Feb. 16 – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany.
In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health in the whole community. We, too, are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do, so means life for us.
Preparation for worship
Every day, God, I celebrate that “we love because you first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7, ESV). Welcome!
Happy Birthday to Richard Sturgeon, born on February 17th, and to Ladena Severson, born on February 19th.
10:00 a.m., Tuesday – Tops meeting
9:30 a.m., Sunday – Adult Bible class and Sunday School
10:45 a.m., Sunday – Worship followed by Potluck
Today’s Lector: Dave Niemi
Next Sunday’s Lector: Ed Wittorff