Readings for the 6th Sunday after Epiphany, February 17th

First Reading Jeremiah 17:5-10

Second Reading: Psalm 1

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:17-26

Sermon: “Making Choices”

Jeremiah 17:5-8 NKJV

[5] Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. [6] For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited. [7] “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. [8] For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

Readings for the 5th Sunday After Epiphany, Feb 20th

First Reading Isaiah 6:1-8

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Gospel Reading: Luke 5:1-11

Sermon: “Feeling Unworthy?”

Luke 5:6-8 NRSV

[6] When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. [7] So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. [8] But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”

Readings for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany, February 3rd

First Reading Jeremiah 1:4–10

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13

Gospel Reading: Luke 4:14–30

Sermon: “They Did What?!?”

Luke 4:28-30 NIV

[28] All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. [29] They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. [30] But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.