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September 2022 Program Summaries

September 4, 2022 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 1; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Luke 14:25-35
"God's People of Salt" - Sermon Text Luke 14:34a - Rev. Walter Maier III

The combination of two elements, sodium and chlorine, results in sodium chloride – common table salt. One use of salt is as a preservative to prevent the spoiling or corrupting of food. We, as believers, are God’s people of salt, whom he uses to counteract corrupting influences of the unbelieving world. God has made us spiritual salt by a combination of two elements.


September 11, 2022 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 119:169-176; Ezekiel 34:11-24; Luke 15:1-10
"The Seeking of the Shepherd" - Sermon Text: Luke 15:4-5 - Rev. Thomas A. Eggold

The words of this parable are words of joy. They are the words of a Shepherd who searches out the lost; they are the words of a Savior who seeks sinners; they are the words of a God who wants nothing more than to bring His people home and who died to do it.


September 18, 2022 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 113; Amos 8:4-7; Luke 16:1-15
"Shrewd Faith" - Sermon Text: Luke 16:15b - Rev. Shayne M. Jonker

In the end, when the wealth of this world fails, when the global economy collapses under the weight of its own greed, when the idol of wealth is finally exposed as the worthless fraud that it is, when you have lost everything including your own life, there at the end is only Jesus who will not fail you, welcoming you into an eternal dwelling that He won for you by trading out His life for your life.


September 25, 2022 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 146; Amos 6:1-7; Luke 16:19-31
"Focus on Christ" - Sermon Text: Luke 16:19-31 - Rev. Paul E. Shoemaker

The rich man focused on the things of this world to give meaning and pleasure to life. True meaning and pleasure is to be found in Christ and in Him alone. Through Scripture alone (God’s Word alone), He brings us to faith and keeps us in the faith.