August 2021 Program Summaries
August 1, 2021 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 145:10-21; Exodus 16:2-15; John 6:22-35
“Full Faith” - Sermon Text: John 6:22-35 - Rev. William Mueller
In John 6 we read the amazing truth about Jesus: He is the Bread of Life! This discussion comes the day after He had miraculously fed the 5,000. The crowd ate until they were full. Now Jesus gets to the heart of the matter. He is the Bread of Life so that we can have FULL FAITH in Him!
August 8, 2021 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 34:1-8; 1 Kings 19:1-8; John 6:35, 41-51
“It’s A Wonderful Life!” - Sermon Text: John 6:35, 41-51 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer
Have you lost your sense of wonder for this life? For eternal life? Jesus accomplishes extraordinary things in seemingly ordinary ways. Indeed, for the Christ-follower, It’s A Wonderful Life!
August 15, 2021 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 34:12-22; Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; John 6:51-59
“Our Rededication Pledge” - Sermon Text: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
It is always a good time to rededicate ourselves – to serving the Lord. Because of God’s gracious, saving activity in our lives we can indeed serve Him. Therefore we will pledge ourselves with renewed fervor to His service.
August 22, 2021 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 14; Isaiah 29:11-19; Mark 7:1-13
“Inspecting the House” - Sermon Text: Mark 7:6 - Rev. Thomas Eggold
God’s Word doesn’t exist to help us cover up our sins with good works and holy living. Its purpose is to expose our sins and break our hearts so that we can be built into a new house; one that is not based on keeping the Law, but on Christ who kept the Law for us so we can live with Him.
August 29, 2021 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 51:2, 7, 10-12; Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Mark 7:14-23
“Hearts Made Clean” - Sermon Text: Mark 7:14-15 - Rev. Shayne Jonker
It is not what goes into us that makes us unclean, but it is what goes into us that makes us clean. Spiritual purity comes from outside of ourselves. It is found in the undeserved kindness and mercy of God in the death of His only begotten Son Jesus. Baptismal water poured on us; forgiving Words spoken into us; Christ’s Body and Blood fed to us. Those are what make the unclean clean. God alone can do it. God alone has done it.