First Sunday after Epiphany
10 January 2021
The Glory of the Lord Returns to the Temple in the Boy Jesus
In the days of Solomon, the Lord dwelt among His people in the temple. The glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord in the form of a cloud (1 Kings 8.6–13). Now Jesus, who is the glory of the Lord in the flesh, enters the temple to show that He Himself is the everlasting temple and dwelling place of God (St. Luke 2.41–52). Our young Lord, true man, subject to Mary and Joseph, reveals Himself also to be true God, whose father is not Joseph but the Almighty Father in heaven. Jesus does this at the time of the Passover. For He came to be the sacrificial Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Even as He was found by his parents after three days, so He would later rise from the dead on the third day that the favor of God might rest also upon us. It is by these mercies of God that we present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God through Christ (Romans 12.1–5).
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Scot Mullins.
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently studying St. Luke 3.1-20, the Ministry of John the Baptist. High School class is studying the differences between Lutheran theology and other denominations with Vicar in the library.
Please pick up your 2021 Contribution Envelopes in the Narthex. Please e-mail Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.
Please Pick Up your 2020 Contribution Statements in the Narthex. Please e-mail Stacy.Gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.
Coffee Break Bible Study has resumed on Wednesday mornings, with Matins at 8:30am and the study following at 9am. Last week we continued our study in 1 Samuel 30 – David’s defeat of the Amalekite raiders and his rescue of the kidnapped wives and children of he and his men. Next week we will finish with the death of King Saul at the hand of the Philistines, which divides 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, which picks up with the story of David’s ascent to the throne of Israel after Saul’s demise. The fall 2020 studies in 1 Samuel, beginning with David slaying Goliath (1 Sam 17) can be found archived on our You Tube channel.
Expert Guests, Expansive Topics, Extolling Christ Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: The Sacred Names of God, The Epiphany Hymn “The Only Son from Heaven,” Critical Theory, Responding to the Argument Against Miracles and more. You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 33.12–23; Romans 12.6–16; St. John 2.1–11
Hymns: 394 – 402 – 872 – 636 – 408 – 737
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 1.29-34; Genesis 8.1-22
[T] St. John 1.35-42; Genesis 11.1-9
[W] St. John 1.43-51; Genesis 12.1-20
[Th] St. Luke 4.1-13; Genesis 13.1-18
[F] St. Mark 1.12-15; Genesis 14.1-24
[S] St. Matthew 4.12-17; Genesis 15.1-21
Hymn of the Day or Month Of the Father’s Love Begotten (384)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.