November 2019 Program Summaries

November 3, 2019 – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost *All Saints’ Day Observed

Psalm 149; Revelation 7:2-17; 1 John 3:1-3
“God’s Israel” - Sermon Text: Revelation 7:9-10 – - Rev. Shayne Jonker

“They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Only the blood of Jesus will do. Your blood cannot cleanse sin. Nor can the sweat of your labors or the tears of your contrition. There is no such thing as sinless saints, only forgiven ones. If you say you have no sin, you're fooling yourself. Temptations abound, and sin comes all too naturally to the natural born sinner. But the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from all sin.

 

November 10, 2019 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 148; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8,13-17; Luke 20:27-40
“God Chose You” - Sermon Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

To comfort the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul reminds them, “God chose you to be saved.” God comforts us with those same words. “God chose you.” So that you may have peace, we are reminded He chose you to be with Him forever.
 

November 17, 2019 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13; Luke 21:5-28
“Don’t Get Tired!” - Sermon Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13 - Rev. Bill Mueller

With all of the pressures that Christians face today, it is easy to understand why many of us are so tired! However, God, through the words of the Apostle Paul, encourages us not to get tired! Why? Because the Lord is faithful!

 

November 24, 2019 – Last Sunday of the Church Year

Psalm 46; Colossians 1:13-20; Luke 23:39-43
“What’s Your Epitaph?” - Sermon Text: Colossians 1:18 – - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

An “epitaph” is a pithy statement that sums up a life, something you might see inscribed on a gravestone. What is the measure of your life? What’s your epitaph?