When Isaiah is made clean, he finds himself open to God’s call. As we are forgiven in Christ, do we make ourselves open to God’s Call? This week we celebrate All Saints’ Sunday, and as we give thanks for those who bore witness to the faith for us, we must ask ourselves: What does our life witness to those whose lives we touch?
Worship with Holy Communion this week – Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday SPECIAL WORSHIP SCHEDULE – One Worship Celebration at 9:00 a.m. followed by the annual meeting of the congregation.
Devotions for this week: Isaiah’s Call and Sending, November 6
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday: Isaiah’s Call and Sending, Isaiah 6:1-8
Monday: The Peaceful Kingdom, Isaiah 11:1-10
Tuesday: Impending Judgment on the Earth, Isaiah 24:1-23
Wednesday: God’s People Are Comforted, Isaiah 40:1-31
Thursday: A Hymn of Praise, Isaiah 42:10-20
Friday: The Suffering Servant, Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Saturday: A Promise of Abundant Life, Isaiah 55:1-13
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” Isaiah 6:8
Isaiah is overcome by a fantastical vision of the Lord, sent just for him. He feels bewildered, unworthy, until God’s messenger forgives his sin and frees him for the greatest adventure of all.
- What does God desire for God’s people?
- Are there prophets among us today? What prophetic message do you think God sends today?
- How does God speak to you? What does God call you to do? What stands in your way of following God’s call for your life?
- What can you do to remove obstacles so that you can continue to move forward?
PRAY: Lord, you are earnestly, repeatedly calling our name. Give us courage to respond with willingness, ready to travel the path you have set before us. In the name of Christ, Amen.
BLESS: May God speak to you through prophets of today. Amen.