Sermons & Recordings

Audio recordings of our worship services are available in the library.
Recordings of the whole service from selected contemporary worship services are available online.
Recordings of the sermons from selected services are available here and from our Podcasting[Offsite Link] feed: RSS feed.

Service Sermon Scripture Readings If your player can do streaming, try these links (play lists) You can download the complete files here (WMA or MP3)
December 3, 2017,
8:45am
First Sunday of Advent
“Holiday To-Do List: Be Present” Hope—Be present (Buy Presents) Instead of focusing all our energy on buying presents—let us be present in people’s lives. The song goes, “It is the most wonderful time of the year.” Actually it is the most busy time of the year. Instead let us be in the moment the way Christ was and bring hope to each moment as we connect with others. There is hope for the future when we are connected to Christ and to each other.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Philippians 4:10–16[Offsite Link]
Matthew 8:1–4[Offsite Link]
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November 26, 2017,
10:45am
Christ the King Sunday
“Christ the King: I am a Goat” We come to the end of the church year. Happy New Year’s Eve! The year ends with a reflection of the end of time itself with Christ as our King. What does it mean to have a king in 2017? Hopefully we can answer that question!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ezekiel 34:11–16[Offsite Link]
Matthew 25:31–46[Offsite Link]
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November 19, 2017,
8:45am
Twentyfourth Sunday After Pentecost
Heaven & Hell “What is Beyond Our Gaze? Hell” As our minds turn towards the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving and then Christmas, the church year quickly comes a to a close and turns our attention to bigger things: Heaven and hell. It is as if God is asking us, “What are you doing for the rest of your life… your eternal life?” We will spend the next two weeks looking at what scripture says about heaven and hell. We will look at heaven first and then hell.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Revelation 21:11–15[Offsite Link]
Luke 16:19–31[Offsite Link]
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November 12, 2017,
8:45am
Twentythird Sunday After Pentecost
Heaven & Hell “What is Beyond Our Gaze? Heaven” As our minds turn towards the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving and then Christmas, the church year quickly comes a to a close and turns our attention to bigger things: Heaven and hell. It is as if God is asking us, “What are you doing for the rest of your life… your eternal life?” We will spend the next two weeks looking at what scripture says about heaven and hell. We will look at heaven first and then hell.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Revelation 21:1–7[Offsite Link]
Matthew 13:31–35, 45–46[Offsite Link]
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November 5, 2017,
8:45am
All Saints Sunday
“Want to be a Saint?” It is All Saints Day and we remember the “saints” who have gone before us including those who helped start Bethel 60 years ago. We will also explore what it means to be a saint today in this complex world.
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 John 3:1–3[Offsite Link]
Matthew 5:1–12[Offsite Link]
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October 29, 2017,
10:45am
Reformation Sunday
Reformation 500 “Reformation 500 In Luther’s Words: Truth” Reformation.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Jeremiah 31:31–34[Offsite Link]
John 8:31–36[Offsite Link]
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October 22, 2017,
10:45am
Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Reformation 500 “Reformation 500 In Luther’s Words: Actually Christ for You and Me” We continue our sermon series on Martin Luther with Randy Shattuck bringing us the message. We will be reminded that Jesus Christ is not just a historical figure from ages ago but present here and now.
Randy Shattuck
Daniel 3:1–6,12[Offsite Link]
John 20:24–31[Offsite Link]
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October 15, 2017,
10:45am
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Reformation 500 “Reformation 500 In Luther’s Words: Why Come to the Lord’s Supper?” As we continue to look at the words of Martin Luther, we turn to his thoughts on Holy Communion. When should we come to the table and when should we stay away? These questions will be answered by Luther and the scripture!
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 Corinthians 11:23–30[Offsite Link]
Mark 8:1–8[Offsite Link]
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October 8, 2017,
8:45am
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Reformation 500 “Reformation 500 In Luther’s Words: Don’t Be Alone” We continue the sermon series, Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ecclesiastes 4:7–12[Offsite Link]
Mark 6:30–34[Offsite Link]
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October 1, 2017,
8:45am
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
Reformation 500 “Reformation 500 In Luther’s Words: Now What?” We continue the sermon series, Reformation 500: In Luther’s Words today. Last week we heard that by believing we don’t have to worry about pleasing God or our standing with Christ. If that is resolved, what comes next? Today we explore what having a secure relationship with God frees us up to do!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ephesians 4:22–29[Offsite Link]
Luke 4:38–43[Offsite Link]
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September 24, 2017,
8:45am
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Reformation 500 “Reformation 500 In Luther’s Words: All Taken Care Of” The teachings of Martin Luther.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Philippians 3:4b–11[Offsite Link]
Matthew 16:1–16[Offsite Link]
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September 17, 2017,
8:45am
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
“Why Joy is Vital” Joy Revisited. The theme of the Labor Day retreat was “Joy on the Journey.” There were many conversations about the nature of joy as well as questions about what joy actually is. Pr. Ben will point us back toward scripture to bring this into focus.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Psalm 71:19–24[Offsite Link]
John 15:9–15[Offsite Link]
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September 10, 2017,
10:45am
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
“Covenants: An Invitation to Freedom” Is the Passover story only a historical event to remember? Could it be that the Passover story tells us something about the nature of God and God’s attitude toward how we treat one another today? We will explore this and more in Pr. Ben’s message.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Exodus 12:1–14[Offsite Link]
Matthew 17:24–27[Offsite Link]
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September 3, 2017,
8:45am
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
“Transformation Explained: Part II” At Bethel we will be continuing on in Romans 12! We will look at all the ways sacrificial love can change the world. How do we over come evil? You will find out at 8:45am (on Sunday)!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Romans 12:9–21[Offsite Link]
Matthew 16:21–28[Offsite Link]
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August 27, 2017,
8:45am
Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
“Transformation Explained”
Pastor Ben Bergren
Romans 12:1–8[Offsite Link]
Matthew 16:13–20[Offsite Link]
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August 20, 2017,
8:45am
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
“What the Prophets Tell Us” Isaiah the prophet says some radical things to the people of Israel. Actually, God is saying them through Isaiah. God’s call of hospitality to His house is far reaching!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Isaiah 56:1–8[Offsite Link]
Matthew 15:10–28[Offsite Link]
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August 13, 2017,
8:45am
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
“Out of the Boat Named Security” What happens when life doesn’t go as planned? We often ask, “Where is God?” We have two stories from both the Old and New Testament that shows us exactly where God is and what God does for us in these times.
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 Kings 19:9–18[Offsite Link]
Matthew 14:22–33[Offsite Link]
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August 6, 2017,
8:45am
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
“What to Do?” What is the difference between the Kingdom of God and the country we live in today? Is there any overlap? Should there be? We will wrestle with these issues the way Jacob wrestled with God in the wilderness.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Genesis 32:26–31[Offsite Link]
Matthew 20:25–28[Offsite Link]
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July 30, 2017,
8:45am
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
“Eighth Sunday After Pentecost”
Dave Denny
Psalm 105:1–7, 45[Offsite Link]
Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52[Offsite Link]
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July 23, 2017,
8:45am
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
“Moving Forward with God” Jacob the grandson of Abraham has a vision of God’s activity on earth and names place where he saw this vision “The house of God.” God uses imperfect people all the time including us. Maybe this Bethel has some similarities to the Biblical Bethel …
Pastor Ben Bergren
Genesis 28:10–19[Offsite Link]
Matthew 13:24–30[Offsite Link]
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July 16, 2017,
8:45am
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
“5 Things I Learned at VBS” This week at Bethel has been all about Vacation Bible School! If you did not join us, you still have a chance to hear about what happened in Pr. Ben’s message this week. It is entitled “The 5 Things I Learned at Vacation Bible School.”
Pastor Ben Bergren
Romans 8:28–32[Offsite Link]
Luke 24:1–8[Offsite Link]
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July 9, 2017,
8:45am
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
“Thinking Differently About Sin” What is the difference between making excuses for someone and helping that same person change? Understanding sin, forgiveness and repentance will help every Christian in their journey.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Romans 7:15–25[Offsite Link]
Matthew 11:25–30[Offsite Link]
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July 2, 2017,
8:45am
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
“Fourth Sunday After Pentecost”
Dave Denny
Ephesians 2:17–22[Offsite Link]
John 17:6–13[Offsite Link]
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June 25, 2017,
8:45am
Third Sunday After Pentecost
“Plot Twists (or Unexpected Messiah)” On Sunday we will hear the story of John the Baptist’s unmet expectations of the Chosen One (Jesus). We have the tendency to make God in our image and not the other way around. Jesus shows us and John’s disciples what God is really up to.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ezekiel 18:19–23[Offsite Link]
Matthew 11:1–6[Offsite Link]
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June 18, 2017,
8:45am
Second Sunday After Pentecost
“Escalation of Rhetoric” Sometimes anger gets the best of us. Even Jesus experienced the anger of the disciples and he corrected them. We will explore that story and why anger can be dangerous to our relationships… including our relationship with God. As we celebrate Father’s Day, we remember the infinite patience and love of our Heavenly Father.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ephesians 4:25–32[Offsite Link]
Luke 9:51–56[Offsite Link]
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June 11, 2017,
8:45am
Holy Trinity Sunday
“When Welcome is more than Welcome” It is Holy Trinity Sunday. We will sing hymns and songs that reflect the mystery of the 3 in 1. Pr. Ben will talk about who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ words are a reflection of God’s heart.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Philippians 2:1–5[Offsite Link]
Luke 9:46–50[Offsite Link]
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June 4, 2017,
8:45am
Day of Pentecost
“Every Miracle has a Message” Pentecost Sunday is the day we remember two very important things: the birth of the Christian Church and the giving of the Holy Spirit for a specific purpose. This is a special day for us at Bethel. We have two students confirming their faith at 8:45am worship and we are baptizing our youngest member at 10:45am worship. This day is a celebration of God’s presence with us.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Acts 2:1–21[Offsite Link]
John 14:16–20[Offsite Link]
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