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Sermons on Epiphany

February 11, 2024 Transfiguration Sunday “What I Should Have Said Was Nothing”

FIRST READING                  2nd Kings 2:1-12 1Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they…

February 4, 2024 Youth Takeover/Fifth Sunday after Epiphany “Youth Preacher”

FIRST READING                       Isaiah 40:21-31 21Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and…

January 21, 2024 Third Sunday after Epiphany “Turn Around”

FIRST READING             Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into…

January 7, 2024 Baptism of Our Lord (Guest Preacher)

FIRST READING               Genesis 1:1-5 1In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God…

February 19, 2023 Transfiguration Sunday “When Jesus Becomes Christ”

FIRST READING               Exodus 24:12-18 At Mount Sina, Moses experienced the presence of God for forty days and forty nights. The “glory of the Lord” settled on the mountain, and on the seventh day God called out to Moses. On the mountain God gave Moses the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. 12The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me…

January 22, 2023 Third Sunday after Epiphany “Quarrels Among Us”

FIRST READING                           Isaiah 9:1-4 The northern tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali experienced the gloom of defeat by Assyrian military forces, but they are assured that their condition will be reversed when God makes a light-filled appearance. The joy they will experience will resemble celebrations of great harvests, because God will deliver them from everything…