Sojourners Church

As a Church we want Jesus to be front & center in our hearts & minds. We long to see people worship Jesus so that God is glorified and we have eternal joy.

We meet at the Skyline Plaza in Albert Lea every Sunday morning at 9:00am for Sunday School and 10:30am for Worship. Nursery is available for infants-3 years old during Worship, but is not currently during the Sunday School hour. Dress is mainly casual. Jeans are common, but occasionally, women will wear skirts or dresses, and men will wear coats and/or ties. Gospel-Centered Priorities to Fulfill Our Mission:

-Gospel-Centered Worship in Corporate Gatherings
-Gospel-Centered Expository Exultation in Preaching
-Gospel-Centered Sacraments
-Gospel-Centered Corporate and Individual Prayer
-Gospel- Centered Care and Life Together as the Family of God
-Gospel-Centered Individual and Family Discipleship
-Gospel-Centered Witness
-Gospel-Centered Support of Global Missions
-Gospel-Centered Justice and Mercy Ministry

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"Q5: What else did God create?" | Catechism Sunday | May 30, 2021 05/30/2021

"Q5: What else did God create?" | Catechism Sunday | May 30, 2021

Q: What else did God create?
A: God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for Catechism Sunday (https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/8/introducing-catechsim-sundays). We will read Scripture, pray, sing, and hear God's Word preached together as we explore the implications of God's creation of all things.

If you are unable to come in person, you can still join us via YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/0iNn0WX9fH4

"Q5: What else did God create?" | Catechism Sunday | May 30, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Time Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 3:1–15 | May 9, 2021 05/09/2021

"Time Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 3:1–15 | May 9, 2021

For everything there is a season. Life under the sun includes times to mourn and times to dance. Yet most of us would rather spend all of life at the dance hall and never visit the graveside. We know the steps to the dance, but don't know what to say to comfort the grieving. In Ecclesiastes 3:1–15, the Preacher is preparing us for navigating all seasons of life under the sun with wisdom and the fear of the Lord.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we look together at Ecclesiastes 3:1–15 to learn how to navigate all seasons of life.

Live Stream available at: https://youtu.be/IuAl93zxWjk

"Time Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 3:1–15 | May 9, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Looking for the Good Life Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:12–2:26 | May 2, 2021 05/02/2021

"Looking for the Good Life Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:12–2:26 | May 2, 2021

Amid the ruins of Eden, how can carve out a good life? Will the path of wisdom or the path of pleasure or the path of work lead to a good life? Or is there a better, more sure way?

Join us tomorrow morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we look together at Ecclesiastes 1:12–2:26 to see where a good life is truly found under the sun.

Live Stream available at: https://youtu.be/B43QaAx5rNs

"Looking for the Good Life Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:12–2:26 | May 2, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Q4: How and why did God create us?" | Catechism Sunday | April 25, 2021 04/25/2021

"Q4: How and why did God create us?" | Catechism Sunday | April 25, 2021

Q: How and why did God create us?
A: God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for Catechism Sunday (https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/8/introducing-catechsim-sundays). We will read Scripture, pray, sing, and hear God's Word preached together as we explore the implications of our creation in the image of God.

If you are unable to come in person, you can still join us via YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/Cx5ickOkVFE

"Q4: How and why did God create us?" | Catechism Sunday | April 25, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Toil Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:3–11 | April 18, 2021 04/18/2021

"Toil Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:3–11 | April 18, 2021

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes looks out on the world "under the sun" and says, "Nothing changes; nothing is new; nothing is remembered." How do we find true and lasting gain in a world full of weariness?

Join us this morning at 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we look together at Ecclesiastes 1:3–11.

Live Stream available at: https://youtu.be/IohluLiIQgY

"Toil Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:3–11 | April 18, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Intro to Ecclesiastes: Living Wisely Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:1–3 | April 11, 2021 04/11/2021

"Intro to Ecclesiastes: Living Wisely Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:1–3 | April 11, 2021

How do gardeners who've never seen a w**d learn how to cultivate the earth? How do people created to live forever learn to live and die well? Where is true and lasting gain found amid the ruins of Eden? These are the kind of questions the Preacher in Ecclesiastes wrestles with.

Join us today at 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we join the Preacher in his quest to learn to live wisely under the sun.

https://youtu.be/eicwoIdsGTU

"Intro to Ecclesiastes: Living Wisely Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 1:1–3 | April 11, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Be Exalted, O God" | Psalm 57 | Resurrection Sunday April 4, 2021 04/03/2021

"Be Exalted, O God" | Psalm 57 | Resurrection Sunday April 4, 2021

He is risen! Join us resurrection Sunday at 10am in the Skyline Plaza to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. We'd love to welcome you.

If you are unable to attend in person, our service will also be live streamed at https://youtu.be/IPMym8aUkVE

"Be Exalted, O God" | Psalm 57 | Resurrection Sunday April 4, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Q3: How many persons are there in God?" | Catechism Sunday | March 28, 2021 03/28/2021

"Q3: How many persons are there in God?" | Catechism Sunday | March 28, 2021

Q: How many persons are there in God?
A: There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for Catechism Sunday (https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/8/introducing-catechsim-sundays).

We will read Scripture, pray, sing, and hear God's Word preached together as we explore Triune nature of God.

If you are unable to come in person, you can still join us via YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/ff_KTKbX5ww

"Q3: How many persons are there in God?" | Catechism Sunday | March 28, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Brought Safely Home" | 2 Timothy 4:9–22 | March 21, 2021 03/21/2021

"Brought Safely Home" | 2 Timothy 4:9–22 | March 21, 2021

This morning we conclude our journey through Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. We will read some of the Apostle Paul's last words to his beloved disciple and consider how we too can fulfill our ministry by the power of God and be brought safely into his heavenly kingdom.

Join us in person at 10 am at the Skyline Plaza. If you are unable to attend in person, you can still watch the service via YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/w0CxddL3Lmc

"Brought Safely Home" | 2 Timothy 4:9–22 | March 21, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Preaching for Everlasting Joy" | 2 Timothy 4:1–8 | March 14, 2021 03/14/2021

"Preaching for Everlasting Joy" | 2 Timothy 4:1–8 | March 14, 2021

In 2 Timothy 4:1–8, Paul gives his final and boldest charge to Timothy: :"Preach the word!" Yet this charge is given in the context of the return of Jesus. What do preaching and Jesus' return have to do with one another? Join us at 10am today in Skyline Plaza to find out. We'll sing together, pray together, read and hear God's word together, and encourage one another in the faith.

Join us in person or via Youtube Live:
https://youtu.be/IduraPymygY

"Preaching for Everlasting Joy" | 2 Timothy 4:1–8 | March 14, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Stay the Course" | 2 Timothy 3:10–17 | March 7, 2021 03/07/2021

"Stay the Course" | 2 Timothy 3:10–17 | March 7, 2021

The road of faith is difficult. We follow a crucified Savior who calls us to take up our cross and follow him. When suffering and persecution rises, we can be tempted to wonder if we're going the right direction or doing something wrong. Timothy felt this way as evil people and imposters in his church went from bad to worse. He was tempted to give up or try to find a way around or a corner to hide in until Jesus came back. But Paul encourages him and us: "Continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed..." (2 Tim 3:14).

Friends, join us at 10am this morning in the Skyline Plaza as we sing, pray, read, hear, and fellowship around the good news of Jesus Christ, who calls us and equips us to follow him on the path of suffering that leads to eternal joy.

https://youtu.be/RtaYXi5CowI

"Stay the Course" | 2 Timothy 3:10–17 | March 7, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Q2: What is God?" | Catechism Sunday | February 28, 2021 02/28/2021

"Q2: What is God?" | Catechism Sunday | February 28, 2021

Q: What is God?
A: God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for Catechism Sunday (https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/8/introducing-catechsim-sundays).

We will read Scripture, pray, sing, and hear God's Word preached together as we explore the character of God revealed through his words and his acts.

If you are unable to come in person, you can still join us via YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/5sElXlt4sso

"Q2: What is God?" | Catechism Sunday | February 28, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Beware the Danger of Self-Love" | 2 Timothy 3:1–9 | February 21, 2021 02/21/2021

"Beware the Danger of Self-Love" | 2 Timothy 3:1–9 | February 21, 2021

The prophets of our culture say you need to learn to love yourself before you can love others. Paul begs to differ. Writing from the depths of a Roman dungeon, he warns Timothy against the dangers of self-love, which denies the power of the gospel and provides fertile ground for false teachers who prey on the weak and oppose the truth.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we learn from God's Word why self-love is antithetical to the gospel and how the gospel holds out true hope for our wretchedness. As we'll sing together in the service:

"My righteousness is Jesus’ life,
My debt was paid by Jesus’ death,
My weary load was borne by Him
And He alone can give me rest."

https://youtu.be/sjeNXV2hUiM

"Beware the Danger of Self-Love" | 2 Timothy 3:1–9 | February 21, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Portraits of Fit Disciple-Makers" | 2 Timothy 2:14–26 | February 14, 2021 02/14/2021

"Portraits of Fit Disciple-Makers" | 2 Timothy 2:14–26 | February 14, 2021

As we strive to leave a gospel legacy by sharing in suffering for the sake of the gospel, what kind of leaders should we seek to be and follow? Paul gives us three portraits of fit disciple-makers in 2 Timothy 2:14–26. Join us at 10am this morning as we look together at these portraits and see how God provides and builds his church through approved workers, clean vessels, and faithful servants.

In person at 10am at the Skyline Plaza and via YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/C-JfoG29Dfs

"Portraits of Fit Disciple-Makers" | 2 Timothy 2:14–26 | February 14, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"How to Endure Everything" | 2 Timothy 2:8–13 | February 7, 2021 02/07/2021

"How to Endure Everything" | 2 Timothy 2:8–13 | February 7, 2021

We midwesterners know a thing or two about endurance (-18 this morning!). But Paul knows more. Bound in chains as a criminal, he wrote to Timothy, calling him to share in suffering for the gospel by depending on the enduring faithfulness of Christ. Friends, brave the cold and join us this morning as we sing, pray, read scripture, study 2 Tim 2:8–13 together, and encourage one another. You will not regret braving the cold when your heart is fully warmed by the hope we have in Christ!

In person 10am at the Skyline Plaza and via YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/CNoQNE7Yoe4

"How to Endure Everything" | 2 Timothy 2:8–13 | February 7, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Q1: What is our only hope in life and death?" | Catechism Sunday | January 31, 2021 01/31/2021

"Q1: What is our only hope in life and death?" | Catechism Sunday | January 31, 2021

Q: What is our only hope in life and death?
A: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for our first Catechism Sunday. We will read Scripture, pray, sing, and hear God's Word preached together as we explore the theme of Christian hope in life and death.

If you are unable to come in person, you can still join us via YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/yTtD9EfEscg

"Q1: What is our only hope in life and death?" | Catechism Sunday | January 31, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

01/30/2021

The Benefits of Learning a Catechism: Part 3 — Sojourners Church

Catechisms promote Christian culture—and that's a good thing! Read how below. And join us for our first Catechism Sunday at Sojourners this weekend—10am at the Skyline Plaza.

https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/29/the-benefits-of-learning-a-catechism-part-3

The Benefits of Learning a Catechism: Part 3 — Sojourners Church This week brings us to the third benefit of catechisms: catechisms promote Christian culture. Christian culture has gotten a bad rap in the news lately—often for good reason. Our country will have a hard time forgetting mobs waving signs with the name of Jesus as they illegally entered the capitol

"Strength for Weak Disciple-Makers" | 2 Timothy 2:1–7 | January 24, 2021 01/24/2021

"Strength for Weak Disciple-Makers" | 2 Timothy 2:1–7 | January 24, 2021

The call to follow Jesus is a call to be a disciple-making disciple. Yet, discipleship is hard work (Paul compares it to war, a marathon, and farming). Where can we get the strength to be disciple-making disciples of Jesus? This morning, we'll study 2 Timothy 2:1–7 together to find out.

We invite you to join us today at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for our Lord's Day gathering as we sing together, pray together, read scripture together, hear the word together, and fellowship with one another.

If you are unable to join in person, you can also view the livestream on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/CHvkoW6zfGU

"Strength for Weak Disciple-Makers" | 2 Timothy 2:1–7 | January 24, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

01/23/2021

The Benefits of Learning a Catechism: Part 2 — Sojourners Church

The last Sunday of January will be our first Catechism Sunday. Catechisms promote evangelism and discipleship. Find out how in this post.

https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/23/the-benefits-of-learning-a-catechism-part-2

The Benefits of Learning a Catechism: Part 2 — Sojourners Church "Why did Jesus have to be a human?"  Has anyone ever asked you a tough question like that? How did you respond? Both Not-Yet-Christians exploring the faith and baby Christians learning the faith ask questions like this. Even our own children ask penetrating questions about the nat

Share in Suffering By the Power of God — Sojourners Church 01/19/2021

Share in Suffering By the Power of God — Sojourners Church

Missed Sunday? Watch/listen here to see how the power of God on display in the gospel gives us confidence to suffer unashamedly for the gospel.

https://www.sojourners.church/sermon-archive/2021/1/17/share-in-suffering-by-the-power-of-god

Share in Suffering By the Power of God — Sojourners Church 2 Timothy 1:8–18

"Share in Suffering by the Power of God" | 2 Timothy 1:8–18 | January 17, 2021 01/17/2021

"Share in Suffering by the Power of God" | 2 Timothy 1:8–18 | January 17, 2021

Join us in person or via YouTube live at 10am this Lord's day! We'll sing together and proclaim the unending and steadfast love of the Lord given to us in Christ Jesus. As we study 2 Timothy 1:8–18 together, we will see how to share in suffering for the gospel "by the power of God." (v. 8)

https://youtu.be/0Jir60j78zo

"Share in Suffering by the Power of God" | 2 Timothy 1:8–18 | January 17, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

01/16/2021

The Benefits of Learning a Catechism: Part 1 — Sojourners Church

The last Sunday of this month, we'll begin Catechism Sundays. Catechisms promote sound doctrine by giving scripture teaching context. Read more here:

https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/15/the-benefits-of-learning-a-catechism-part-1

The Benefits of Learning a Catechism: Part 1 — Sojourners Church Last week, I introduced the idea of Catechism Sundays . Beginning this January, we will start a new pattern of preaching through the  New City Catechism  on the last Sunday of every month. In the next three weeks, I will write about some of the benefits of learning a catechism.

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Do Not Fear - March 22
1 Timothy 1:18–20 | "Holding Faith and a Good Conscience"
1Timothy 1:18–20 | "Holding Faith and a Good Conscience"
"The Heart of the Gospel" | 1 Timothy 1:12–17
"Guard the Gospel by Rejecting False Teachers" | 1 Timothy 1:3–11
"Entrusted with the Gospel" | Letters to Timothy & Titus
Letter to the Philippians | "Surpassing Worth and Saving Work"
Philippians 4:10–20 | "The Secret to Contentment"

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1679 W Main St
Albert Lea, MN
56007
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