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July 2021 Program Summaries

July 4, 2021 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 
Strong When Weak” - Sermon Text: Mark 6:1-6 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier

We have to admit that we are weak; we don’t have total control. We cannot prevent certain things from happening which cause us suffering and grief. But the good news of the Gospel is that when we are weak, then we are strong – because of Christ’s power.

 

July 11, 2021 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 85; Amos 7:7-15; Mark 6:14-29
“Straight Lines” - Sermon Text: Amos 7:7 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

By nature, we want to stand on our own and we want our hard work to count for something. But no matter how diligent our efforts, and regardless of how we measure up to others, the plumb line of God’s perfect Law continues to reveal our shortcomings and uncover our need for help. And God uses the reversals and rejection of the world and, by the light of His Word, He works through the failings of our own sinful flesh to bring us to a place where we die, and God takes over.

 

July 18, 2021 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost  

Psalm 23; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6:30-44
“The Compassionate One” - Sermon Text: Mark 6:37a - Rev. Shayne Jonker

Jesus looks on you with compassion. You don’t always come to Him for the right reasons or with the right attitude. But He sees into that heart of yours, that heart so messed up by Sin that’s it’s all twisted in on itself. He looks at that life of yours, all the chasing and running around you’ve done to justify your own existence, and He has compassion on you.

 

July 25, 2021 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 136:1-9; Ephesians 3:14-21; Mark 6:45-56
“When in A Storm” - Sermon Text: Mark 6:45-56 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

All of life is not “smooth sailing.” “Rough waters” or “stormy weather” comes to us all. When the storms of life come, Jesus, our Savior, is there to pilot us through these challenging times.