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Whole Service for December 31, 2019 New Year's Eve
Sermon only for December 31, 2019 New Year's Eve
Hymns: 110, 118, 123 and 660
Epistle Reading: II Timothy 4:14-18
Gospel Reading: Luke 12:4-9

Sermon Text: Hebrews 13:14
Sermon Theme: Heaven is Our Home
  I: "Here have we no continuing city"
  II: "We seek one to come"



Whole Service for December 29, 2019 The Sunday after Christmas
Sermon only for December 29, 2019 The Sunday after Christmas
Hymns: 92, 107, 109 and 264
Sermon Text: Jude 1:17-21
Sermon Theme: Persevering in the Faith in These Last Evil Days of the World
  I: Wickedness shall abound in these last days of the world
  II: We must continue in the love of God by faith and prayer through the power of His Word

Sermon Text for New Year's Eve: Hebrews 13:14

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: James 4:13-17
Epistle Reading: I Peter 4:12-19
Gospel Reading: Matthew 2:13-23

Sunday School Lesson: The Presentation of Jesus ( Luke 2:21-40 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" ( Galatians 4:4-5 )
  Bible Quiz: The Ammonites, against whom King Saul fought ( I Samuel 11:11 ) were the descendants of which man that lived at the time of Abraham?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: When he mourned the death of Abner ( II Samuel 3:35-37 )



Whole Service for December 22, 2019 The Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 22, 2019 The Fourth Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 3, 27, 55 and 62
Sermon Text: I Timothy 1:12-17
Sermon Theme: The Purpose of Christ's First Advent: To Save Sinners
  I: Christ came to save unworthy sinners
  II: God is to be given all the glory for our salvation

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Jude 1:17-21
Epistle Reading: Galatians 4:1-7
Gospel Reading: Luke 2:33-40

Sunday School Lesson: The Birth of Jesus ( Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "She shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins" ( Matthew 1:21 )
  Bible Quiz: On what occasion did it please the people to see Hing David sorrowing and refusing to eat?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Genesis 48:13-20



Whole Service for December 15, 2019 The Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 15, 2019 The Third Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 10, 73, 61 and 64
Sermon Text: I Corinthians 3:11-17
Sermon Theme: The Comfort and Joy We Christians Have in the PResent and Future Advents (Comings) of Christ
  I: With our faith built on Christ, we are ready for His future advent on the Last Day
  II: As the templle of God, we Christians enjoy the present-day advent of Christ within us

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Timothy 1:12-17
Epistle Reading: Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel Reading: John 1:19-28

Sunday School Lesson: The Birth of John ( Luke 1:57-80 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" ( Matthew 11:28 )
  Bible Quiz: In Genesis 25:23 the Lord said that the younger son (Jacob) would be more greatly blessed than his older brother (Esau). Where do we learn that something similar was done with two of Jacob's grandsons?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ziba ( II Samuel 9:9-10 )



Whole Service for December 8, 2019 The Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 8, 2019 The Second Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 18, 285, 66 and 373
Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-6
Sermon Theme: God has Predestinated Us to Heaven through Christ
  I: We were chosen in Christ before the world was made
  II: All praise must go to God alone for our predestination

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 3:11-17
Epistle Reading: I Corinthians 4:1-5
Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:2-10

Sunday School Lesson: Announcement of Jesus' Birth ( Luke 1:26-56 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He that hath My Word, let him speak My word faithfully" ( Jeremiah 23:28 )
  Bible Quiz: Whom did King David appoint to take care of the land that belonged to Saul's family?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Samuel ( I Samuel 16:1 )



Whole Service for December 1, 2019 The First Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 1, 2019 The First Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 64, 394, 70 and 289
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Sermon Theme: The Gospel, Not the Law, Has the Power to Bring Us to God and Put His Word in Our Hearts
  I: The covenant of the Law, given by God through Moses, can only condemn us
  II: Only the covenant of the Gospel, given through Christ, Brings us forgiveness

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 1:3-6
Epistle Reading: Romans 15:4-13
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:25-36

Sunday School Lesson: Announcement of John's Birth ( Luke 1:5-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly" ( Romans 16:20 )
  Bible Quiz: Whom did the Lord take to task when he continued to sorrow over King Saul?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Matthew 23:2-3



Whole Service for November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Sermon only for November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Hymns: 30, 39, 34 and 36
Sermon Text: John 6:24-29
Sermon Theme: Of All the Blessings God Gives Us, Let Us Be Most Thankful for the Spiritual Ones
  I: Some are interested in God only because they want Him to increase their earthly blessings
  II: True Christians know the exceedingly greater value of the spiritual blessings He gives



Whole Service for November 24, 2019 The Last Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 24, 2019 The Last Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 237, 446, 609 and 611
Sermon Text: Luke 12:35-43
Sermon Theme: Christ Wants Us to Wait for His Second Coming Like Faithful Servants
  I: He will return at an unexpected time
  II: The faithful servants will be ready for His return

Sermon Text for Thanksgiving Day: John 6:24-29
Epistle Reading: I Timothy 2:1-8
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:11-19

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Epistle Reading: Romans 13:11-14
Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:1-9

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory" ( Matthew 25:31 )
  Bible Quiz: Find a reference in the Bible where Jesus tells His disciples to obey corrupt and hypocritical religious leaders when their commands are Scriptuaral
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: God caused a dead man to come to life after touching the bones of Elisha ( II Kings 13:20-21 )



Whole Service for November 17, 2019 The Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 17, 2019 The Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 32, 469, 405 and 362
Sermon Text: Luke 9:57-62
Sermon Theme: The Lord and His Kingdom Should Always Come First
  I: Putting God before the comforts of this life
  II: Putting God before earthly responsibilities
  III: Putting God before our family and friends

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 12:35-43
Epistle Reading: I Thessalonians 5:1-11
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:1-13

Sunday School Lesson: JosephForgives His Brothers ( Genesis 42-45 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts" ( Galatians 5:24 )
  Bible Quiz: What miracle did God perform through the Prophet Elisha, after that prophet was already dead?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Belshazzar ( Daniel 5 )



Whole Service for November 10, 2019 The Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 10, 2019 The Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 20, 444, 364 and 628
Sermon Text: Mark 10:13-16
Sermon Theme: Jesus Wants Children to be Brought to Him
  I: He specifically commands that children be allowed to come to Him
  II: He is much displeased with those who would hinder them
  III: He bestows His gracious blessings upon the children that are brought to Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 9:57-62
Epistle Reading: Philppians 1:3-11
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:23-35

Sunday School Lesson: Joseph - Ruler of Egypt ( Genesis 39-41 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved" ( Matthew 24:13 )
  Bible Quiz: To what unbeliever did God give a message of judgment in the form of a writing on the wall?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The chief captain" ( Acts 21:37-38 )



Whole Service for November 3, 2019 Reformation Sunday
Sermon only for November 3, 2019 Reformation Sunday
Hymns: 30, 412, 379 and 375
Sermon Text: John 2:13-17
Sermon Theme: Christian Zeal Fights against Error in the Church
  I: Sinful humans can do bad things in Christian churches
  II: Christian zeal fights for purity in doctrine and practice

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 10:13-16
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 6:10-17
Gospel Reading: John 4:46-54

Sunday School Lesson: The Boy Joseph ( Genesis 37 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "A man is justified by faith without the deeds of the Law" ( Romans 3:28 )
  Bible Quiz: Who mistook the Apostle Paul for being a troublemaker from Egypt
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Isaiah 65:24



Whole Service for October 27, 2019 The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 27, 2019 The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 30, 412, 379 and 375
Sermon Text: John 9:24-41
Sermon Theme: "Who Then Can Be Saved?"
  I: By the powers of man, salvation is impossible
  II: With God alone is the salvation of sinful man possible

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 2:13-17
Epistle Reading: Revelation 14:6-7
Gospel Reading: Matthew 12:12-15

Sunday School Lesson: Jacob's Flight ( Genesis 25:20-34; 27:1-29:14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "There is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" ( I Timothy 2:5 )
  Bible Quiz: Find a Bible passage that tells us that sometimes God answers our prayers even before we pray them.
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The Edomites were descendants fof Edom, Esau ( Genesis 36:1 ), the brother of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel ( Genesis 32:28 )



Note the audio was lost for the last third of the sermon
Whole Service for October 20, 2019 The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 20, 2019 The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 37, 233, 290 and 377
Sermon Text: Mark 10:17-27
Sermon Theme: "Who Then Can Be Saved?"
  I: By the powers of man, salvation is impossible
  II: With God alone is the salvation of sinful man possible

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 9:24-41
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 4:22-28
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:1-8

Sunday School Lesson: Isaac's Marriage ( Genesis 24 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" ( I John 1:8-9 )
  Bible Quiz: How were the Edomites related to the Israelites?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The officers of the Children of Israel" ( Exodus 5:14 )



Whole Service for October 13, 2019 The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 13, 2019 The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 23, 464, 365 and 295
Sermon Text: Matthew 12:1-8
Sermon Theme: Jesus Gives Instruction about the Ceremonial Law and the Moral Law
  I: The Ceremonial Law was never intended to supersede the Moral
  II: Only the Moral Law is binding upon all people of all time

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 10:17-27
Epistle Reading: I Cor 1:4-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:34-46

Sunday School Lesson: Abraham's Faith Tested ( Genesis 21:1-8; 22:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" ( John 12:48 )
  Bible Quiz: Who were physically punished when the Israelites failed to meet their quota of bricks for Pharaoh?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof ( II kings 2:12; 13:1 )4 )



Whole Service for October 6, 2019 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 6, 2019 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 16, 250, 522 and 297
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:25-30
Sermon Theme: God Gives Spiritual Peace and Rest in the Gospel
  I: This peace and rest is hidden from those who are wise in their own conceits
  II: This peace and rest is revealed to spiritual babes - to the humble

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 12:1-8
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6
Gospel Reading: Luke 14:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: Abram and Lot ( Genesis 13:1-15:6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "In heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven" ( Matthew 18:10 )
  Bible Quiz: When Elisha was approaching death, what words were said about him that were the same as what he had said about his mentor?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: I Corinthians 15:3-4



Whole Service for September 29, 2019 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 29, 2019 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 243, 414, 426 and 457
Sermon Text: John 11:1-11
Sermon Theme: God Answers Our Prayers in His Own Way and at His Own Time
  I: It may seem like God will not answer our prayers
  II: God's answers are best, and His timing is perfect

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 11:25-30
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 3:13-21
Gospel Reading: Luke 7:11-17

Sunday School Lesson: The Call of Abram ( Genesis 11:27-12:8 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them" ( Revelation 14:13 )
  Bible Quiz: Where does the Apostle Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthians, emphasize that both the death and resurrection of Christ were foretold in the Old Testament?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Annas was his faather in law ( John 18:13 )



Whole Service for September 22, 2019 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 22, 2019 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 1, 227, 38 and 518
Sermon Text: John 5:1-14
Sermon Theme: Jesus Provides Help for All Our Needs
  I: He extends mercy to us in our physical needs
  II: He counsels and guides us for our spiritual welfare

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 11:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: The Flood ( Genesis 6:1-9:17 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?" ( Romans 10:14 )
  Bible Quiz: Prove from Scripture that Caiaphas (the high priest who condemned Jesus as a blasphemer) was married?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Onesimus ( Philemon verses 10-17 )



Whole Service for September 15, 2019 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 15, 2019 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 3, 295, 394 and 385
Sermon Text: John 8:31-36
Sermon Theme: If We Continue in God's Word of Truth, We shall be Free
  I: Freedom from the wages of sin
  II: Freedom from the slavery of sin

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 5:1-14

Sunday School Lesson: Cain and Abel ( Genesis 4:1-16 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "In all places where I record My name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee" ( Exodus 20:24 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the runaway slave whom the Apostle Paul returned to his master?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death" ( II Chronicles 26:14, 15, 21 )



Whole Service for September 8, 2019 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 8, 2019 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 2, 289, 357 and 334
Sermon Text: none
Sermon Theme: Confirmation of Kayla Natterer

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 8:31-36

Sunday School Lesson: Paradise and the Fall ( Genesis 2:8-17; chapter 3 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation" ( Romans 13:2 )
  Bible Quiz: The king of Judah who made war machines to shoot arrows and large stones died in what condition?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Three years ( Exodus 7:7 )



Whole Service for September 1, 2019 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 1, 2019 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 17, 284, 380 and 617
Sermon Text: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Theme: Only Those Who Value the Forgiveness of Sins Will Show True Love for the Lord
  I. Those who are penitent appreciate the forgiveness of sins
  II. Such appreciation is shown in works of love

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: none Confirmation

Sunday School Lesson: The Creation ( Genesis 1-2:7; 2:18-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" ( I Corinthians 15:51-52 )
  Bible Quiz: How much older was Aaron than Moses?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz:Luke 17:3-4



Whole Service for August 25, 2019 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 25, 2019 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 27, 224, 419 and 611
Sermon Text: Matthew 23:24-39
Sermon Theme: Jesus Describes the Wickedness and Condemnation of Hypocrites
  I. The scribes and Pharisees presented themselves as godly individuals, but were not at all
  II. Their punishment will be most dreadful indeed

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: none Confirmation

Sunday School Lesson: The Return from Exile ( Ezra chapters 1-6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His" ( II Timothy 2:19 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in the Gospel of Luke are we told that we are to forgive a person if he repents?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Pharisee ( Acts 23:6 )



Whole Service for August 18, 2019 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 18, 2019 The Ninhth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 4, 444, 412 and 347
Sermon Text: Matthew 13:44-46
Sermon Theme: The Gospel of Christ is Our Priceless Treasure
  I. All people by nature are ignorant of the great treasure contained in the Gospel
  II. When a person finds the treasure of the Gospel by faith, its extremely great value is recognized

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 23:24-39

Sunday School Lesson: Daniel in the Lion's Den ( Daniel chapter 6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "This is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us" ( I John 5:14 )
  Bible Quiz: To what religious group did the father of the Apostle Paul belong?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Epaphroditus ( Philippians 2:25-27 )



Whole Service for August 11, 2019 The Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 11, 2019 The Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 18, 234, 261 and 464
Sermon Text: Matthew 12:46-50
Sermon Theme: Our Spiritual Family is More Important than Our Biological Family
  I. Our relationship with our fellow Christians in this spiritual family
  II. Our relationship with God in this spiritual family

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 13:44-46

Sunday School Lesson: The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace ( Daniel chapter 3 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me" ( Psalm 51:5 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man, mentioned in the epistle to the Philippians, whose death would have brought much sadness upon the Apostle Paul?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Saul or Paul ( Acts 9:18 )



Whole Service for August 4, 2019 The Seventh Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 4, 2019 The Seventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 15, 404, 360 and 411
Sermon Text: Mark 4:26-29
Sermon Theme: God is Working Behind the Scenes throughout a Christian's Life and Death
  I. When a person becomes a Christian and grows in his faith, it is the Lord who brings this about
  II. When a Christian's life of service is over, it is the Lord who brings his earthly existence to an end and takes him home to heaven

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 12:46-50

Sunday School Lesson: Jonah ( Jonah chapters 1-4 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin" ( James 4:17 )
  Bible Quiz: Who received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism right after having his blindness healed?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: one month ( I Kings 5:13-14 )



Whole Service for July 28, 2019 The Sixth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 28, 2019 The Sixth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 239, 405, 375 and 378
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:28-32
Sermon Theme: Important Points of Contrast Between True Christians and Hupocrites
  I. Hypocrites do not truly serve God in faith and love; but true Christians do
  II. Hypocrites will not be taken to heaven; but true Christians will

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 4:26-29

Sunday School Lesson: Naaman and Elisha ( II Kings 5 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come" ( Psalm 65:2 )
  Bible Quiz: When Solomon sent men to cut down trees to be used for the temple, how much time did he require them to do that work during a stretch of three months?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Silvanus and Timotheus ( II Cor. 1:19 )



Whole Service for July 21, 2019 The Fifth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 21, 2019 The Fifth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 237, 410, 358 and 523
Sermon Text: Luke 9:18-26
Sermon Theme: As Christ Expected to Suffer, We Should Also Expect to Suffer
  I. As the promised Messiah, Jesus knew that He would suffer
  II. If we follow Christ, then we should expect to suffer

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 21:28-32

Sunday School Lesson: Elijah and Ball ( I Kings 18 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins " ( Acts 10:43 )
  Bible Quiz: Who were the other two men specifically mentioned in II Corinthians by the Apostle Paul who also preached to the Corinthians?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: James 5:17



Whole Service for July 14, 2019 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 14, 2019 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 244, 657, 412, and 417
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:13-16
Sermon Theme: The People Who Know Us Should Know that We Are Christians
  I. We Christians are to be like "salt" and "light" in this world
  II. We are to show others our faith by our works

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 9:18-26

Sunday School Lesson: King Solomon ( I Kings 1-3; I Chron. 29:20-25 14-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "There is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" ( Romans 3:22-24 )
  Bible Quiz:Where in the Bible are we told that the Prophet Elijah had the same kinds of inclinations that we find in ourselves?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: II Samuel 1:5-16; 4:8-12



Whole Service for July 7, 2019 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 7, 2019 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 238, 263, 324, and 378
Sermon Text: Luke 15:11-32
Sermon Theme: God Wants All Sinners to Repent and Receive His Grace
  I. A Christian can lose his faith, following after sin
  II. Such a person can still be recovered from his sins
  III. The Lord will graciously receive the penitent sinner for Christ's sake

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 5:13-16

Sunday School Lesson: Absalom's Rebellion ( II Samuel 14-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them" ( II Corinthians 5:19 )
  Bible Quiz: On what two occasions did David kill those who thought they were bringing him news that would please him?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Upon the first day of the week: ( I Cor 16:1-2 )



June 30, 2019 service was a recording, while Pastor and others went to the convention.


Whole Service for June 23, 2019 The First Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for June 23, 2019 The First Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 240, 399, 423, and 473
Sermon Text: Matthew 13:31-35
Sermon Theme: Jesus Foretells the Growth and Spread of His Church with Two Parables
  I. The Church has grown down through the centuries
  II. The Church has spread throughout the whole world
  III. The reason Jesus taught through parables

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: unknown

Sunday School Lesson: David and Gooliath ( I Samuel 17 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases " ( Psalm 103:2-3 )
  Bible Quiz: When did the Apostle Paul advise Christians to set aside money for charitable giving?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The doctrine of the resurrection of the dead ( Matthew 22:31-32 )



Whole Service for June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday
Sermon only for June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday
Hymns: 243, 250, 245, and 237
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon Theme: Christ Declares Himself to Be True God with the Father and the Holy Ghost
  I. Jesus posesses all the power of God
  II. Jesus is the second person of the Trinity
  III. Jesus is always present everywhere
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 13:31-35

Sunday School Lesson: Saul, Israel's First King ( I Samuel 8-15 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The grace of the Lord Jesus, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all" ( II Cor. 13:14 )
  Bible Quiz: What doctrine does Jesus prove on the basis of Exodus 3:6?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Tertius ( Romans 16:22 )



Whole Service for June 9, 2019 Pentecost
Sermon only for June 9, 2019 Pentecost
Hymns: 227, 229, 235, and 226
Sermon Text: John 14:15-21
Sermon Theme: The Comforting Message of Pentecost for All True Christians
  I. God is always with us
  II. God loves us

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 28:16-20

Sunday School Lesson: Pentecost ( Acts 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God" ( I Cor. 6:11 )
  Bible Quiz: Though the Apostle Paul is the one that the Holy Ghost used to convey His written Word in a letter to the Christians in Rome ( Romans 1:1-7 ), yet there was another man who assisted Paul by doing the actual writing. What was the name of that other man?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: John 9:6-7, 35-38



Whole Service for June 2, 2019 Exaudi, The Sunday After the Ascension
Sermon only for June 2, 2019 Exaudi, The Sunday After the Ascension
Hymns: 546, 394, 212, and 264
Sermon Text: John 17:11-26
Sermon Theme: Jesus' High-Priestly Prayer for His Disciples
  I. Jersus prays that God would keep His disciples from evil in this world
  II. Jesus prays that God would bless their work and bring abut true unity through the proclamation of His Word
  III. Jesus prays that the disciples would be taken to heaven by faith in Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 14:15-21

Sunday School Lesson: The Ascension of Jesus ( Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-21; Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:2-12 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "[Christ] is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us" ( Romans 8:34 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in Scripture are we told about a blind man who was first brought to physical sight, and then afterwards to faith in Jesus?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: When he was preaching in the presence of King Agrippa ( Acts 26:27-29 )



Whole Service for May 26, 2019 Rogate, The Fifth Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for May 26, 2019 Rogate, The Fifth Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 38, 408, 459, and 457
Sermon Text: Luke 11:5-13
Sermon Theme: "We are to Pray with Persistence and with Confidence in God's Gracious Answer
  I. God wants us to be persistent in praying
  II. God promises to answer all our prayers
  III. His answer will always be for our good

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 17:11-26

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus and the Chidren ( Matthew 18:1-6, 10; 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee" ( Matthew 9:2 )
  Bible Quiz: When did St. Paul express a wish that others would be just like him, except for one thing?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: More than 40 people swore that they would not eat or drink until they had killed the Apostle Paul ( Acts 23:12-14 )



Whole Service for May 19, 2019 Cantate, The Fourth Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for May 19, 2019 Cantate, The Fourth Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 14, 398, 356, and 346
Sermon Text: John 6:60-69
Sermon Theme: "We Must Never be Offended at the Words of Our Savior"
  I. Certain disciples of Jesus take offense at His teachings and stop following Him
  II. If a person departs from Christ, he is departing from the Son of God and his only Savior

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 11:5-13

Sunday School Lesson: The Parable of the Sower ( Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter" ( Proverbs 11:13 )
  Bible Quiz: On what occasion did a large group of people make a sinful oath, which (if they kept that oath) would have resulted in their death?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The Apostle Paul ( Acts 19:11-12 )



Whole Service for May 12, 2019 Jubilate, The Third Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for May 12, 2019 Jubilate, The Third Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 13, 400, 364, and 421
Sermon Text: John 12:20-26
Sermon Theme: "We Would See Jesus"
  I. Certain Greeks wanted to see Jesus
  II. We Christians see Jesus' glory in His death
  III. We see Jesus as our loving Master

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 6:60-69

Sunday School Lesson: The Rich Man and Lazarus ( Luke 16:19-31 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Father, I have sinned against Heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son" ( Luke 15:21 )
  Bible Quiz: With which of the Apostles did God cause miracles to occur through pieces of cloth?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: He had not been circumcised, because his father was a Greek ( Acts 16:1-3 )



Whole Service for May 5, 2019 Misericordias Domini, The Second Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for May 5, 2019 Misericordias Domini, The Second Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 4, 436, 368, and 371
Sermon Text: John 14:1-6
Sermon Theme: Man's Salvation Rests Completely in Christ
  I. Jesus has prepared heavenly mansions for us
  II. Jesus is Himself the only way to heaven

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 12:20-26

Sunday School Lesson: "Feed My Lambs" ( John 21:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" ( II Timothy 4:18 )
  Bible Quiz: Though Timothy was instructed in the Scriptures from the time he was a child ( II Timothy 3:15 ), what was not done for him in his youth, which God had commanded to be done?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: I Kings 2:32-34



Whole Service for April 28, 2019 Ouasimodogeniti, The First Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for April 28, 2019 Quasimodogeniti, The First Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 188, 201, 208, and 347
Sermon Text: John 21:15-19
Sermon Theme: How We Christians are to love God
  I. The kind of love that God requires of us
  II. How that love is to show itself in our lives

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 14:1-6

Sunday School Lesson: On the Road to Emmaus ( Luke 24:13-35 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Turn Thou me, and I shall be turned; for Thou art the Lord my God" ( Jeremiah 31:18 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in scripture do we find how the words of David in II Samuel 3:39 were fulfilled?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Three years ( Galatians 1:13-18 )



Whole Service for April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday
Sermon only for April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday
Hymns: 193, 191, 198, and 200
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon Theme: The Joyous and Glorious Events of the First Easter Morning
  I. An angel of the Lord revealed the empty sepulcher
  II. The angel told the women about Jesus; resurrection
  III. The Lord Jesus showed Himself alive to them

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 21:15-19

Sunday School Lesson: The Resurrection of Jesus ( Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I sall see for myself, and mine eyes shall be hold, and not another" ( Job 19:25-27 )
  Bible Quiz: How much time past between what is recorded in Acts 9:25 and what is recorded in Acts 9:26?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ahithophel ( II Samuel 17:23 )



Whole Service for April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday
Sermon only for April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday
Hymns: 160, 161, 162, and 403
Sermon Text: John 12:1-8
Sermon Theme: We Should Give Our Greatest Love to Christ
  I. Mary showed both love and generosity in the anointing of Christ
  II. Some who saw this criticized her and accused her of being wasteful and unloving to the poor
  III. Jesus defended her and praised her actions

Sermon Text for Good Friday: Luke 23:39-46

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 28:1-10

Sunday School Lesson: The Crucifixion of Jesus ( Matthew 27:32-66; Mark 15:21-47; Luke 22:26-56; John 19:17-42 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "[Christ] was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification" ( Romans 4:25 )
  Bible Quiz: Who committed suicide when he found out that his advice was ignored?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: When He caused the shadow on the sun dial to go backwards by ten degrees ( II Kings 20:9-11; Isaiah 38:8 )



Whole Service for April 7, 2019 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for April 7, 2019 Judica, the Fifth Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 1, 154, 360, and 411
Sermon Text: John 13:31-35
Sermon Theme: Ways in Which God is Glorified
  I. God is glorified in the death and rsurrection of Christ
  II. God is glorified when we follow His commandment to love one another

Sermon Text for Wednesday Lenten Service: Luke 23:27-34

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 12:1-8

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus before the Judges ( Matthew 26:57-27:31; Mark 14:53-15:20; Luke 22:63-23:25; John 18:13-19:16 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God" ( I Corinthians 4:1 )
  Bible Quiz: When did a miracle of God give the appearance of time going in reverse?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Water from the well in Bethlehem ( I Chronicles 11:17-19 )



Whole Service for March 31, 2019 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 31, 2019 Laetarei, the Fourth Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 3, 279, 436, and 297
Sermon Text: John 6:47-57
Sermon Theme: Christ Came Down from Heaven and Gave Himself for Our Salvation
  I. Christ describes Himself as Living Bread from heaven
  II. We must eat of Him by faith in order to be saved

Sermon Text for Wednesday Lenten Service: Matthew 27:15-31

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 13:31-35

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus in Gethsemane ( Matthew 26:30-56; Mark 14:26-50; Luke 22:31-53; John 18:1-13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" ( Matthew 16:18 )
  Bible Quiz: What valuable gift was given to David, that David then gave to the Lord?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Micah 4:5



Whole Service for March 24, 2019 Oculi, The Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 24, 2019 Oculi, the Third Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 18, 416, 357, and 409
Sermon Text: Luke 9:51-56
Sermon Theme: We are to Show Christian Love Even to Our Enemies
  I. The unkindness of other s may provoke us to anger
  II. Our primary desire should still be that they be saved

Sermon Text for Wednesday Lenten Service: Luke 22:54-62

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 6:47-57

Sunday School Lesson: The First Lord's Supper ( Matthew 26:17-29; Mark 14:10-25; Luke 22:1-22; John 13:1-30 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He wil give it you" ( John 16:23 )
  Bible Quiz: Even though Joshua 24:15 is the passage that is most clearly reflected in the last verse of Hymn 625, what verse in Micah chapter 4 can also be seen in it?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The adulterer's own soul ( Proverbs 6:32 )



Whole Service for March 17, 2019 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 17, 2019 Reminiscere, the Second Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 43, 412, 428, and 36
Sermon Text: Luke 10:17-20
Sermon Theme: What Should Make Us Most Happy as Christians
  I. God grants us an abundance of blessings in this earthly life
  II. But the thing that should make us most happy is the gift of eternal life in heaven

Sermon Text for Wednesday Lenten Service: Luke 22:63-71

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 9:51-56

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "They that gladly received his word were baptized" ( Acts 2:41 )
  Bible Quiz: The sin of adultery obviously destroys a marriage; but according to a verse in the book of Proverbs, what else does it destroy?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Micah 7:6



Whole Service for March 10, 2019 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 10, 2019 Invocavit, the First Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 2, 524, 446, and 367
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-26
Sermon Theme: Christ Foretells His Own Suffering and Our Suffering
  I. Jesus expressed His readiness to suffer for us
  II. He tells us that we need to be ready to suffer as well

Sermon Text for Wednesday Lenten Service: Luke 22:39-46

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 10:17-20

Sunday School Lesson: The Woman of Canaan ( Mattherw 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" ( Acts 3:19 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in the book of Micah do we find a parallel to what Jesus says in Matthew 10:34-36?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The Jebusites ( Joshua 15:63; Judges 1:21 )



Whole Service for March 3, 2019 Sexagesima
Sermon only for March 3, 2019 Sexagesiama
Hymns: 33, 411, 522, and 421
Sermon Text: Mark 10:35-45
Sermon Theme: The World's Idea of Greatness is Much Different than True Greatness in the Lord's Kingdom
  I. Being great in the Lord's kingdom includes suffering for Christ's sake
  II. Being great in the Lord's kingdom means serving others in love

Sermon Text for Ash Wednesday: John 11:47-57

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 16:21-26

Sunday School Lesson: The One Thing Needful ( Luke 10:38-42 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men" ( I Timothy 2:1 )
  Bible Quiz: Which heathen people were the tribes of Judah and Benjamin not able to remove from Jerusalem?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Two year ( II Samuel 13:23-29 4:22 )



Whole Service for February 24, 2019 Sexagesima
Sermon only for February 24, 2019 Sexagesiama
Hymns: 23, 423, 284, and 201
Sermon Text: John 11:20-27
Sermon Theme: Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life for All True Believers
  I. Martha confessed her faith in Jesus' power and ability to prevent death, and even to raise a dead person back to life again
  II. Jesus assured Martha that her brother would rise again from the dead

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 10:35-45

Sunday School Lesson: The Nobleman's Son ( John 4:46-54 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord said unto My Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool" ( John 3:36 )
  Bible Quiz: How long did Absalom wait before he took revenge on one of his brothers?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The man was above forty years old" ( Acts 4:22 )



Whole Service for February 17, 2019 Septuagesima
Sermon only for February 17, 2019 Septuagesiama
Hymns: 14, 290, 135, and 292
Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
Sermon Theme: Our Priorities Should Reflect Our Christianity
  I. People show their priorities by their actions
  II. The Word of God should be top priority in our lives

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 11:20-27

Sunday School Lesson: The Daughter of Jairus ( Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:27-43; Luke 8:41-56 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" ( John 3:36 )
  Bible Quiz: Acts 3:1-10 tells us about a lame man who was healed by Peter in the name of Jesus. How old was that man?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Thomas ( John 11:20-27 )



February 10th - Sunday Service and Sunday School were canceled due to snow



Whole Service for February 3, 2019 The Fourth Sunday AFter Epiphany
Sermon only for February 3, 2019 The Fourth Sunday AFter Epiphany
Hymns: 15, 398, 649, and 512
Sermon Text: John 4:31-42
Sermon Theme: The Spiritual Harvest is Accomplished through the Preaching of Christ's Word
  I. Jesus described His word of gathering believers as a spiritual harvest
  II. He demonstrated how that harvest takes place through the preaching of His Word

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 5:39-47

Sunday School Lesson: The Ten Lepers ( Luke 17:11-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "By Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible" ( Colossians 1:16 )
  Bible Quiz: Who encouraged all of his fellow disciples to join him and die with Jesus?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Alexander and Rufus" ( Mark 15:21 )



Whole Service for January 27, 2019 The Third Sunday AFter Epiphany
Sermon only for January 27, 2019 The Third Sunday AFter Epiphany
Hymns: 540, 414, 396, and 279
Sermon Text: John 4:5-14
Sermon Theme: Jesus Tells a Samaritan Woman about "Living Water"
  I. Jesus started a conversation with a woman of Samaria
  II. Jesus described the Gospel of salvation as "living water"

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 4:31-42

Sunday School Lesson: The Woman of Samaria ( John 4:1-43 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power" ( Acts 10:38 )
  Bible Quiz: Who were the sons of Simon of Cyrene?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Two ( Daniel 2:28-45; 4:19-26 )



Whole Service for January 20, 2019 The Second Sunday AFter Epiphany
Sermon only for January 20, 2019 The Second Sunday AFter Epiphany
Hymns: 16, 404, 426, and 293
Sermon Text: John 1:43-51
Sermon Theme: How Jesus Revealed Himself as the Messiah to Philip and Nathanael
  I. Philip told Nathanael about Jesus
  II. Jesus demonstrated His divine omniscience for Nathanael
  III. Jesus told him how he would see more glorious things in the future

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 4:5-14

Sunday School Lesson: Peter's Catch of Fishes ( Luke 5:1-11 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Charity shall cover the multitude of sins" ( I Peter 4:8 )
  Bible Quiz: How many different dreams did Daniel interpret for King Nebuchadnezzar?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Cenchrea ( Acts 18:18 )



Whole Service for January 13, 2019 The First Sunday AFter Epiphany
Sermon only for January 13, 2019 The First Sunday AFter Epiphany
Hymns: 126, 400, 348, and 129
Sermon Text: John 1:35-42
Sermon Theme: Jesus Revealed Himself as the Messiah to His First Disciples
  I. John the Baptist pointed two of his disciples to Jesus as the "Lamb of God"
  II. Those disciples followed Jesus and were taught by Him
  III. Being convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, the new disciples of Christ told others about Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 1:43-51

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus' Baptism and Temptation ( Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-13; Luke 3:21-22, 4:1-13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore" ( Psalm 16:11 )
  Bible Quiz: In which city did the Apostle Paul have his hair cut off?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: When he killed Absalom ( II Samuel 18:5, 10-14 )



Whole Service for January 6, 2019 Epiphany
Sermon only for January 6, 2019 Epiphany
Hymns: 125, 352, 130, and 343
Sermon Text: Matthew 3:13-17
Sermon Theme: How Christ was Revealed as Our Savior at His Baptism
  I. He showed Himself to be our righteous Substitute
  II. He was revealed to be the Second Person of the Trinity

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 1:35-42

Sunday School Lesson: Wise Men from the East ( Matthew 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "My times are in Thy hand" ( Psalm 31:15 )
  Bible Quiz: When did Joab, David's general, disobey a direct order of the King?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Leaven" or yeast ( Matthew 16:5-12 )