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November 2020 Program Summaries

November 1, 2020 – All Saints’ Day

Psalm 149; 1 John 3:2; Matthew 5:1-12
“What We Will Be” - Sermon Text: 1 John 3:2 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

We are purified with the hope of an eternity with Christ and with all who have gone before us. This Gospel message not only purifies us; it prepares us to live our present lives as God’s children, knowing exactly what we are going to be.

 

November 8, 2020 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
“Foolishness and Wisdom” - Sermon Text: Matthew 25:13 - Rev. Shayne Jonker

To live as the wise in faith is to live in the hope and expectation of Jesus’ coming Day, whether that Day is today, tomorrow, or the next day. You can live and sleep and die in the confidence of Him who once came for you by manger and cross, who now comes to you by Word and Supper, and who will come again in glory on the Last Day to raise you from the dead to eternal life.

 

November 15, 2020 – Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
“Investing Your Gifts” - Sermon Text: Matthew 25:14-30 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Each of us has been blessed by God with gifts and abilities. How we use them is our gift to God. How are you investing the gifts God has entrusted to your care?

 

November 22, 2020 – Last Sunday of the Church Year

Psalm 95:1-7a; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46
“In Order” - Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 - Rev. William Mueller

The return of Jesus Christ, and the subsequent end of this age, is not something that should frighten us. Instead, the return of Jesus Christ causes us to long and hope for His return! As we wait, we also rejoice in Jesus’ resurrection because His resurrection guarantees all things are in order, and we will rise again!

 

November 29, 2020 – First Sunday in Advent

Psalm 80:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:32-37
“The Happiness Watch” - Sermon Text: Mark 13:37 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

Remembering that life is short can positively affect you and those around you. The Happiness Watch begins our Advent preparation for Christmas with a faith-filled focus on the end times, including our own physical death, which God can use to transform our lives as we await the coming of our Christmas Savior.