Love Lutheran Church

Sharing the heart of Love - Jesus Christ - John 3:16

Lectionary Notes + Summer 2017

July 2  + Pentecost IV     Jeremiah 28: 5-9                        Romans 7: 1-13              Matthew 10: 34-42

                                                Sermon:  “Free at last, Thank God Almighty, We’re Free at last” + Pastor on Romans 7:1-13

The taste of freedom is never so sweet as when experienced after a time of slavery, a time of bondage.  Whether from tyranny, forced labor or sin, freedom is blessing bought with blood.  This Independence Day weekend, come celebrate with us the freedoms won on our behalf by Him who loved us most – Jesus Christ – as Pastor Henry describes in his sermon based on Romans 7:1-13,  “Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, We’re Free At Last.”

            July 9  + Pentecost V      Zechariah 9: 9-12                       Romans 7: 14-25                        Matthew 11: 25-30

                                                Sermon: “Sin Boldly!”  + Pastor on Romans 7:14-25

Martin Luther challenged us to “sin boldly.”  What? Aren’t we to sin less and boldly be apart from the world?  Come hear the difference in a sermon entitled “Sin Boldly,” based on Romans 7:14-25.

            July 16 + Pentecost VI    Isaiah 55: 10-13             Romans 8: 12-17                        Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

                                                Sermon:  “Adopted!” + Pastor on Romans 8: 12-17

Children of adoption often, as adults, search for their birth parents, attempting to understand more about themselves – to feel complete.  When it comes to our adoption as the Children of God, we need look no further to our Baptism and His Word to understand both where we have been and where we are going, complete and whole.  Join us for a sermon entitled “Adopted!,” based on Romans 8:12-17.

            July 23 + Pentecost VII   Isaiah 44: 6-8                Romans 8: 18-27                        Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

                                                Sermon:  “Not Home Yet” + Pastor on Romans 8:18-27

I need a bigger place.  There just isn’t enough room for the family.  This house just doesn’t not feel like home any more.  If this isi your attitude, cheer up!  The new home prepared for us by our heavenly Father will be a clear step up from what we have now.  Hear how as Pastor Henry shares his sermon, “Not Home Yet,” based on Romans 8:18-27.

            July 30 + Pentecost VIII  Micah 3 1-12                  Galatians 4: 8-30                        Matthew 23: 1-12

                                                Sermon:  “You are Nasty!” + Pastor on Micah 3: 1-12 & Galatians 4: 8-11

We know the type – abusers:  people who strike their spouses when even mildly upset; those who rule by tyranny rather than justice.  They appear to have something missing in their personality, and perhaps you do too.  Discover the abuser in each of us and the only way to change our personalities.  Pastor Henry preaches this week from Micah 3:1-12 and Galatians 4:8-11 in his sermon: “An Abusive Personality.”

            Aug 6   + Pentecost IX    Isaiah 5: 1-7                  Galatians 4: 21-31          Matthew 21: 33-46

                                                Sermon:  “IN the Vineyard” + Pastor on Matthew 21: 33-46 & Isaiah 5: 1,7

Planting season is long behind us; it is soon time to harvest.  This is the time when farmers collect what they have worked so hard for.  But what happens when the farmhands steal the crops?  Is the farmer’s future jeopardized?  Help solve the mystery as Pastor henry presents this week’s sermon, “In the Vineyard,” based on the texts Matthew 21:33-46 and Isaiah 5:1, 7.

            Aug 13  + Pentecost X     II Samuel 18: 1-18         Galatians 5: 1-15                        Matthew 9: 27-38

                                                Sermon:  “Free Love” + Pastor in Galatians 5:13-15

Free love!  Some think that was the undoing of society, the undermining of our moral fabric perpetrated by some hippies and pot smokers back on the 1960s.  Or maybe it was the hedonists of ancient Greece and Rome.  Would it be a surprise that it all began in the Church?  If so, come this week and listen to Pastor Henry’s sermon “Free Love,” based on Galatians 5:13-15.

            Aug 20  + Pentecost XI   Leviticus 18: 6-23                       Galatians 5: 16-26          Matthew 19: 16-30

                                                Sermon:  “See It All” + Pastor on Matthew 19:16-30

Do you know the way to San Jose?  Popular song, surely that question is asked every day as people travel up and down the coast of California.  We’re always asking for direction.  How about:  how do I get to heaven?  Get the directions this Sunday in Pastor Henry’s sermon, “Sell It All,” Based on the story of Jesus and the Rich Young Man in Matthew 19:16-30.

            Aug 27  + Pentecost XII  No Worship at LLC + Joint Worship with St John’s Stuyvesant at Schodack Landing + 11 AM