Sermons and Devotions

Why Should I Believe You?!!

  • Scripture: Lectionary Year B Gospel Lesson, Mark 1:21-28
  • Suggested Hymn: ELW 710, “Let Streams of Living Justice”
  • Given: January 31, 2021 Region 1 5th Sunday Sermon

Dave Brauer-Rieke Join “LDR Elder” on LDR Underground Christian Radio* to discuss the authority of love.

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(* Okay, there is no LDR Underground Christian Radio station . . . Yet!!)

“But The Other Nine, Where are they?” A thanksgiving Lament

  • Scripture: Lectionary Year A Gospel Lesson, Luke 17:11-19
  • Suggested Hymn: ELW 681, “We Plow the Fields and Scatter”
  • Given: November 26, 2020, Region 1 Thanksgiving Day Meditation

Dave Brauer-Rieke reflects on a Thanksgiving without family and friends. The right thing is not always the easy thing.

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Been there, done that – now I’m doing this!

  • Scripture: Lectionary Year A Second Lesson, Romans 12:9-21
  • Suggested Hymn: ELW 513, “Listen, God is Calling”
  • Given: August 30, 2020, ELCA Region 1 Fifth Sunday Sermon

Dave Brauer-Rieke invites you along on his Sunday morning bike ride around Portland, Oregon. Disasters, COVID-19 being no exception, always bring us face to face with our social and personal vulnerabilities. What do you see along the way?

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Together Again

  • Scripture: Lectionary Year B Gospel Lesson, Mark 13:24-37.
  • Suggested Hymn: ELW 438, “My Lord, What a Morning”
  • Given: November 29, 2020, ELCA Region 1 5th Sunday Sermon

Dave Brauer-Rieke, Region 1 Disaster Preparedness Consultant, knows disaster when he sees it. This isn’t it. Let the falling of the stars and the darkness of the sun be understood as a blinking of the lights before the second act. The stage is reset as the angelic ushers gather us together again in love.

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It’s not about the taxes!

  • Scripture: Lectionary Year A Gospel Lesson, Matthew 22:15-22.
  • Suggested Hymn: ELW 686, “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
  • Given: October 18, 2020, ELCA Region 1 Sermon for NW Intermountain Synod

Dave Brauer-Rieke looks at the symbolism of the Roman Denarius used to “Render unto Caesar.’ We live in a country highly charged by COVID-19 induced isolation, the murder of George Flyod resulting in a new wave of Black rights demonstrations, political hypocrisy, and likely the most divisive presidential election of the past century. What does one render, and to whom?

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never forget – you are amazing!

  • Scripture: Lectionary Year A Gospel Lesson, Matthew 15:10-28
  • Suggested Hymn: ELW 733, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
  • Given: August 16, 2020,  by request of the Alaska Synod, ELCA

Dave Brauer-Rieke reflects on feelings of isolation and defilement in the age of COVID-19.

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Devotions

Reflections from a March 22, 2020 walk in the Mt. Hood, Oregon National Forest. Offered by Dave Brauer-Rieke.

A Spiritual Grounding for an Oregon Synod Rostered Leaders’ meeting shared May 6, 2020. Offered by Dave Brauer-Rieke.

The Great Earthquake and the Great Drowning. Stories of the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake in Native American Stories.