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January 2020 Program Summaries

January 5, 2020 – Second Sunday after Christmas *The Epiphany of our Lord Observed

Psalm 72:1-11; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
“The ‘Aha’ Moment” - Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

Epiphany means that in Christ and through faith in Him, we can share God’s love and forgiveness with the people God brings into our lives. And as we bear witness to what God has given us in His Son, the Holy Spirit will work, hearts will be changed, and we will see the “Aha Moments” unfold right before our very eyes.


January 12, 2020 – First Sunday after the Epiphany *The Baptism of Our Lord

Psalm 29; Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 3:13-17
“Baptized into Christ” - Sermon Text: Matthew 3:17 - Rev. Shayne Jonker

Jesus was baptized for you and for your salvation, to fulfill all righteousness on your behalf so that you, baptized into Him, might become the righteousness of God. Jesus becomes our sin in His baptism; we become His righteousness in our baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

January 19, 2020 – Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42a
“Behold, the Lamb of God” - Sermon Text: John 1:29-42a - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Who is Jesus to you? Many people have their own thoughts about this man. Some say He is a great teacher; others, a great philosopher; still others, the Son of God and Savior of the world. John the Baptist makes clear who Jesus is and what His purpose is.


January 26, 2020 – Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Psalm 27; Matthew 4:12-25
“Have No Fear!” - Sermon Text: Psalm 27 - Rev. William Mueller

There are so many things in our daily existence that can cause fear. There is one person, however, who stops fear dead in its tracks: Jesus Christ, the righteous and loving Savior! Because He is our light and our salvation, whom shall we fear?