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October Program Summaries

October 2, 2022 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 62; Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Luke 17:1-10
"Live by Faith" - Sermon Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 - Rev. William Mueller

In a world, curture, and society that is going haywire in an exponential fashion, the cry of Habakkuk is very relevant: "How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?" The Lord anwers in a very unique way, with an even more unique message. We live by faith!

 

October 9, 2022 - Eighteenth Sunday aftet Pentecost

Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19
"Going GOD'S Way?" - Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

God cares for all, yet all do not acknowldege that it is GOD'S care. Such is the case with Jesus' healing of the 10 lepers. We learn from this miracle that there is healing and then there is HEALING. Are you GOING GOD'S WAY?

 

October 16, 2022 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 121; Genesis 32:22-30; Luke 18:1-8
"God: My Adversary?" - Sermon Text: Genesis 32:22-30 - Rev. Dr. Walther Maier III

God, in human form, wrestled with Jacob. He seemed to be Jacob's adversary or opponent. At times God may seem to be our adversary - for example, when we receive bad news or are going through difficulties. But was God really Jacob's, and is he really our, opponent?

 

October 23, 2022 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 5; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-17
"Let Them Come" - Sermon Text: Luke 18:15-17 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

Despite what our culture may teach, sin remains a reality in the world. Every single person has been born into a broken relationship with God, separated by nature, and in dire need of forgiveness. And to this desperate need Jesus said, "Let them come!"

 

October 30, 2022 - Reformation Sunday

Psalm 46; Revelation 14:6-7; John 8:31-36
"God Doesn't Change" - Sermon Text: Revelation 14:6 - Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr.

Today we celebrate the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation and we remember the founding of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Both events were all about the proclamation of the unchanging Gospel of Christ, which is the unshakable and immovable foundation of our faith. Both the Reformation and the LCMS emphasized the comforting reality that, while everything around is constantly changing, God doesn't change.