November 2022 Program Summaries
November 6, 2022 - All Saints Day
Psalm 149; Daniel 1:1-4; 17-21; Matthew 5:1-12
"Conversational Witnesses" - Sermon Text: Daniel 1:17-20 - Rev. Michael Zeigler
How do we share our faith in everyday life? Learn from three Old Testament saints how competence in our callings, contextualizing our conversations, and care for our conversation partners reflect Christ's own compassion.
November 13, 2022 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 98; Malachi 4:1-6; Luke 21:5-28
"Redemption Draws Near" - Sermon Text: Luke 21:5-28 - Rev. Shayne Jonker
Just when things are at their worst and you are left with literally nothing in this world, precisely then, "straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption draws near." Jesus is near now, in Word and Supper, and soon in visible glory, and with Him there is redemption, forgiveness of sin, and eternal life.
November 20, 2022 - Sunday of the Fulfillment
Psalm 46; Colossians 1:13-20; Luke 23:27-43
"The Great Triumph" - Sermon Text: Colossians 1:13-20 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
Sometimes all seems lost. That is how it appeared to people who saw Jesus on the cross. This was not a defeat but the road to the greatest triumph over all; over sin, death, and the grave.
November 27, 2022 - First Sunday in Advent
Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44
"Caught in the Flow" - Sermon Text: Isaiah 2:1-5 - Rev. William Mueller
A new church year begins with the First Sunday in Advent. We hear the prophecy from Isaiah about swords beaten into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. How is this accomplished? And how can we be caught in the flow to the mountain of the house of the Lord?