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Note: Due to covid-19 services have been modified


Whole Service for September 27, 2020 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 27, 2020 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 18, 250, 522, and 400
Sermon Text: Romans 14:13-23
Sermon Theme: Thinking abaout Our Neighbor when We Use Adiaphora
  I. We are to be guided by charity (Christian love)
  II. We are to seek our neighbor's edification

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 7:18-25
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 4:1-6
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 14:1-11

Whole Service for September 20, 2020 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 20, 2020 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 243, 414, 426, and 395
Sermon Text: Romans 14:1-12
Sermon Theme: Christians Should Not be Living for Themselves
  I. We should be considerate toward others, especially the weak
  II. We should ultimatelyy be living for the Lord

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 14:13-23
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 3:13-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 7:11-17

Whole Service for September 13, 2020 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 13, 2020 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 1, 227, 38, and 379
Sermon Text: Philippians 3:8-16
Sermon Theme: The Relationship between the Imputed Righteousness of Christ and a Cristian's Life of Good Works
  I. Righteousness by the Law is far inferior to the imputed righteousness of Christ
  II. The righteousness of Christ moves us to strive after holiness in our lives

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 14:1-12
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 5:25-6:10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 6:24-34

Whole Service for September 6, 2020 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for September 6, 2020 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 3, 295, 394, and 464
Sermon Text: Philippiians 2:1-4
Sermon Theme: Promoting Joyous Interactions betweeen Spiritual Brethren
  I. By showing love and like-mindedness
  II. By not being proud and self-centered

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Philippians 3:8-16
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 5:16-24
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 17:11-19

Whole Service for August 30, 2020 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 30, 2020 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 2, 289, 357, and 473
Sermon Text: Philippians 2:12-18
Sermon Theme: Ways that We Show Ourselves to be God's Children
  I. We work in those things that concern our salvation ( the Means of Grace )
  II. We let the light of our faith shine before others
  III. We can honestly rejoice at the thought of death

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Philippiians 2:1-4
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 3:15-22
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 10:23-37

Whole Service for August 23, 2020 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 23, 2020 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 17, 284, 380, and 373
Sermon Text: Romans 3:23-31
Sermon Theme: Justification before God Is by His Grace Alone through Faith Alone
  I. Our justification is by God's grace alone ( sola gratia )
  II. Our justification is through faith alone ( sola fide )

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Philippians 2:12-18
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 3:4-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Mark 7:31-37

Whole Service for August 16, 2020 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 16, 2020 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 4, 224, 419, and 297
Sermon Text: Romans 1:16-21
Sermon Theme: The Gospel Is the Power of God unto SAlvation
  I. Those who trust in the Gospel are saved
  II. Those who despise the Gospel bring upon themselves God's wrath

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 3:23-31
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 15:1-10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 18:9-14

Whole Service for August 9, 2020 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 9, 2020 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 27, 444, 412, and 518
Sermon Text: II Timothy 2:3-13
Sermon Theme: How to Endure Hardships in a God-Pleasing Way
  I. We must not let earthly matters entangle us
  II. We must not become consumed with self-pity
  III. We must stay focused on the promises of the Gospel

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 1:16-21
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 12:1-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 19:41-48

Whole Service for August 2, 2020 The Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for August 2, 2020 The Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 16, 234, 261, and 296
Sermon Text: I Timothy 4:1-9
Sermon Theme: The Spiritual Blessings We Receive through the Word of God
  I. His Word exposes and counters the "doctrines of devils"
  II. His Word provides nourishment for our souls
  III. His Word proclaims and bestows eternal salvation

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: II Timothy 2:3-13
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 10:6-13
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 16:1-9

Whole Service for July 26, 2020 The Seventh Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 26, 2020 The Seventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 15, 404, 360, and 465
Sermon Text: I Peter 2:5-10
Sermon Theme: Christ Is the Cornerstone of His Church
  I. It is only through Christ that we are made members of His Church
  II. Without faith in Christ there is no membership in His true Church and therefore no salvation
  III. As members of Christ's Church we are to show forth His praises

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Timothy 4:1-9
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 8:12-17
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 7:15-23

Whole Service for July 19, 2020 The Sixth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 19, 2020 The Sixth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 239, 405, 375, and 395
Sermon Text: I Thessalonians 4:9-12
Sermon Theme: We Should Grow in Works of Love toward All People
  I. God wants us to increase in works of Christian love
  II. Such good works are to be evident also in our dealings with the unbelievers

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 2:5-10
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 6:19-23
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Mark 8:1-9

Whole Service for July 12, 2020 The Fifth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 12, 2020 The Ftfth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 237, 410, 358, and 373
Sermon Text: Galatians 2:16-21
Sermon Theme: The True Christian Faith Does Not Allow Work-Righteousness
  I. We are justified by faith, without the deeds of the Law
  II. We must fight the fleshly desire to be justified by our works
  III. We are spiritually alive only by faith in Christ -- not be our own merit or worthiness

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Thessalonians 4:9-12
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 6:3-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 5:20-26

Whole Service for July 5, 2020 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for July 5, 2020 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 244, 657, 412, and 292
Sermon Text: II Timothy 3:12-17
Sermon Theme: We Must Stay True to the Scriptures While Enduring Persecutions
  I. We Christians will suffer persecutions because of our faith
  II. We are commanded to hold fast to the pure teachings of the Scriptures

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Galatians 2:16-21
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Peter 3:8-15
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 5:1-11

Whole Service for June 28, 2020 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for June 28, 2020 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 238, 263, 324, and 378
Sermon Text: James 4:1-10
Sermon Theme: Acknowledgting Our Sinfulness in a God-pleasing Way
  I. The sinful flesh (the Old Adam) of Christians is just as wicked as the unbelievers
  II. We are to humble ourselves in true repentance and receive God's grace

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: II Timothy 3:12-17
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 8:18-23
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 6:36-42

Whole Service for June 21, 2020 The Second Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for June 21, 2020 The Second Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 264, 421, 278, and 417
Sermon Text: James 2:14-24
Sermon Theme: Good Works are the Necessary Fruit of SAving Faith
  I. Unfruitul faith is dead faith
  II. Saving faith will produce good works

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: James 4:1-10
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Peter 5:6-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 15:1-10

Whole Service for March 11, 2020 Third Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for March 11, 2020 Third Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 149, 144, 157, and 554
Sermon Text: Isaiah 5:20, 23
Sermon Theme: Woe to Those Who Choose Evil Over Good!
  I. Pilate agave the people a choice between Jesus and Barabbas
  II. The people chose to free Barabbas and have Jesus condemned to death


Whole Service for March 8, 2020 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 8, 2020 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 43, 398, 396, and 235
Sermon Text: I Peter 4:1-5
Sermon Theme: We Are to Live Our Christianity
  I. We are to have the mind of Christ and follow in His steps
  II. We are not to continue following in the ways of the unbelievers

Sermon Text for Ash Wednesday: Isaiah 5:20,23
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 1:13-25
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 5:1-9
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 11:14-28

Sunday School Lesson: The Wise and Foolish Virgins ( Mattthew 25:1-13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not" ( Ecclesiastes 7:20 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man who know about John the Baptist, knew the Old Testament well, was a powerful preacher, but did not know that Jesus was the Messiah until he received further instruction?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Exodus 40:34-35 )



Whole Service for March 4, 2020 Second Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for March 4, 2020 Second Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 140, 145, 156, and 588
Sermon Text: Isaiah 53:7
Sermon Theme: Christ Silently Suffered False Accusations and Abuse
  I. The Sanhedrin heaped lies, scorn, and pain on Jesus
  II. Jesus maintained a dignified silence, as was prophesied


Whole Service for March 1, 2020 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 1, 2020 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 2, 524, 446, and 296
Sermon Text: I Corinthians 1:18-25
Sermon Theme: Natural Man Despise and Rejects the Saving Gospel of Christ
  I. Natural man regards the Gospel as foolishness
  II. The Gospel does not tell man what he wants to hear

Sermon Text for Ash Wednesday: Isaiah 53:7
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 4:1-5
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Thessalonians 4:1-7
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 15:21-28

Sunday School Lesson: The Wise and Foolish Virgins ( Mattthew 25:1-13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" ( Matthew 5:44 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in the book of Exodus are we told about a special occasion when Moses could not enter into the tabernacle?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The Apostle Paul ( Galatians 1:22 )



Whole Service for February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday
Sermon only for February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday
Hymns: 159, 141, 154, and 158
Sermon Text: Psalm 41:9
Sermon Theme: Jesus was Delivered into the Hands of His Enemies by a Friend
  I. The experience and words of David that foreshadowed how Christ would be betrayed
  II. The betrayal of Christ by Judas


Whole Service for February 23, 2020 Quinquagesima
Sermon only for February 23, 2020 Quinquagesima
Hymns: 33, 412, 428, and 352
Sermon Text: Hebrews 2:9-18
Sermon Theme: We are SAved through Christ's Suffering and Death
  I. The Son of God became man so that He could die
  II. Christ overcame death and the devil for us

Sermon Text for Ash Wednesday: Psalm 41:9
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 1:18-25
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 4:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost" ( Matthew 18:11 )
  Bible Quiz: Which of the Apostles was not recognized by the Christians in Judea when they first saw him?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Peter ( Acts 12:13-14 )



Whole Service for February 16, 2020 Sexagesima
Sermon only for February 16, 2020 Sexagesima
Hymns: 13, 423, 284, and 411
Sermon Text: II Peter 1:2-9
Sermon Theme: May We Never Forget God's Grace Toward Us!
  I. God has graciously given us all things pertaining to our Christian faith and life
  II. We are to be fruitful in our knowledge of Christ - growing in Christian virtues

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 2:9-18
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 13:1-13
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 18:31-43

Sunday School Lesson: The Good Samaritan ( Luke 10:25-37 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father, But the very hairs of your head are all numbered" ( Matthew 10:29-30 )
  Bible Quiz: Which of the Apostles was correctly identified by the sound of his voice?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: A cave in the wilderness of Engedi ( I Samuel 24 ) and a hill in Hachilah ( I Samuel 26 )



Whole Service for February 9, 2020 Septuagesima
Sermon only for February 9, 2020 Septuagesima
Hymns: 23, 394, 384, and 381
Sermon Text: Romans 5:1-5
Sermon Theme: Some of the Tremendous Effects of God's Grace which We Receive by Faith
  I. It gives us peace with God and the promise of eternal glory
  II. It causes us to rejoice even in tribulations
  III. It sheds abroad His love in our hearts

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: II Peter 1:2-9
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 11:19-12:9
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 8:4-15

Sunday School Lesson: The Pharisee and the Publican ( Luke 18:9-14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your moouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers" ( Ephesians 4:29 )
  Bible Quiz: At what locations did David demonstrate his ability to kill Saul, but did not do so?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: He pretended to be able to "divine" (to do sorcery) with that cup ( Genesis 44:5, 15 )



Whole Service for February 2, 2020 The Last Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon only for February 2, 2020 The Last Sunday after Epiphany
Hymns: 14, 290, 135, and 343
Sermon Text: Hebrews 4:12-16
Sermon Theme: How the Omniscience of Christ Serves both the Law and the Gospel (serving both as a Warning and a Comfort)
  I. Being God, Jesus fully knows just how sinful we are
  II. Christ also truly knows the kinds of temptations that we go through, and extends grace and mercy to us

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 5:1-5
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 9:24-10:5
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 20:1-16

Sunday School Lesson: Lazarus Rased from the Daed ( John 11:1-46 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" ( Romans 12:19 )
  Bible Quiz: When Joseph was acting like an Egyptian and treating his brothers roughly, what did he pretend to be able to do with his silver cup?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: So that the king of Sodom could not claim to be the one who had made Abram rich ( Genesis 14:22-23 )



Whole Service for January 26, 2020 The Third Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon only for January 26, 2020 The Third Sunday after Epiphany
Hymns: 540, 414, 396, and 373
Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:4-10
Sermon Theme: God's Grace in Christ Is Responsible for Our Faith, Our Salvation, And Our Life of Good Works
  I. God's grace in Christ brings us to saving faith
  II. God's grace in Christ saves us from our sins
  III. God's grace in Christ causes us to live a life of good works

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 4:12-16
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Peter 1:16-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 17:1-9

Sunday School Lesson: The Stilling of the Tempest ( Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" ( John 8:31-32 )
  Bible Quiz: Why did Abram swear that he would not take anything from King Bera?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Agabus ( Acts 11:28; 21:10-11 )



Whole Service for January 19, 2020 The Second Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon only for January 19, 2020 The Second Sunday after Epiphany
Hymns: 16, 404, 426, and 493
Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:11-15
Sermon Theme: The Effects of Christ's Prophetic Office Today
  I. Christ sends men to preach and teach His Word
  II. The blessed effecdts of that ministry

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 2:4-10
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 12:16-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 8:1-13

Sunday School Lesson: The Man Sickg of the Palsy ( Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" ( James 1:14-15 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the prophet who foretold the coming of a famine and also foretold the imprisonment of St. Paul in Jerusalem?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Two daughters: Zeruiah and Abigail ( I Chronicles 2:16 )



Whole Service for January 12, 2020 The First Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon only for January 12, 2020 The First Sunday after Epiphany
Hymns: 126, 400, 348, and 292
Sermon Text: I Peter 2:1-4
Sermon Theme: Let Us Shun Sin and Cling Only to the Lord and His Word
  I. We are strengthened in our fight against sin by the Word of God
  II. Our gracious and precious Savior wants us to come to Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 4:11-15
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 12:6-16
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 2:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: The Wedding of Cana ( John 2:1-11 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward" ( I Peter 2:18 )
  Bible Quiz: How many daughters did Jesse, the father of David, have, and what were their names?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham" ( Genesis 26:18 )



Whole Service for January 5, 2020 Sunday After The New Year
Sermon only for January 5, 2020 Sunday After The New Year
Hymns: 125, 522, 65, and 395
Sermon Text: James 4:13-17
Sermon Theme: Our Lives as Christians in this New Year
  I. We must submit all of our plans to the Lord's will
  II. We should seek to serve only the Lord in humble obedience

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 2:1-4
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 12:1-5
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 2:41-52

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

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it" ( Hebrews 4:2 )
  Bible Quiz: Why did Isaac dig certain wells a second time that he and his father had already dug in the past?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Lot ( Genesis 19:38 )