(Scripture notes from Season of the Spirit and Pulpit Resource)
February 3 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
This week’s gospel, Luke 4: 21-30, continues directly from the one read last week. Jesus visits his hometown synagogue where he takes leadership in reading and discussion of the meaning of the message from the prophet, Isaiah. Jesus was met with open arms until his commentary challenged the status quo. His statement that the prophecies had been fulfilled, today, and in their hearing challenged their traditional beliefs. It takes multiple visions to see life’s paths, to understand its wisdom and to recognize our own calls. In Jeremiah 1:4–
10, the prophet is called to ministry with the comforting recognition that he was always known by the Creator.
This morning communion will be served to you as you are seated in the pews. The Senior Choir will be leading us in singing.
February 10 Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
Isaiah has a vision of heavenly splendor in Isaiah 6:1-8 and hears a voice from heaven: “Here am I; send me!” Jesus teaches beside the sea in Luke 5:1-11, and then commands his disciples, “Put out into the deep water.”
This Sunday we will be recognizing our Girl Scouts. Spirit and Young Spirit will be leading us in song this Sunday.
February 17 Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
Luke 6:17–26 repeatedly intones “Blessed are you who….” What does it mean to be blessed? Jeremiah 17:5–10 reads that to be blessed is to look for the long view, to feel oneself planted in an eternal stream of past, present, future, and infinity, and to trust that no mortal alone is in charge of our outcome.
The Senior Choir will be singing.
February 24 Seventh Sunday After Epiphany
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In Luke 6:27–38, Jesus relates to the wisdom of the day and interprets God’s commandments for his time. Jesus teaches disciples that it’s not enough to love what is easy to love.
The Senior Choir will be singing. Our pastoral intern, Joseph Michael, will be preaching.