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Parish News for Second Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany

16 January 2022

 

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. Rick Todd. 

Volunteers are needed   to sponsor Altar Flowers for ten 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.

March for Life Indianapolis   Jesus welcomes children to Himself, blesses them, and gives them, by His Word and Spirit, entrance into His Kingdom. As His beloved Bride, Christ’s Church also loves children; ones for whom He shed His precious Blood. She stands with Jesus in the public square to defend the lives of the vulnerable and innocent. Join your family in Christ on Monday, January 24 for the annual Indianapolis March for Life. Divine Service will be offered at St Peter’s Lutheran Church (2525 E. 11th 46201) at 9:30am, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege preaching. Afterward we’ll carpool downtown to participate in the March and Rally which begins at 12pm from the Indiana Convention Center (126 W. Georgia St) toward the Indiana State Building.

Your Daily Lutheran Bible Class   Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s teachings include: A Biblical View of Marriage, The Book of James, The Confession of Peter, Old Testament Matriarch Sarah, Jesus Blessing the Children and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

 

Prepare for Next Sunday

2 Kings 5.1-15; Romans 12.16-21; St. Matthew 8.1-13

Hymns: TLH 28 – 401 – 578 – 409 – 734 – 617 – 839

 

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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