We hope to see you this weekend as we gather for worship and Holy Communion at all services:
Saturday — 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday — 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School, Adult Bible Study, Coffee and Fellowship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Upcoming events: Thursday, February 7th, Rock and Worship Roadshow at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. We will have a bus leaving the ELC parking lot at 5:00 p.m. Cost for ticket and bus $15. Sign-up at church.
Below is our theme verse and some reflections for this weekend.
Peter Fishes for People
January 20, 2013
Key Verses: “Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’ When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:10b-11
Time: 27-30 C.E.
Since Last Week: Jesus had started to cast our demons, heal, and teach throughout the land. People were amazed at what they saw and heard.
Background: Jesus started to gather his first disciples. It was customary for rabbis to select men who would travel with them and learn from them. Jesus found his first disciples on the sea.
Community: How does your community pass on faith? How and when do you spend time learning and growing deeper in faith? What might you do differently this week to teach or learn more about God?
At Home: What does it mean for you to be Jesus’ follower? What behaviors, actions, and attitudes are shaped by your commitment to follow Jesus?
Read This Week:
Monday: Jesus Cleanses a Leper, Luke 5:12-16
Tuesday: Jesus Heals a Paralytic, Luke 5:17-26
Wednesday: Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew), Luke 5:27-32
Thursday: The Question about Fasting, Luke 5:33-39
Friday: God Does a New Thing, Isaiah 43:14-21
Saturday: God Forgives Sins, Isaiah 43:25-44:5
Next Week: Jesus’ Disciples Pluck Grain on the Sabbath, Luke 6:1-16