When Jesus began his ministry, he started by gathering followers and then by healing and teaching. The first priority for him was to tend to the people. We are called to continue that ministry.
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Modified Traditional Worship
A modified traditional worship service; generally less than 45 minutes.
We gather in the chapel on the Front Street side of the building near Fourth Street
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
We gather in the main sanctuary for liturgical Lutheran worship,
accompanied by the pipe organ and featuring our excellent choir.
Sunday School, Adult study, Coffee & Fellowship
Led by our Praise Team, we share contemporary Christian music,
God’s Word and prayer in the main sanctuary.
Devotions for this week: Jesus Heals and Teaches – January 12, 2020
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Psalm 103:6-14, Psalm
Tuesday, Mark 2:23-28, Pronouncement about the Sabbath Wednesday, Mark 3:1-6, The Man with a Withered Hand
Thursday, Mark 3:7-12, A Multitude at the Seaside
Friday, Mark 3:13-19a, Jesus Appoints the Twelve
Saturday, Mark 3:19b-30, Jesus and Beelzebul
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“When he returned to Capernaum after some days …So many gathered that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them “(Mark 2:1-2)
Jesus’ ministry was in full swing. He was beginning to do and to say things that shocked and challenged. Healing, offering forgiveness, eating with tax collectors on the Sabbath – all things which shook the way things had always been.
- What was the last controversy that shook your community? How did people handle it?
- Are you willing to push back when you see something that is wrong? Even if you might upset people?
PRAY: O God, your words are sometimes difficult to hear. Turn our hearts toward you, so that when we are challenged, we can rely on your Spirit for strength and guidance. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May you feel the guidance of Christ, even in uncertain times!