Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” 1 Peter 4:10 Christ calls us to serve others. This week let us make a concerted effort to reclaim and refocus on Christs’ call for us to minister to the world by serving others in the ways we are able. Consider how might you serve this week.
About MLK Day of Service
Americans across the country are volunteering both virtually and in-person on MLK Day. Are you ready to serve? Making time to volunteer for the MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on grabbing a paintbrush, mentoring a young person, or helping to clean up a public space in the next few days, know that what you do makes a world of difference. The upcoming events are an opportunity to re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another.
Find out More at MLK Day of Service [www.nationalservice.gov] and MLK Day of Service St. Louis [www.stlouis-mo.gov/live-work/community/mlk-day-of-service.cfm]
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
Daily Readings for Friday, January 15, 2021
- Morning Psalms 51; 148
- First Reading Isaiah 42:(1-9) 10-17
- Second Reading Ephesians 3:1-13
- Gospel Reading Mark 2:13-22
- Evening Psalms 142; 65
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us the desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. God of all times and places, in Jesus Christ, lifted up on the cross, you opened for us the path to eternal life. Grant that we, being born again of water and the Spirit, may joyfully serve you in newness of life and faithfully walk in your holy ways. God of all joy, fill our souls to overflowing with the fullness of your grace. Lord, remind us of your triumph over the tragedy of the cross, and your victory for us over the powers of sin and death, so that we may reflect your glory as disciples of Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
With God's help and love may your lives be blessed and your labors fruitful as you offer yourselves gladly in the service of our common Lord.
(Opening sentences, prayers, and blessings are from the Book of Common Worship. Readings are from the daily lectionary in Daily Prayer. Both are published by Westminster/John Knox Press.)