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February 2020 Program Summaries

February 2, 2020 – The Purification of Mary and The Presentation of Our Lord

Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-32
“Cleansed and Claimed” - Sermon Text: Isaiah 52:7-10 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

What does it mean to be a Christian? What rests at the heart of a Christian’s reality and experience? God answers these questions and more when Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus come to Jerusalem’s temple 40 days after His Christmas birth.

 

February 9, 2020 – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Psalm 112:1-9; Isaiah 58:6-9; Matthew 5:14-16
“Lights, Shine!” - Sermon Text: Matthew 5:14-16 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III

You, who are joined to Christ in faith, have light and are light. Jesus says to you, “Shine!” Great! But what does all of this mean?
 

February 16, 2020 – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Psalm 119:1-8; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Matthew 5:21-37
“He Is Your Life” - Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

Like the children of Israel, we are facing a future that is full of transition. For some of you, these transitions will be trying and traumatic, and for all of us, the reality of change brings with it the temptation to walk our own way. But the story of God’s action in our lives sustains us, and the Spirit of God strengthens us, and in the midst of life’s transitions, and in the face of our fear and weakness, God is always there to meet our sinful disobedience with forgiveness and life and salvation.

 

February 23, 2020 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord

Psalm 2:6-12; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
“God and Man” - Sermon Text: Matthew 17:2 - Rev. Shayne Jonker

“Jesus was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light.” Peter, James, and John saw that: Jesus, the Son of Man, in the glory of His kingdom. God of God, Light of Light. It’s Transfiguration Sunday, the last of the Epiphany Sundays, the big epiphany where we hear of Jesus shining like the sun in the presence of Moses and Elijah. It’s here that we find there’s much more to Jesus than meets the eye.