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August 2022 Program Summaries

August 7, 2022 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-16; Psalm 33:12-22
“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 14, 2022 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 103:1-13; Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3; Luke 12:9-53
“Looking for Love” - Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

God is triune – three Persons, yet one God, as revealed in Scripture. We cannot fully comprehend this. But another truth from Scripture we do fully understand – the Triune God loves each one of us with a tremendous love.


August 21, 2022 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 50:1-15; Isaiah 66:18-23; Luke 13:22-30
“All or Nothing” - Sermon Text: Luke 13:22-30 - Rev. William Mueller

Jesus can often say somethings that are downright challenging. Luke 13:22-30 is no exception! What does Jesus mean when He says many will strive to enter through the door but will not be able? It appears that Jesus is taking an “all or nothing” approach. Why? Might it be that is the only way for salvation? How can our faith and Christian living be encouraged? It’s all or nothing with the one who was first, who became last for us!


August 28, 2022 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 131; Hebrews 13:1-8; Luke 14:1-14
“I Am Content” - Sermon Text: Hebrews 13:5 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

When we call our Savior “my Jesus,” we do so knowing that forgiveness of sins and eternal life is ours from Him and in Him. Because of the One “who is the same yesterday and today and forever,” I am Content!