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Parish News for Second Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany

17 January 2021

 

Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory

The coming of the Messianic kingdom means the restoration of creation. The sign of this restoration is that “the mountains shall drip sweet wine” (Amos 9.11–15). When the elements of a fallen creation fail and run short at a wedding feast, our Lord Jesus steps in to restore creation and miraculously changes water into an abundance of the very best wine (St. John 2.1–11). With this sign, Christ manifests His glory. The “back” of God (Exodus 33.12–23) is revealed to those who believe. The hour will come when Jesus will again manifest His glory by taking creation’s curse into His own body to release us from its power, and from His side will flow water and blood, the holy sacraments by which she is cleansed and made one with Him. Through this sacrificial love of Christ we are enabled to “love one another with brotherly affection . . .” and to “outdo one another in showing honor” (Romans 12.6–16).

 

Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Jim Haas. 

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.

YPI Planning Meeting   will be held next Sunday, January 24, following Divine Service.  We will discuss this summer’s Higher Things trip and the Italian Dinner. 

YPI Movie Night   will be Saturday, February 6 at 5pm.  We will watch the first season of “The Chosen,” a series about Christ and the disciples.  Please bring a snack to share.

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.  The fall 2020 studies in 1 Samuel, beginning with David slaying Goliath (1 Sam 17) can be found archived on our YouTube channel.

Study God’s Word in 2021   Wouldn’t you like to spend more time in God’s Word this year? Have you tried in the past but haven’t been able to maintain the habit of daily Bible study? We’ve made it easier for you. It’s a daily, 15-minute, verse-by-verse Bible study called “The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.” This on-demand podcast is hosted by Pastor Will Weedon.  You can listen anytime, anywhere at thewordendures.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 – 533 – 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 66

Scripture Readings:

  [S] from Divine Service

  [M] St. Matthew 4.18-25; Genesis 17.1-22

  [T] St. Matthew 5.1-26; Genesis 18.1-33

  [W] St. Matthew 5.27-48; Genesis 19.1-29

  [Th] St. Matthew 6.1-23; Genesis 21.1-34

  [F] St. Matthew 7.1-23; Genesis 24.1-28

  [S] St. Matthew 7.24-29; Genesis 24.29-67

Hymn of the Day or Month The Only Son from Heaven (402)

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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