May 2019 Program Summaries
May 5, 2019 – Third Sunday of Easter
Psalm 30:1-5, 10-12; Epistle: Revelation 5:8-14; Gospel: John 21:1-14
“From Grief to Gladness” - Sermon Text: Psalm 30:1-5, 10-12 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
Grief is a very real part of our life. Each of us to a certain extent is mourning, for various reasons. The good news is that Christ came to change our grief to gladness.
May 12, 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 23; Epistle: Acts 20:17-35; Gospel: John 10:22-30
“The Voice of the Shepherd” - Sermon Text: John 10:27-28 - Rev. Thomas Eggold
Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, came to call us with the Gospel. He came to lay down His life for the sheep. He came to “seek and save that which was lost,” and in the voice of our Good Shepherd, we are drawn to the Father.
May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 148; Epistle: Revelation 21:1-7; Gospel: John 16:12-22
“Hearts Will Rejoice!” - Sermon Text: John 16:20 - Rev. Shayne Jonker
“You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.” You will have sorrow because this is a fallen world. But your sorrow will turn into joy because Jesus has taken your sorrow into Himself on the cross and to the grave. But He is risen, victorious over sin, death and the devil, and yes even your sorrow.
May 26, 2019 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 67; Gospel: John 16:23-33
“Plain Talk” - Sermon Text: John 16:23-33 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
It is refreshing when a leader gives a clear, plain, understandable answer to a question. Too often we hear nuanced responses and are left wondering what was really said, if anything at all. Jesus speaks plainly. His word and meaning are clear. So what does He have to say to you?