Some of Jesus’ followers were ready to let God’s word take root and grow strong in a hostile environment. How is that Word growing in your life? How are you sharing that Word with others?
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.
Worship this week:
SATURDAYS, 5 P.M. A modified, shortened traditional worship service, in the chapel on the Front Street side of the building.
SUNDAYS, 8:30 A.M. Traditional worship in the sanctuary, accompanied by the pipe organ and the ELC Senior Choir.
SUNDAY, 9:30 A.M. Sunday School for ages 3 through 8th grade, adult study and fellowship.
SUNDAYS, 10:30 A.M. Contemporary worship with Christian music by our ELC Praise Team.
Devotions for this week: Parables in Mark – January 19, 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 126, Psalm
Tuesday, Mark 3:31-35, The True Kindred of Jesus
Wednesday, Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Stills a Storm
Thursday, Matthew 13:1-8, Parable of Sower
Friday, Matthew 13:9-12, Disciples Question Jesus
Saturday, Matthew 13:13-23, Parable of Sower Explained
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“He began to teach them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! A sower went out to sow.” (Mark 4:2-3)
Jesu taught by parables so that some would understand, while other were kept from knowing the word. For now, Jesus would invest in those ready to follow.
- What does it take for seeds to grow? How much do they depend on humans, and how much is by design alone?
- Sometimes we can’t completely change a situation—we can only plant a seed. When was the last time you felt you planted a seed?
PRAY: O Lord, your word is indeed life to us. May we receive it with joy, and lay aside the concerns of our lives, caring only for the abundant life in your service. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May the God of growth help you find good soil!