Grace and Peace to you! Welcome to worship. Today, we celebrate the baptism of Jesus.
We welcome Pastor Kristin S as our guest preacher this week. She serves as an active duty chaplain for the Air Force. We will hear about what chaplains do for our military.
The link to the video is HERE.
The link to the worship materials is HERE.
The link to the children’s bulletins is HERE.
This week has been so much.
Bishop Leila Ortiz, the Bishop of the Metro DC Synod, shared her experience on January 6, and the events that transpired at Luther Place Memorial Lutheran Church, in DC on YouTube. The link to the video is HERE.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America shared a message in response to the events of January 6 on YouTube. The link to the video is HERE.
A prayer for a time of civic distress:
Rise up and come to our help, merciful God, for we are in need. Our spirits are weighed down with fear; our bodies feel as fragile as the dust from which we came. All that we have trusted seems hidden from sight. Although this moment has come upon our nation, you have not forgotten us. We do not trust in our own power or strength, but in your steadfast love in every generation. Show us your face in this time of trial, remind us of your faithfulness, and save us for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(All Creation Sings, p. 49)