Sermon Titles and Scriptures for          August 2022

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - Free

August 7, 2022

Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23;

     and St. Luke 12: 32-40

1 The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
    speaks and summons the earth
    from the rising of the sun to where it 

2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.
3 Our God comes
    and will not be silent;
a fire devours before him,
    and around him a tempest rages.
4 He summons the heavens above,
    and the earth, that he may judge his

5 “Gather to me this consecrated people,
    who made a covenant with me by

6 And the heavens proclaim his

    for he is a God of justice.[a][b]

7 “Listen, my people, and I will speak;
    I will testify against you, Israel:
    I am God, your God.
8 I bring no charges against you

    concerning your sacrifices
    or concerning your burnt

    offerings, which are ever before me.

22 “Consider this, you who forget God,
    or I will tear you to pieces, with no one

    to rescue you:
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings

     honor me,
    and to the blameless[d] I will show my


And St. Luke

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - The Prophet

August 14, 2022

Isaiah 5: 1-7

The Song of the Vineyard

5 I will sing for the one I love
    a song about his vineyard:

  My loved one had a vineyard
    on a fertile hillside.
2 He dug it up and cleared it of stones
    and planted it with the choicest vines.

  He built a watchtower in it
    and cut out a winepress as well.

  Then he looked for a crop of good

    grapes,  but it yielded only bad fruit.

3 “Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and

    people of Judah, judge between me

    and my vineyard.
4 What more could have been done for

   my vineyard than I have done for it?

   When I looked for good grapes,
    why did it yield only bad?
5 Now I will tell you
    what I am going to do to my vineyard

   I will take away its hedge,
    and it will be destroyed;

   I will break down its wall,
    and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland,
    neither pruned nor cultivated,
    and briers and thorns will grow there.

  I will command the clouds
    not to rain on it.”

7 The vineyard of the Lord Almighty
    is the nation of Israel, and the people

    of Judah are the vines he delighted

    And he looked for justice, but saw 

    bloodshed; for righteousness, but

    heard cries of distress.

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - We Rejoice!

August 21, 2022

St. Luke 13:10-17

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath

10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”

15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost -

All Are Significant

August 28, 2022

Psalm 81: 1, 10-16 & St. Luke 14:7-14

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of Asaph.

1 Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of Egypt.

    Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

11 “But my people would not listen to

      me; Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn

     hearts to follow their own devices.

13 “If my people would only listen to me,
      if Israel would only follow my ways,
14 how quickly I would subdue their

     enemies. and turn my hand

     against their foes!
15 Those who hate the Lord would

      cringe before him,  and their

     punishment would last forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest of

     wheat; with honey from the rock I

     would satisfy you.”

And St. Luke

Jesus at a Pharisee’s House

7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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