This Week in Worship – for Sunday, February 7th

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Witnesses to the glory of God in the face of Jesus will be unable to avoid reflecting that glory in the world. It was true for Moses. It was doubtless true for Peter, James, and John. We pray that it will be true of all of us who see the glory of the Lord in the word and in the supper and who are being “transformed into the same image” by the Spirit of God.

Readings
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99 (9)
2 Corinthians 3:12—4:2
Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a]

Color: White

Joy Symposium – April 16, 2016, 8:30am-4:00pm

“Tension” – Sermon for January 31, 2016

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30

“Good News” Newsletter – February 2016

The February 2016 edition of your Abiding Presence Lutheran Church “Good News” newsletter is now available:

Abiding Presence Good News – February 2016

In this issue:

  • Pondering Pastor – Lent
  • Joy Symposium
  • APLC Happenings
  • Agape Activities

Previous issues of our newsletter can be found at http://www.doveandcross.org/newsletter/.

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, January 31st

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The glory of God is often revealed when and where it is least expected. God uses our lips to declare that glory, inexperienced and hesitant though they may be. God uses our love to demonstrate that glory and so urges us to exercise it. God uses Jesus of Nazareth, water and the word, bread and wine, to reveal God’s glory where and when God chooses. Take heed, lest the glory of God slip through our midst unnoticed.

Readings
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

Color: Green

Sermon for January 17, 2016

Second Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon by Pastor Steven Cruys
Gospel: John 2:1-11

The children of APLC learn about the seasons of the church year.

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This Week in Worship – for Sunday, January 17th

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The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at the baptism of Jesus—today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride.” By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.

First Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Gospel: John 2:1-11
Color: Green

Sermon for January 10, 2016

Baptism of Our Lord
Sermon by Pastor Jeffrey Ingold
Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

This Week in Worship – for Sunday, January 10th

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The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again, for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.

Readings
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29 (3)
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Color: White