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Parish News for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

30 January 2022

 

Jesus Is Lord of All Creation 

In Jonah we see ourselves. For Jonah fled from the presence of the Lord (Jonah 1.1–17) even as we sinners turn our backs on God and go our own way. This brings the storm of God’s judgment. But in Jonah we also see Christ. For even as he was in the great fish for three days and three nights, so also Christ Jesus was buried in the depths of death for us and raised on the third day. The Lord of creation, who rules over the wind and the wave (St. Matthew 8.23–27), saved us from the fury of divine wrath by taking the judgment in His own body. His love is the fulfillment of the Law (Romans 13.8–10). Though our faith be weak in the face of peril, yet we are kept in safety on the ship of the Church; for the Son of God is with us. Though the whole creation groans with us under the curse, yet by Jesus’ speaking, there is a great calm. For we know that our present sufferings are not worthy to be compared with the glory to be revealed in us.

 

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Kris Wineinger in honor of Emma’s baptismal birthday.

Volunteers are needed   to sponsor Altar Flowers for seven Sundays in 2022.  Please sign up on the chart on the bulletin board in the Narthex. 

Please pick up   your 2022 Contribution Envelopes in the Narthex.  Please e-mail stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org with any questions.

YPI Movie Night   is Saturday at 5pm.  We will have pizza and popcorn.  Please bring a snack or dessert to share, your favorite drink, and $5 to cover the cost of the pizza.

Where Doctrine is Life   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: A Lutheran Response to Relativism; Luther, Walther & Depression; The Movie “Don’t Look Up;” Liturgical Living and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

Prepare for Next Sunday

Exodus 34.29–35; 2 Peter 1.16–21; St. Matthew 17.1–9

Hymns: 810 – 415 – 395 – TLH 130 – 413 – 412 – 417

 

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!

Psalm 98

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] St. Matthew 11.11-24; Genesis 33.1-20

  [T] St. Matthew 12.1-21; Genesis 35.1-21

  [W] St. Matthew 12.22-50; Genesis 37.1-36 (Candlemas: 1 Samuel 1.21-28; Hebrews 2.14-18; St. Luke 2.22-32.)

  [Th] St. Matthew 13.1-23; Genesis 39.1-23

  [F] St. Matthew 14.1-36; Genesis 40.1-23

  [S] St. Matthew 15.1-20; Genesis 41.1-37

Hymn of the Day or Month Seek Where You May to Find a Way (557)

Catechism (bulletin)

Apostles’ Creed

Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us;  R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father

Collect of the Day (bulletin)

Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer

L Bless we the Lord.  R Thanks be to God.

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