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September 2021 Program Summaries

September 5, 2021 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 146; Isaiah 35:4-7a; Mark 7:31-37
All Things Well” - Sermon Text: Mark 7:31-37 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Isaiah foretold of the Messiah who would perform many miraculous signs and wonders. Those signs and wonders were performed by Jesus. These actions clearly identify Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

 

September 12, 2021 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 116:1-9; Isaiah 50:4-10; Mark 9:14-29
“I Believe…Help!” - Sermon Text: Mark 9:14-29 - Rev. William Mueller

How well prepared are we to handle the moments of crisis in faith? What are we going to do when prayers aren’t answered? What are we going to do when we realize there is a depth requirement to our faith, and we appear to be coming up rather shallow? There is good news for us in this account of an exasperated Father and an ever-compassionate Savior!

 

September 19, 2021 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  

Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:10; Mark 9:30-37
“Driven by Fear or Faith?” - Sermon Text: Mark 9:35-37 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

What animates your life – fear or faith? Jesus’ disciples attempt to overcome their fear by seeking temporal greatness. Jesus shows them a better way, His way, a way that leads to a life that never ends.

 

September 26, 2021 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Psalm 104:27-34; James 5:13-18; Mark 9:42-50
“Powerful Prayer” - Sermon Text: James 5:13-18 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier

Do you sometimes think that your praying is useless? Wrong! The prayer of a believer is powerful. God always hears and answers that prayer, and in the best possible way.