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October 2019 Program Summaries

October 6, 2019 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 62; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:1-10
“Spirit of Power” - Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 - Rev. Bill Mueller

God always gives what God’s people always need at the time it is always most effective. The Apostle Paul reminds us that God has not given us a spirit of timidity but the Spirit of Power. What does this mean? While it doesn’t mean we can leap tall buildings, it does mean God does not desert us in the midst of extreme challenges. In fact, He is with us to grow us in faith in Jesus.


October 13, 2019 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:1-10; Luke 17:11-19
“I’m Grateful” - Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

“I’m Grateful” not only is the appropriate response all the blessings of body and soul given to us by our great God, but it also has the power to change the lives of those around us and even shape the world in which we live. An attitude of “I’m Grateful” is a gift from God in response to the gifts of God, especially the “inexpressible Gift” of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

October 20, 2019 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Luke 18:1-8
“Total Protection” - Sermon Text: Psalm 121 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III

We live in a dangerous world. But Psalm 121 assures us that we have total protection from God. The good news is that God guards us in all aspects of our life.


October 27, 2019 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost *Reformation Observed

Psalm 46; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36
“Trust in Jesus” - Sermon Text: John 8:31 - Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, Jr.

The Reformation was a miracle done purely by God’s grace, which returned the church’s focus to faith in Jesus Christ. Today the church is struggling in the United States with continuing decline. But that is nothing new, as John 8:31-26 shows us. The basic message has been the same yesterday, today, and into the future: Trust in Jesus.