AuthorAvery Carr

Vicar, 2016-2017
Avery Carr

R. Avery Carr was called to serve as pastor of First & Trinity Lutheran Churches in Iron River, MI.

Avery Carr
Make It Small

Pentecost 2 Taditional Sermon May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts create worthy ripples throughout the waters of our Baptism… In the name of Jesus we pray… Amen First of all, I want to wish all the fathers in the room a Happy Father’s Day. Even though this is not…

You Are Never Far From Home

Easter 5 Traditional Sermon Grace, peace, and the reconciliation found in love to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First of all let me wish all the mothers in the room a Happy Mother’s Day.  The relationship between a child and their mother is unlike any other.  Sometimes that relationship is strong and…

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Science & Faith Friday

A New Hope Environmental stewardship is, of course, an obvious passion of mine and it is something that occupies a great deal of my thought. There is rarely, if ever, a day that goes by where I do not ponder the problems therein. That being said, as my internship is rapidly coming to an end,…

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When Jesus Met Sally

Lent 3 Traditional Sermon Grace, peace, and love to you all from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who desires nothing more than to be in relationship with you all and for all of you to be in relationship with each other.  Amen Relationships are the materials from which we construct our world.  Relationships are…

God is Ambidextrous

Epiphany 5 traditional sermon It is interesting how from time to time things seem to focus your attention on a particular topic.  You see, this very week, Pastor Craig had forgotten that he was going to be away on retreat this weekend when he made the schedule for teaching Cross Points.  So he asked me…

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Science & Faith Friday

The Language of God Over the years, I have come to believe that when something appears multiple times within your frame of reference, perhaps some attention should be paid to whatever that is.  In this particular case, that thing was a book, The Language of God,  by Francis Collins. A friend of mine at seminary had…

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Don’t Panic

Traditional Sermon Epiphany 2 Grace and peace and the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ… Amen I suspect that those of you for whom Douglas Adams is a familiar name, you might already have some idea of where I’m going with this sermon.  However,…