Our final sermon series this summer is an exploration of the Letter to the Ephesians. Written to encourage first-century Christians to stand firm in the face of opposition and division, its message is particularly relevant to our time as we ponder what it means to proclaim Christ and live in community in a divided nation. Join us this Sunday, August 20, as we reflect on Christ as our peace, the one who gives peace within us and between us, God, and our neighbors. Worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:00am at St. Paul’s (20th and Towle).
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.)
Ephesians, Week 1 – Christ Our Hope
Sunday, August 13 – Spiritual Blessings (Ephesians 1:1-14)
Monday, August 14 – Paul’s Prayer for Revelation (Ephesians 1:15-19)
Tuesday, August 15 – Christ as Ruler of All (Ephesians 1:20-23)
Wednesday, August 16 – Our Former Life (Ephesians 2:1-3)
Thursday, August 17 – God’s Grace and Life (Ephesians 2:4-10)
Friday, August 18 – Paul’s Prayer of Thanksgiving (Philippians 1:3-11)
Saturday, August 19 – Imitating Christ’s Humility (Philippians 2:1-11)
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