(Scripture notes from Season of the Spirit and Pulpit Resource)
Sunday, February 2 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Today we begin a five-week exploration of a collection of Jesus’ sayings known as the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ radical vision of what God’s reign on earth might look like is a vision of wholeness for all people and is found in Matthew 5: 1-12. Micah 6:1–8 describes a dramatic confrontation, a lawsuit between God and Israel. What must Israel do to be in a right relationship with God? Verse 8 summarizes: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
The Senior Choir will be singing. We will share communion this morning while sitting in the pews.
Sunday, February 9 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Jesus tells us that we are salt and light as we seek to live as God’s people in the world in Matthew 5: 13-20. With the Spirit’s help, we offer our gifts and talents to extend the reach of God’s realm. With Isaiah 58: 1-12, we learn what it means to “practice righteousness,” to restore beauty in community as we live out the heart of our faith.
Spirit and Young Spirit will be singing. Today we will be honoring our Boy Scouts.
Sunday, February 16 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Jesus helps us take another look at some commandments to discover what is at the heart of the law – love of God and love of neighbor in Matthew 5: 21-37. God’s people are urged to choose to act in ways that are lifegiving in Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 and I Corinthians 3: 1-9. As we work together to live into the vision of God’s reign, we can be assured that it is God who gives the growth.
The Senior Choir will be singing.
Sunday, February 23 Last Sunday After Epiphany/Transfiguration Sunday
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Today’s readings seem an exclamation point to Jesus’ teaching about God’s realm in the Sermon on the Mount. In a place of sacred mystery, the shining and shadow of Jesus’ transfiguration convey holy presence in the community of God’s people across time. In this place of silence and witness, Jesus’ followers catch a glimpse of God’s dazzling reign in Matthew 17: 1-9. Exodus 24:12–18 tells of Moses ascending Mount Sinai. God’s glory meets Moses in shadow and light. The Senior Choir will be singing.
Wednesday, February 26 ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
12 Noon at Trinity Chapel with a time of Fellowship and lunch will follow the service. 7:30 in the Main Sanctuary. Services will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.
MID- WEEK LENTEN SERVICES
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8
Noon–12:15 p.m. – Service of Prayer in Trinity Chapel
12:15–1 p.m. – Lunch and Bible Study Reflection
Theme: One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are