vicar Paul Rieger's "last" sermon at Immanuel
Easter Sunday

150th Anniversary Celebration: Immanuel Lutheran School
with guest proclaimer and alumnus Eric Ruble:

Pastor Minetree: "Walking on Water"
Matthew 14:22-33

Pastor Don Schaefer to Pastor Minetree on his 30 years of ministry.
Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5

Pastor Minetree: "Doubting God"
Text: John 20:19-31

Pastor Minetree: Christianity is not a spectator sport

Text: Romans 8:1-11
Pastor Minetree: "Letting Jesus Change You
Text: Matthew 5:13-20

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Fathers' Day

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Mother's Day

Vicar Teller
Text: John 16:12-22

Pastor Minetree
Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Pastor Minetree
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-7

Pastor Minetree: "Our Treasure is Christ"
Text: Mark 10:23-31

Vicar Nick Teller
Text: Psalm 128

Pastor Minetree

Ash Wednesday

Vicar Aaron Bueltmann: "A Life of Repentance"
Mark 1:14-20

Thanksgiving Day

Vicar Aaron Bueltmann

Vicar Aaron Bueltmann: "Living As Servants (in Dystopia?)"

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Pastor Minetree: "Witnessing for Jesus"
Text Acts 1:8- "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

150th Anniversary Celebration: Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison
President, Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Text: The Epistle, Romans 3:19-28 and the Gospel, John 8:31-36

Vicar Aaron Bueltmann
"Even Death on a Cross: The Incarnation and Authority of God"
Text: Philippians 2:1-18

Vicar Paul Rieger's final sermon at Immanuel

Vicar Paul Rieger

150th Anniversary Celebration: Rev. Dr. Arthur Scherer

150th Anniversary Celebration: Pastor Paul Nelson

150th Anniversary Celebration: Pastor Hubert Temme
Pastor Temme's Sermon was titled, "What's So Good About Jesus?"


Pastor Minetree discusses our Baptisms.  In the sermon he references these passages from "Luther's Small Catechism":

What is Baptism?
Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God's command and combined with God's word.

What is that word of God?
Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." [Matthew 28:19]

What benefits does Baptism give?
It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.

Which are these words and promises of God?
Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." [Mark 16:16]

How can water do such great things?
Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water.  For without God's word the water is plain water and no Baptism.  But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus chapter three:
"He saved us through the washing and rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.  This is a trustworthy saying." [Titus 3:5-8]

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Pastor Minetree preaching to Immanuel's congregation.  Easter, 2014.