Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daily Bible Readings January 29- February 4, 2012

Daily Lectionary
January 29       Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray—Luke 11:1-4 (Part 1)
                                                                                 1 Corinthians 5:9–6:20
January 30       Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray—Luke 11:5-8 (Part 2)
                                                                                     1 Corinthians 7:1-40
January 31     Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray—Luke 11:9-13 (Part 3)
                                                                                     1 Corinthians 8:1-13
February 1 The Centurion Prays to Jesus for His Servant—Matthew 8:5-13
                                                                                     1 Corinthians 9:1-23
February 2 A Canaanite Woman Prays for Her Daughter—Matthew 15:21-28
                                                                                 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
February 3                                                                1 Corinthians 11:1-22
February 4                                           Look ahead to Sunday Septuagesima
                           Exodus 17:1–7, 1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5, Matthew 20:1–16

The Virden food pantry is in need of soaps and toiletries.

Saturday     January 28                 5:30 pm                         Worship Service
Sunday       January 29                 9:00 am                                  Bible Class
                                                   10:00 am                         Worship Service
                                                     3:00 pm             Adult Information Class
Wednesday February 1                 5:00 pm                              Confirmation
                                                     7:30 pm                                              AA
Thursday     February 2                  9:00 am                    LWML Bible Study
Friday         February 3                                                  Pastor’s Family Day
Saturday     February 4                 5:30 pm                         Worship Service

Look forward to Septuagesima Sunday
Exodus 17:1–7, 1 Corinthians 9:24—10:5, Matthew 20:1–16
Grace Alone
The people of Israel contended with the Lord in the wilderness (Exodus 17:17). They were dissatisfied with His provision. In the same way, the first laborers in the vineyard complained against the landowner for the wage he provided them (Matthew 20:116). They charged him with being unfair, but in reality he was being generous. For the Lord does not wish to deal with us on the basis of what we deserve but on the basis of His abounding grace in Christ. The first—those who rely on their own merits—will be last. “For they were overthrown in the wilderness” (1 Corinthians 10:5). But the last, those who rely on Christ, will be first. For Christ is the Rock (1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5). He is the One who was struck and from whose side blood and water flowed that we may be cleansed of our sin.

Coffee Break Bible Study of World Religions
Coffee Break Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for a lively discussion of Scripture and Other Religions. Join us as we study World Religions. Pastor GeRue will lead a study on “Revelation 11.”

Christian Growth Day
Christian Growth Day will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Nokomis,
Feb. 7. The Speaker will be Lee O’Conner of “Simple Room,” a mission outreach to kids. The day starts at 10:00 am. Bring a sack lunch and your Bible.

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