August 2019 Program Summaries
August 4, 2019 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 100; Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:24-26; Luke 12:13-21
“What’s In Your Wallet?” - Sermon Text: Luke 12:13-21 - Rev. James Elsner
“What's in your wallet?” goes the TV commercial asking about how you manage your wealth. Jesus had something important to say about that. He cautions about a condition in human hearts – yes, even yours!
August 11, 2019 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-16; Luke 12:22-40
“Anxious Hearts” - Sermon Text: Luke 12:34 - Rev. Shayne Jonker
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” If your stuff is what you treasure, your heart will be devoted to these things and become your gods. Thus, our Lord graciously directs us away from our idols to Himself. For He alone is reliable and can deliver us from anxiety and fear.
August 18, 2019 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 119:81-88; Luke 12:49-53
“A Special Baptism” - Sermon Text: Luke 12:49-53 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
At Christmas, the angels proclaimed, “Peace on earth!” In our Gospel, Jesus proclaims, “Fire!” “Division!” What happened to Jesus that He would tell us He has not come to give peace but division?
August 25, 2019 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 50:1-15; Hebrews 12:4-24; Luke 13:22-30
“Where Are You Standing?” - Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:4-24 - Rev. Bill Mueller
The reading in Hebrews 12 is always a challenging section of God's Word. Who enjoys struggles? Who even wants to hear that God allows various things in our life to “discipline” us? We thought God was loving! Take a closer look at where we are standing and rejoice in God's even greater love and mercy!