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November 2021 Program Summaries

November 7, 2021 – All Saints’ Day 

Psalm 149; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 
“What Is and What Will Be!” - Sermon Text: 1 John 3:1-3 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer  

God, in His amazing love, adopts us as His children right now in Jesus Christ. And He doesn’t stop there. He continues to mold and shape us so that more and more we reflect His image. Children of God live in two realities—what is our status now as His children (warts and all) and what will be in an eternity where we serve and celebrate in “everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness.”   

 

November 14, 2021 – Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14; Mark 13:1-13 
“The Sacrifice, the Reign” - Sermon Text: Hebrews 10:11-14 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III 

Christ offered up a single sacrifice for the sins of the world, and then he sat down at the right hand of God the Father. Both of these truths are good news for us and mean much for our life each day. 

 

November 21, 2021 – The Last Sunday of the Church Year   

Psalm 93; Isaiah 51:4-6; Mark 13:24-37 
“Watch Friends” - Sermon Text: Mark 13:35-37 - Rev. Thomas Eggold  

Jesus came to make us ready, and he did it by taking on human flesh and, with it, He took on our selfishness, and He took on our doubt, and He took on our impatience. He took these sins and with them He went to the Cross, and He did all of this so that we would be prepared for what comes next. In the death of Jesus Christ, God punished the sins that separated us from Him, and in His resurrection, He made us ready! 

 

November 28, 2021 – The First Sunday in Advent   

Psalm 89:6, 14-16, 18, Antiphon: Zechariah 9:9; Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 19:28-40 
“Your Coming King” - Sermon Text: Zechariah 9:9 - Rev. Shayne Jonker 

Your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation. He came once in humility to die and rise. He comes now to bless, to forgive, to make you His own, and give you a share in His life and royalty. He comes to establish His reign, not on earth, but in the hearts of men, turning hearts in faith toward Him and to the Father.