Duane Larson, Senior Pastor
“Called from a Nightmare to Act on a Dream”
1 Sam. 3: 1-20; John 1:43-51.
“The word of the Lord was rare in those days” (1 Samuel 3:1). It is clear why. Through their regular bad choices, the leaders had become deaf to the word of God. The head priest Eli was not only going physically blind. He chose to be blind to the chronic lying and corruption of his priestly sons. God would punish them. They would lose their place of presumed privilege. And God would find new ears to hear in the young boy Samuel. And to this Samuel, whose name means “God hearer,” God said “I will do something wonderful that will make your ears tingle.” Continue reading
Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
At the start of this year, The Blue Mosque/The Dialogue Institute and Christ the King members and friends invite you to join us for a night of fellowship and dialogue to discover wisdom for the new year. As we study parallel texts from the Bible and the Qur’an, we listen faithfully for the living voice of God guiding us to deeper appreciation and greater awareness of our commonalities as children of Abraham. All are welcomed to participate. “Bring your own dinner” if you’d like (dates or otherwise). To participate, please email Cheryl Gaspard and she will send the zoom link and passcode, as well as the appointed texts for conversation.
Sunday Forum Series Continues
Sunday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m.
This final forum of a three-part series led by Jessica Locheed explores the role that art played at a very crucial moment of Christianity.
Week three will address the response by the Catholic Church which produced what is known as Counter-Reformation art. We will be looking at artists like Caravaggio, Velasquez and Bernini. We will also discuss the notion of the Inquisition and some of the strict regulations that were imposed on artists in light of the Counter-Reformation.
If you would like the link to the meeting please contact us.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Fridays at 10:15
Readings for 1-24-2021
All are invited to Friday Morning Bible Study online for Bible Study and prayer beginning at 10:15 a.m., and we finish approximately 11:40 a.m. We read the texts assigned for the Sunday liturgy and prepare ourselves for the encounter with the living Lord who promises to be with us in word and sacrament. No need to pre-register, simply join us!
If you do expect to participate, please let Cheryl Gaspard know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Karin Liebster
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
O Lord, give strength to your people; give them, O Lord, the blessings of your peace. Psalm 29:11 (ELW)
We live in an emotional, anxious time, dear sisters and brothers.
Chaos broke out in the Capitol building on Wednesday when the sacred order of the democratic process to elect a new president was thrown into mayhem after violence was incited. Lives were lost.
We have not experienced such a thing. We struggle what to say.
And here we are, it is Sunday, the pandemic precludes us from being together when we needed to be together, and yet are greeted by the beauty of God’s Word of creation that speaks order and meaning into the universe; we are greeted with John’s baptism of forgiveness and hear Jesus named as the Son of God, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Continue reading