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St. Paul Sermons

St. Paul Sermons

By St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa

Sermons from Rev. Clark Olson-Smith, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.

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"Love, from beginning to end"
"Love, from beginning to end"
March 14, 2021: the Fourth Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of John, chapter 3. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
16:28
March 16, 2021
"Jesus calls us to worship in Spirit and truth"
"Jesus calls us to worship in Spirit and truth"
March 7, 2021: the Third Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of John, chapter 2. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
16:25
March 09, 2021
"Taking Up Your Cross vs Taking Up Your Sword"
"Taking Up Your Cross vs Taking Up Your Sword"
February 28, 2021: the Second Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of John, chapter 2. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
15:24
March 01, 2021
"Why we can admit we were wrong and change"
"Why we can admit we were wrong and change"
February 21, 2021: the First Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
14:24
February 26, 2021
"Who Sees In Secret"
"Who Sees In Secret"
February 17, 2021: Ash Wednesday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton Episode analytics
17:49
February 24, 2021
"Not a Defeat"
"Not a Defeat"
February 14, 2021: Transfiguration Sunday, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 9. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Apologies for the funky audio. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
12:29
February 22, 2021
"What language shall I borrow?"
"What language shall I borrow?"
January 24, 2021: the Third Sunday after Epiphany, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked at in person worship. CORRECTION: I misidentified the author as Kaitlin B. Curtice.  Robin Wall Kimmerer actually wrote the essay. It is available here: https://orionmagazine.org/article/speaking-of-nature/ Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
13:50
January 25, 2021
"the Divinity of Daily Life"
"the Divinity of Daily Life"
January 17, 2021: the Second Sunday after Epiphany, the Gospel of John, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
13:56
January 17, 2021
"Love follows you"
"Love follows you"
January 10, 2021: the Baptism of Our Lord, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
14:11
January 10, 2021
"God is giving birth within you"
"God is giving birth within you"
December 24, 2020: Christmas Eve, the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
13:59
December 24, 2020
"Angel Gabriel is Inviting You"
"Angel Gabriel is Inviting You"
December 20, 2020: Fourth Sunday in Advent, the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Invest in the Clinton Park Bathroom Project https://bit.ly/parkbathroom Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
18:03
December 20, 2020
"Awakening to the Presence of the One Amoung Us Whom We Do Not Know"
"Awakening to the Presence of the One Amoung Us Whom We Do Not Know"
December 13, 2020: Third Sunday in Advent, the Gospel of John, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
16:18
December 13, 2020
"Forerunners"
"Forerunners"
December 6, 2020: Second Sunday in Advent, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 1. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, with gratitude to Rev. Dr. Courtney V. Buggs: https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-of-advent-2/commentary-on-mark-11-8-5 Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
19:55
December 06, 2020
"Patience with the Mystery"
"Patience with the Mystery"
November 29, 2020: First Sunday in Advent, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 13. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
18:52
November 29, 2020
"A Vision of the End"
"A Vision of the End"
November 22, 2020: Reign of Christ Sunday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
14:55
November 20, 2020
Christ blesses those oppressed by grief
Christ blesses those oppressed by grief
November 1, 2020: All Saints Day, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
17:56
November 02, 2020
"Jesus is the river, flowing any direction but always down"
"Jesus is the river, flowing any direction but always down"
October 11, 2020: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 22. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Apologies the poor audio quality. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
14:47
October 19, 2020
"Jesus vs the religious leaders who blessed oppression"
"Jesus vs the religious leaders who blessed oppression"
October 4, 2020: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 21. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
16:12
October 05, 2020
"Jesus did not avoid this argument. Conflict worth engaging."
"Jesus did not avoid this argument. Conflict worth engaging."
September 27, 2020: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 21. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
12:12
September 29, 2020
"Love is not competition. Competition is not love."
"Love is not competition. Competition is not love."
September 20, 2020: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 20. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
14:20
September 22, 2020
"Becoming Forgiving goes deeper than Doing Forgiving"
"Becoming Forgiving goes deeper than Doing Forgiving"
September 13, 2020: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
11:56
September 14, 2020
"Wherever it's hard to get along, there Jesus is"
"Wherever it's hard to get along, there Jesus is"
September 6, 2020: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at in-person worship. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
10:01
September 09, 2020
"Carry the Cross, Feel your Grief"
"Carry the Cross, Feel your Grief"
August 30, 2020: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching, masked, at St. Paul's second in-person worship since mid March. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
11:33
August 31, 2020
"The End is Now"
"The End is Now"
August 16, 2020: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 15. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
13:00
August 16, 2020
"Walking Miracles"
"Walking Miracles"
August 9, 2020: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 14. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching and sharing a kid's message. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
23:41
August 09, 2020
"Feast in the palace or fed in the wilderness?"
"Feast in the palace or fed in the wilderness?"
August 2, 2020: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 14. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
12:31
August 02, 2020
"Crisis reveals. In crisis, God reveals love."
"Crisis reveals. In crisis, God reveals love."
July 19, 2020: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 13. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
18:53
July 19, 2020
"Growing Love"
"Growing Love"
July 12, 2020: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 13. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
25:25
July 12, 2020
"Opening ourselves to Jesus' liberating wisdom"
"Opening ourselves to Jesus' liberating wisdom"
July 5, 2020: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 11. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith sharing the children's message and preaching. Image credit: Sarah Carter https://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2014/08/growth-mindset-and-sbg-bulletin-board.html Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
22:46
July 05, 2020
"Be the Baseball"
"Be the Baseball"
June 28, 2020: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 10. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
13:40
June 28, 2020
"Inevitable conflict, inevitable Love"
"Inevitable conflict, inevitable Love"
June 21, 2020: Third Sunday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 10. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
27:46
June 21, 2020
"People are not problems. Or nails."
"People are not problems. Or nails."
June 14, 2020: second Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 9 & 10. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
18:30
June 14, 2020
"Love, Authority, & Violence"
"Love, Authority, & Violence"
June 7, 2020: Trinity Sunday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 28. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
26:07
June 07, 2020
"When the Spirit catches you"
"When the Spirit catches you"
May 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday, the Gospel of John, chapter 20. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
13:36
May 31, 2020
"Love Letters & Freedom"
"Love Letters & Freedom"
May 24, 2020: Seventh Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of John, chapter 17. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
16:50
May 24, 2020
"Sacred Parent Wounds"
"Sacred Parent Wounds"
May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of John, chapter 14. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
25:23
May 17, 2020
"a Together-Place"
"a Together-Place"
May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of John, chapter 14. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching and sharing a children's message. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
21:09
May 10, 2020
"the Unheard Voices, Calling Us Home"
"the Unheard Voices, Calling Us Home"
May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of John, chapter 10. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith sharing a children's message. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
06:12
May 03, 2020
"the Road Back to Normal"
"the Road Back to Normal"
April 26, 2020: Third Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of Luke, chapter 24. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
21:19
April 26, 2020
"Water, Rock, and Sand"
"Water, Rock, and Sand"
April 19, 2020: Second Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of John, chapter 20. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
18:39
April 19, 2020
"Ready or Not"
"Ready or Not"
April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 28. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
14:17
April 12, 2020
"the Heart of the Crisis"
"the Heart of the Crisis"
April 9, 2020: Maundy Thursday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 26. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
16:57
April 10, 2020
Matthew's Passion
Matthew's Passion
April 5, 2020: Palm/Passion Sunday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 26 & 27. Rev. Clark Olson-Smith reading and singing. Carol Hunter accompanying. "My Song Is Love Unknown" and "Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song" used by permission Sunday & Seasons v.20200325.1254 ©2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved: Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SB129866; One License A-724720; CCLI License 11258770. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
30:19
April 07, 2020
"the Whole Arc"
"the Whole Arc"
March 29, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Gospel of John, chapter 11. Rev Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Go deeper http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/ Join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saintpaulclintonELCA/ Invest https://bit.ly/investStPaulClinton
24:35
March 29, 2020
"Love your enemies"
"Love your enemies"
February 23, 2020: Transfiguration Sunday, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5. Rev Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Put down roots: http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/
18:27
March 22, 2020
"Real Presence"
"Real Presence"
March 15, 2020: Third Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of John, chapter 4. Rev Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Put down roots: http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/
24:59
March 15, 2020
"For God so loved the cosmos" (all of it, not just parts)
"For God so loved the cosmos" (all of it, not just parts)
March 8, 2020: Second Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of John, chapter 3.  Rev Clark Olson-Smith preaching.  Put down roots: http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/
20:04
March 08, 2020
"Every word that comes from the mouth of God"
"Every word that comes from the mouth of God"
March 1, 2020: First Sunday in Lent, the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4. Rev Clark Olson-Smith preaching. Put down roots: http://www.saintpaulclinton.org/
21:22
March 01, 2020