For those who wish to reflect this morning at home:
Our worship today, the 5th Sunday after Epiphany is about being the small thing that can make a big change! Light shines in the darkness for the upright, the psalmist sings. Isaiah declares that when we loose the bonds of injustice and share our bread with the hungry, the light breaks forth like the dawn. In another passage from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, the light of the world, calls his followers to let the light of their good works shine before others. Through baptism we are sent into the world to shine with the light of Christ. (sundaysandseasons)
You may read the lessons for today in your Bibles:
First Lesson: Isaiah 58:1-9a The fast God chooses
Psalm: Psalm 112:1-9 Light shines in the darkness for the upright
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 God’s wisdom revealed through the Spirit
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5:13-20 The teaching of Christ: salt and light
Please click on the link to enjoy a music selection scheduled for this morning's service:
Jubilee Bell Choir: I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light-- Glockenspiel Ringers
Hymn: Gather Us In (marty haugen)
Hymn: Go Make Disciples
Our Community Connection guest today would have been a visitor from HealthFinders Collaborative, Candy Taylor, Director of Advancement, 507-581-3864. Feel free to contact her if you have questions.
Sunday School was to be the lesson "Salt and Light" page 268 in the Sparks Bible.
Happy & Blessed Sunday!
-St. Peter's Lutheran Church Staff