Following the celebration of Christmas, the church reflects on what it means to live in the light of Jesus’ birth among us. This Sunday, January 21, we will continue reading the Gospel of John and hear the story of one of Jesus’ most provocative acts: the “cleansing” of the temple in Jerusalem. What was he thinking? Why did Jesus react so harshly to what was happening in the temple courts? What can Jesus’ outburst and outrage teach us about God’s priorities? Join us as we ponder these questions and more! Sunday School begins at 9:00, and worship with Holy Communion begins at 10am. Welcome in the name of Jesus, the one who was, who is, and who is coming again to heal and bless!
Narrative Lectionary Daily Readings
The Narrative Lectionary focuses our congregation on one Scripture reading each Sunday. Below are some suggested readings to make connections between this past Sunday’s and next Sunday’s texts or to examine related stories in Scripture (from the fine folks at www.clergystuff.com). Further resources for reflection can be found in the inserts in Sunday’s bulletin. (Updated Mondays.)
Narrative Lectionary Week 19 – The Wedding at Cana) (Epiphany +2)
Sunday, January 14 – The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)
Monday, January 15 – Jesus Goes to Capernaum (John 2:12)
Tuesday, January 16 – Bless the Lord, O My Soul! (Psalm 104:1-9)
Wednesday, January 17 – The Lord Creates and Provides (Psalm 104:10-23)
Thursday, January 18 – The Wisdom of God’s Creation (Psalm 104:24-26)
Friday, January 19 – Creation Relies on God’s Providence (Psalm 104:27-30)
Saturday, January 20 – The Glory of the Lord Endures (Psalm 104:31-35)
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