This Weekend in Worship
Preaching: Pastor Craig Brown
Sermon: "Awaken to the Promise of God in Jesus"
There are moments of insight when we see things for what they truly are. The word “Epiphany” means to shine a light on. In the visit of the Magi and their gifts, the light shines on this boy Jesus, and we see the promise of God. In the baptism of Jesus, a voice from heaven speaks, “You are my chosen one,” and we see the promise of God. In the story at the wedding, where Jesus turns water into wine, we see the promise of God. For us, God’s Word and Sacraments shine a light on God’s grace and mercy. We go out from worship to witness to the light of God’s promise that shines brightly in our midst.
Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6: Matthew 2:1-12
For details on the Worship Series:
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
Conversation with the Mayor – Mayor Ron Corbett, LFC
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will be at First Lutheran to give us an update on the city’s focus following the remarkable recovery of the 2016 flood. Hear what issues are facing our neighborhood and our community as we kick off our Adult Ed Series: In the Heart of the City.
Newcomer’s Building & Staff Tour – Pastor Craig Brown, Chapel
Pastor Craig will give you a guided tour of our building and help put names to faces of our staff. You will get to meet some other church members and ask any questions you have about our congregation. This event is intended for newer people coming to our church but is open to all!
10:15 a.m. Children's Options
Children Ages 6 months to 4 years may use our nursery on the lower level.
Children Ages 3-4 check in at the bottom of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Preschool Sunday School.
Children Grades K-3rd check at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Kidzone.
Children Grades 4th & 5th check in at the top of the stairs by the Adminstrative Entrance for Connect 45.