8:30 a.m. - Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Room 1519 (Bauer Hall)
The Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaches and presides.
Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the between: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.
Prayer of the Day:
God of the covenant,
in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom.
Give us the courage you gave the apostles,
that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace
in every circumstance of life,
in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
|FIRST READING||Ezekiel 2:1–5|
|SECOND READING||2 Corinthians 12:2–10|
Agnus Day is a weekly cartoon drawn by Pr. James Wetzstein, usually based on Sunday's gospel reading. It is updated on this site on Wednesdays.