Aldi Elberts

Aldi Elberts

Role: Pastor

Associate Pastor, St Paul's Lutheran Church.

First name is correctly Aldis, but he prefers the abbreviated form.

 

 

Latest sermons:
10:30am, Friday, April 14, 2017
Passage: Luke 23:44-46
Series: Presence
Duration: 9 mins 44 secs
This beautiful reflective service was a meditation on eight Stations of the Cross, and is best appreciated with a complete recording (because of the file size, only available as a CD through the link below). [Organ/Choir and instruments - Good Friday]
7:00pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017
Passage: John 13:1-35
Series: Presence
Duration: 21 mins 29 secs
At the Last Supper the night he was betrayed, Jesus set a new example or model of service to one another. At first his disciples did not understand what their Lord and Teacher was doing; but then he explained that loving service to one another was to be the hallmark of his followers. We conclude this moving worship by stripping the sanctuary of all decoration, and draping the cross with a black cloth in readiness for the dawn service to follow. [Organ/Choir - Maundy Thursday]
10:30am, Sunday, April 9, 2017
Series: Presence
The final countdown begins. One more week to go until Easter! Until then we learn how to rejoice, even in the midst of suffering. [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]
8:30am, Sunday, April 2, 2017
Series: Presence
Duration: 16 mins 7 secs
Prophesy is when God speaks directly to his people, for their spiritual well-being. It was not bringing the dry bones to fleshly life again that was the miracle, but the call to Israel to return to life in their relationship with God. [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]
10:30am, Sunday, March 26, 2017
Series: Presence
Duration: 18 mins 39 secs
The fourth Sunday in Lent is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. But today we continue our series on God's presence, today looking at his anointing presence. We consider how King David was anointed in the same way that we are anointed. [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
8:30am, Sunday, March 19, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:7
Series: General
What does it mean to be "a man (or woman) after God's own heart"? This is how King David is described, and it is how God wants each one of us to be. Words to ponder...
10:30am, Sunday, March 12, 2017
Passage: Topical
Duration: 12 mins 57 secs
Week two of our Lenten journey. Today we look at how God’s presence can be Lost and Found, Kept and Multiplied. Finders, keepers, losers, reapers. (Address followed a performance of Bach's cantata BWV 68, "God so loved the world".) [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
8:30am, Sunday, March 5, 2017
Series: Presence
Duration: 19 mins 47 secs
It's the first Sunday in Lent. Why did the Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness? To be tempted? Why, again? Some of God’s most valuable lessons for us are found in the wilderness. And there's one reality that Jesus was quite clear about. [Organ/Choir - Lent 1]
8:30am, Sunday, February 26, 2017
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 58 secs
The disciples witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus, a mountain-top experience if ever there was one! They were told to keep this to themselves until after Jesus' resurrection. What do these stories teach us as modern witnesses to the transfigured, risen Christ? [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration of Our Lord]
8:30am, Sunday, February 19, 2017
Duration: 26 mins 21 secs
Continuing our series on the Arena of Healing, this week we examine the next two of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Today we look at peacemakers, and those who are persecuted. [Organ/Choir Epiphany 7]