Month: August, 2017

A Faith Which Looks to Jesus

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Sermon by Pastor Cory J Rajek

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Sunday Morning Worship - 8/20/2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pet dogs know the right place to be at mealtime: under the table. They know you don’t need a special seat; these dogs are happy to get crumbs of “people food.” And we rejoice to receive what we don’t deserve: whatever blessings God bestows on us, disobedient sinners that we are. In the Old Testament Reading, God promises that He would call us foreigners to His table, and here we are. Even the disobedience of God’s Old Testament people has proven good for us, as we see everyone receiving mercy from a gracious God. The Canaanite woman in the Gospel saw herself in the position of a dog, trusting she would receive crumbs from the family table. But the bread crumb falling to earth she and we have received is none other than the Son of God, the Bread of Life. The crumb each of us receives is priceless! As we gather around Word and Sacrament, we get no stale food, but the nourishment we need for abundant life each day until we join saints and angels at the eternal feast in heaven.

Please join us for Sunday worship, August 13th, at 8:20 AM or 11:00 AM.  Pastor Cory J. Rajek's message is titled “A Faith Which Looks to Jesus”  based on Matthew15:20-28.

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Fear, Focus, Faith: The Savior Reaches Out in Love

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Sermon by Pastor Joshua Baumann

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Sunday Morning Worship - 8/13/2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

All of our prayer and praise is only our response to what God has said to us. Through the revealed Word of the Bible and the incarnate Word, Jesus, God has talked to us about sin and grace. Our talking back to Him, unfortunately, can be back talk, with all the negative connotations of that term. That’s when we deserve to hear the Law, as Job does in today’s Old Testament Reading. But when we have truly heard God’s gracious invitation, as Paul reminds us in the Epistle and Peter heard while in his boat, our talking back to God is humble thanks for His grace and mercy. We have the opportunity again today to hear Law and Gospel and to give God the faith-filled back talk He wants from His forgiven sons and daughters.

Please join us for Sunday worship, August 13th, at 8:20 AM or 11:00 AM.  Pastor Joshua Baumann's message is titled “Fear, Focus, Faith: The Savior Reaches Out in Love” based on Matthew 14:27.

Sunday's bulletin can be found at this Bulletins Link.


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Sustained by Christ

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017 Sermon by Pastor Joshua Baumann

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Sunday Morning Worship - 8/6/2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Our trip through Romans today continues as Paul invites us to praise God for all of His gifts that come to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Paul lists the gifts given to the Israelites: adoption, glory, covenants, the Law, worship, promises, and patriarchs. All of these gifts and more are ours through our Lord Jesus Christ, because most of us are Israelites not by flesh but by promise. So great are the gifts we receive in and through Christ that Paul expresses his distress that so many of his fellow kinsman would not believe it. He even says he would be willing to be cut off from Christ, if only his peers would welcome the ultimate gift, the Lord Jesus. Thanks be to God that, instead of Paul, Jesus was cut off even from the Father on the cross, in order to reconcile all people to Himself! Jesus gave the ultimate gift—His life—for the sake of all people. This is a gift that invites belief and grateful obedience. Thanks be to God!

Please join us for Sunday worship, August 6th, at 8:20 AM or 11:00 AM.  Pastor Joshua Baumann's message is titled "Sustained by Christ" based on Matthew 14:19-20.

Sunday's bulletin can be found at this Bulletins Link.


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