Daily Devotion, January 19, 2021

Sunday Sermon, January 17, 2021

Sunday Reflection (January 17, 2021)

Last week was Baptism of the Lord Sunday, yet how far do we go beyond that initial call and claim? The question for us is this:  Having met Christ have our views of God, Christ, the world, and others been challenged? It certainly was for Nathaniel and the other disciples (John 1:35-51). Have our hatreds been addressed? Have our prejudices been challenged? Has our lack of compassion been noted?  Have we sought simplistic answers that require a deeper understanding? In what ways has following Christ challenged your life? Allow God to broaden your views, especially as it relates to the compassionate treatment of others.

Prayer for the Week (January 17-January 23 2021)

Let us pray for the gift of peace: Almighty and ever-present Father, your watchful care reaches from end to end and orders all things in such power that even the tensions and tragedies of sin cannot frustrate your loving plans. Help us to embrace your will, give us the strength to follow your call, so that your truth live in our hearts and reflect peace to others. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

(Sunday Missal, alt.)

Prayer for the Week (January 10-January 16, 2021)

Look upon us O Lord and let the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of your brightness. Fill us with holy love and open to us the treasures of your wisdom. All our desire is known unto you, therefore perfect what you have begun, and what your Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer. We seek your face, turn your face to us and show us your glory. Then shall our longings be satisfied, and our peace shall be perfect. Amen.

(St. Augustine)

Sunday Sermon, January 10, 2021

Daily Devotion, January 7, 2021

Daily Devotion, January 6, 2021

Daily Devotion, January 5, 2021