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October 2020 Program Summaries

October 4, 2020 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 80:7-19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 
“Garbage and the Cross” - Sermon Text: Philippians 3:4b-14 - Rev. William Mueller 

When push comes to shove, what are you going to trust? Will you put your trust and hope in what you can accomplish or in what Jesus Christ has already done for us and graciously gives to us? 

 

October 11, 2020 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 23; Isaiah 25:6-9; Matthew 22:1-14 
“Don’t Give Up!” - Sermon Text: Psalm 23:6 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer 

As you consider your sin and struggle with the burden of guilt that we all bear, today’s reading will bring you the promise that, because of the atoning work of Jesus Christ, the Master has canceled your debt and welcomed you into His kingdom. And now, because of this unfathomable gift of grace you and I can forgive our brother or sister from the heart. 

 

October 18, 2020 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 
“Heaven and Earth” - Sermon Text: Matthew 22:15-22- Rev. Paul Shoemaker 

The kingdom of this world will always be tainted by sin. But the kingdom of God will only know perfection. We are not to confuse the two kingdoms as we look forward to the day when we will live forever in God’s eternal kingdom.   

 

October 25, 2020 – Reformation Sunday 

Psalm 46; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36 
“Gospel Certainty” - Sermon Text: Romans 3:19-28 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III 

We are completely certain about very little in life. But we can and do have total certainty about the most important matter – our salvation. This is Gospel certainty.