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July 2022 Program Summaries

July 3, 2022 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 66:1-7; Isaiah 66:10-14; Luke 10:1-20
“Tell the Family Story” - Sermon Text: Luke 10:1-20 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Remember listening to your grandparents tell you stories of their childhood? Those stories delighted us and gave us a sense of who we are. We have a story to tell. It is the story of Jesus. It is the story of God’s eternal love and assures us that our “names are written in heaven.”

 

July 10, 2022 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 41; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 
“Are You Sure?” - Sermon Text: Colossians 1:1-14 - Rev. William Mueller

At the beginning of his letter to the Colossian Christians, the Apostle Paul uses some very lofty words to describe the Colossians (and, by extension, us as well). But surely, upon closer examination, couldn’t Paul be guilty of stretching the truth just a bit? Is there a stretching of the truth about us?

 

July 17, 2022 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 27:7-14; Colossians1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42
“Rightly Ordered Love” - Sermon TextLuke 10:41-42 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

“I feel as if I’m being pulled in a dozen directions,” is a common lament in today’s world. Jesus knows these directions and, in fact, has given us a myriad of things to enjoy in this world. By listening to His voice, we learn to love these gifts in the right order.

 

July 24, 2022 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 138; Genesis 18:20-33; Luke 11:1-13
“Pray Like Abraham” - Sermon TextGenesis 18:20-33 - Rev. Walter Maier III

How are we to pray? Learn from Abraham! Let us pray humbly, but also confidently, boldly, and persistently.

 

July 31, 2022 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 100; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 
“Rich Toward God” - Sermon TextLuke 12:15 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

There is no life in the abundance of possessions, but through the undeserved forgiveness of the crucified and risen Christ and in the love of a Father who has graciously given you all things, you will live forever! And these are riches in which you can rejoice.