The Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaches.
The offerings received today —with the exception of those enclosed in envelopes designating them for other purposes—have been designated for the 2015 World Relief Campaign.
Stories of the call to discipleship continue as the Time after Epiphany plays out the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of fisherman brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.
Prayer of the Day:
by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service.
Strengthen us by your Spirit,
and make us worthy of your call,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
|FIRST READING||Jonah 3:1–5, 10|
|SECOND READING||1 Corinthians 7:29–31|
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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.