Readings for the 7th Sunday after Epiphany, February 24th

First Reading Genesis 45:3-11, 15

Second Reading: Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:27-38

Sermon: “Remembering Grace”

Genesis 45:4-5 NIV

[4] Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! [5] And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.

Luke 6:35-36 NIV

[35] But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. [36] Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

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!”