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Read along with the lectionary (pre-planned readings of the Bible) to help prepare yourself for the upcoming sermon, or to study if you missed services. We currently use the Revised Common Lectionary.

Readings for the week of January 13th:

We hope you enjoy the artwork that you’ll find here and that it will enhance your readings this week.

Below you will find  three prayers that compliment the readings.  The first follows the theme of the reading, the second is an intercessory (asking God for something) prayer, and the third is linked to the idea of understanding the scripture.  

Thematic:

God of grace and glory, you call us with your voice of flame to be your people, faithful and courageous. As your beloved Son embraced his mission in the waters of baptism, inspire us with the fire of your Spirit to join in his transforming work. We ask this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Intercessory:

Lord God, you revealed your Son in the waters of the Jordan and anointed him with the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim good news to all people. Sanctify us by the same Spirit, that we may proclaim the healing power of the gospel by acts of love in your name. Amen.

Scripture:

God, your voice moves over the waters. Immerse us in your grace, mark us with your images, and raise us to live our baptismal vows empowered by the Holy Spirit and the example of Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.

 

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