What's Happening at MLC on
February 24, 2019
The 7th Sunday after the Epiphany
Adult Forum/Sunday school: 9 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion: 10:15 a.m.
Call to Worship: Church bell
Choir: Gather Us In, Text and Music: Marty Haugen, b. 1951; All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly, Text: Sylvia G. Dunstan, 1955-1993; Music: W. Moore, Columbian Harmony, 1825; arr. hymnal version
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
God of compassion, keep before us the love you have revealed in your Son, who prayed even for his enemies; in our words and deeds help us to be like him through whom we pray, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Genesis 45:3-15; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38
Today's gospel is part of Luke's version of Jesus' sermon on the mount. Jesus continues to show us that his life working in us will cause us to act in ways contrary to the ways the world around us acts. He asks us to love the unlovable, do good to those who deserve no good from us, to be merciful, as Jesus himself is merciful.
Processional hymn: LSB 818, In Thee Is Gladness
Offertory hymn: Gentle Like You *
Communion hymns: LSB 820, My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker; LSB 685, Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus
Closing hymn: LSB 922, Go, My Children, With My Blessing
The Liturgical color for the Sundays after Epiphany is green.
* printed in bulletin with permission