Sun, 31 January 2021
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD - February 14, 2021
2 Kings 2:1-12 – Elisha asks Elijah for a double measure of his spirit. Elijah is taken up into heaven by a chariot of fire.
Psalm 50:1-6 – The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
2 Corinthians 4:3-6 – If our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing.
Mark 9:2-9 – Jesus takes Peter, James and John up the mountain after six days. ELW 315.
EPIPHANY 6B – February 14, 2021
2 Kings 5:1-14 – Namaan healed.
Psalm 30 – For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – In a race all runners compete, but only one wins the prize. Run to win.
Mark 1:40-45 – Jesus has compassion on a leper and heals him, telling him not to tell anyone.
Tue, 26 January 2021
EPIPHANY 5B – February 7, 2021
Isaiah 40:21-31 – Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. On Eagle’s Wings, ELW 787. Arise Your Light Has Come, ELW 314.
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c – Adonai builds up Jerusalem, gathers the outcasts of Israel, heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 – Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel. Though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all.
Mark 1:29-39 – He went away to a deserted/lonely/desert place. Augustine: “Our souls are restless until they rest in thee.” Beneath the Cross of Jesus, ELW 338. The Lord’s My Shepherd, ELW 778.
Fri, 15 January 2021
EPIPHANY 4B – January 31, 2021
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 – The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet.
Psalm 111 – I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – Concerning food sacrificed to idols: Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. No idol really exists. So we are no worse off if we do not eat food sacrificed to idols, and no better off if we do. But take care that your liberty does not become a stumbling block to others.
Mark 1:21-28 – Jesus rebukes the unclean spirits, and they obey him on the Sabbath in the synagogue, and the people are amazed.