Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Readings January 22-28, 2012

Daily Lectionary
January 22        Genesis 44:1-45:28, Matthew 14:13-36, Psalms 18:37-50,
January 23             Genesis 46:1-47:31, Matthew 15:1-28, Psalms 19:1-14
January 24        Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12, Psalms 20:1-9
January 25 Genesis 50:1-Exodus 2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalms 21:1-13
January 26              Exodus 2:11-3:22, Matthew 17:10-27, Psalms 22:1-18
January 27                Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-22, Psalms 22:19-31
January 28                                             Looking Ahead to Transfiguration
                                   Exodus 34:29–35; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Matthew 17:1–9

Saturday     January 21                 5:30 pm                            Divine Service
Sunday       January 22                 9:00 am                                  Bible Class
                                                   10:00 am                            Divine Service
                                                     1:00 pm                  SID Floor Committee
Monday      January 23 8:30 am – 5:00 pm                                          Army
Tuesday      January 24 8:30 am – 5:00 pm                                          Army
                                                     5:00 pm                                 Unity BOD
Wednesday January 25                 5:00 pm                              Confirmation
                                                     7:30 pm                                              AA
Saturday     January 29                 5:00 pm                            Divine Service
Look forward to the Transfiguration Of Our Lord
Exodus 34:29–35; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Matthew 17:1–9
Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory
The Lord appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush (Ex. 3:114). Later Moses’ face would shine with the light of God’s glory when he came down from Mount Sinai (Ex. 34:2935). At the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with the One who is the Light of Light Himself (Matt. 17:19). Jesus’ glory as God shines with brilliant splendor in and through His human nature. By this epiphany, our Lord confirmed the prophetic word (2 Pet. 1:1621), revealing that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He manifested His majesty as the eternal Son of the Father, and He wonderfully foreshowed our adoption as sons (Collect). We who have been baptized into Christ’s body are given a glimpse of the glory that we will share with Him in the resurrection on the Last Day.

LUTHERAN HOUR   January 22
"Living a Life With Purpose"
Lutheran Hour Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
In Christ, God has a plan for you-a life with purpose, life to its fullest measure, life in Him-for others. (Mark 1:14-20)
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WLLM             Lincoln, IL                   1370    AM      Sun      7:00 pm

Lutherans for Life – www.lutheransforlife.org
Life Thought: Third Sunday after the Epiphany – The thread of repentance runs through today’s readings. That seems appropriate for today is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in our country. Since then, over 54 million babies have been destroyed. We could stand in our churches and call the country to repentance. But perhaps repentance needs to start with us, the Church, for allowing it to happen and so many of us remaining so silent ever since. God be merciful to us for Jesus’ sake. 

Life Quote:  “‘It is settled law,’ [columnist Paul] Greenberg said, quoting defenders of legal abortion. ‘Another generation,’ though, he reminded us, ‘was told Dred Scott v. Sandford was settled law.’ But, Greenberg protested, ‘no good cause is forever lost.’ Because, he added, ‘no cause is forever won in this world. It’s the nature of politics.’ It’s the nature of life.” From a column by Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor-at-large, National Review Online – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org

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