This Weekend in Worship
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson
Sermon: "Seeing the Light of God"
The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s beloved son. As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision. The light of God’s glory in Jesus has enlightened us through baptism and shines in us also for others to see.
Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 NRSV
9a: Extended Prelude by the Gustavus Choir
11:15: Cherub Choir
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
“More Connected but Further Apart” Dr. Michael Bugeja –
In attempting to resolve various digital divides, society has unwittingly created an immense interpersonal one. Join the professor and director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication for a conversation about the advantages technology brings us and the potential pitfalls and isolation created as we continue to spend time in virtual rather than real environments. Read more about Dr. Bugeja's opinions in this article from Iowa State.
10:15 a.m. Children & Youth Options
It's A Milestones Weekend for Grades 2-5!
Milestones is a series of classes in which children learn about the "whos, whats, whys, and hows" of the faith, and equips parents as the primary developers of faith in their children. This weekend we ask that at least one parent of kids in 2nd through 5th Grade accompany their children to their Sunday Morning Learning classes. Details at firstlutherancr.org/milestones.
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 Administrative Entrance for Connect 45.
Youth Forum for Middle and High School Youth takes place in the lower level youth room.
Women’s Potluck Breakfast – Saturday Morning 9 – 11 a.m. in the LFC. The plans are made. the speaker is ready. All we need is YOU! So stir up a breakfast casserole, bake a pan of gooey sweet bread, cut up some fruit, fry some bacon or purchase a jug of juice—whatever says “breakfast” to you—and come on down! We’ll eat together and hear the faith journey of one of our very own First Lutheran women. If you are more than 75 years young or if you have young children at home, don’t bring a dish to share—just COME. You deserve a break today!
The Gustavus Choir Coming!
You are invited to First Lutheran Church to hear The Gustavus Choir tomorrow - Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. As the premier choir at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN, the group regularly performs for audiences on campus and around the world. Conducted by Dr. Gregory J. Aune, the ensemble is regarded as one of America’s foremost Lutheran college choirs. The event is free and open to the public - a freewill offering will be received.