July 2020 Program Summaries
July 5, 2020 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 145:1-14; Romans 7:14-25a; Matthew 11:25-30
“Rest for Your Souls” - Sermon Text: Matthew 11:25-30 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
In life, we “labor and are heavy laden.” Jesus says in Him, “You will find rest for your souls.” Join us as we talk about the rest we find in Jesus.
July 12, 2020 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 65:9-13; Isaiah 55:10-13; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
“Sowers of the Word” - Sermon Text: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 - Rev. William Mueller
The Parable of the Sower is one of our Lord’s most familiar parables. It begs us to answer two questions. First, what kind of a job of sowing the Word of God have we been doing? Second, what is the condition of our “soil”? Are we guilty of crowding out the message of Jesus or are we eager and ready to hear? He who has ears, let him hear!
July 19, 2020 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 119:57-64; Romans 8:28-39; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
“Would-Be Weed-Puller?” - Sermon Text: Matthew 13:30 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer
Are you a Would-Be Weed-Puller? Is there that certain someone or situation that drives you to the point of wanting to give up, to remove the offending party? Our God is a patient God and His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, patiently endured suffering, even to the point of death, to give us eternal life! When tempted to be a “weed-puller,” never forget that our loving God does some of His greatest work at the point where we are ready to rid ourselves of people and predicaments.
July 26, 2020 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 125; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 13:44-52
“Never Separated” - Sermon Text: Romans 8:35-39 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
No one and nothing can separate us from Christ’s love. This means that despite all the suffering and grief we go through in life, we will be conquerors. Not only that - we will be more than conquerors.