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May 2022 Program Summaries

May 1, 2022 – Third Sunday of Easter

Psalm 30:1-5, 11-12; Revelation 5:8-14; John 21:1-14
“Jesus Cares for You” - Sermon Text: John 21:1-14 - Rev. Walter Maier III

The meeting of Jesus with his disciples by the Sea of Galilee after his resurrection shows his loving care for them. Jesus has the same kind of care for you. He who is always with you knows what you need and will provide for you.

 

May 8, 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Easter 

Psalm 23; Acts 20:17-35; John 10:22-30 
“The Shepherd’s Voice” - 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 15, 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-7; John 16:12-22
“Hearts will Rejoice!” - Sermon TextJohn 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 22, 2022 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 98; Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27; John 16:23-33 
“What’s Going On?” - Sermon TextJohn 16:23-33 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker 

When we are perplexed by the dissention in the world we Christians are comforted that our Lord Jesus has overcome the world.  In a world full of tribulation we find peace in knowing we are the Lord’s.

 

May 29, 2022 – Ascension of Our Lord Observed

Psalm 47; Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53 
“Ascended But Not Far” - Sermon TextLuke 24:44-53 - Rev. William Mueller 

The Ascension of Our Lord is, tragically, a long overlooked festival in the Church Year. Forty days after His resurrection, having accomplished all things for us and for our salvation, Jesus visibly ascended into heaven; His visible presence among us removed. Why? What are we supposed to do now? We’re still here…and Jesus calls us to be engaged in witness mission.