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May 2020 Program Summaries

May 3, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-4, 10-11
“The Shepherd and His Sheep” - Sermon Text: John 10:1-4, 10-11 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He bestows on His sheep life – life in abundance. What is this life, and how do you know that you are a sheep of Christ?

 

May 10, 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 146; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
“The One Person” - Sermon Text: John 14:2-3 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

Today, as we hear the words of promise from God’s own mouth…the promise of a place for us in the presence of our Lord and Savior is the greatest message we could ever hear. And there is no question that the one person who has done more for you than anyone in the world is Jesus. He went where we could not follow to make a way that we could never find on our own. By His death, your sin has been forgiven, and in His resurrection, your place has been prepared.
 

May 17, 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 119:89-93, 105; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
“Another Helper” - Sermon Text: John 14:16 - Rev. Shayne Jonker

In His Ascension, Jesus has disappeared from our sight, but He has not left us. Remember He said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” And indeed He does, He comes to you in, with, and under the Word of God, the waters of baptism, and the Bread and Wine of His Supper. And He sends the Holy Spirit from the Father to be your Helper and Comforter in this in-between time of not-seeing yet believing and waiting for His glorious return.

 

May 24, 2020 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/The Ascension of our Lord Observed

Psalm 47; Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53
“With Great Joy” - Sermon Text: Luke 24:44-53 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

When Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples returned to Jerusalem “with great joy.” Why such joy since Jesus, their risen Savior, had just left them?

 

May 31, 2020 – The Day of Pentecost

Psalm 25; Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39
“Hear Love’s Language” - Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-21 - Rev. William Mueller

The Day of Pentecost is the birthday celebration of the Christian Church. The Holy Spirit miraculously moved the disciples of Jesus to speak in different languages so that people from around the world could learn more about Jesus. The same Spirit today moves and works among us so that we also hear the language of love!