Introduction for today –
On this Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, Bishop Brenda Bos joins us to preside over the installation of Rev. Steven Simpson, as the new pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church. Bishop Bos will also be preaching the sermon.
Introductions to this week’s readings –
Light shines in the darkness for the upright, the psalmist sings. Isaiah declares that when we loose the bonds of injustice and share our bread with the hungry, the light breaks forth like the dawn. In another passage from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, the light of the world, calls his followers to let the light of their good works shine before others. Through baptism we are sent into the world to shine with the light of Christ.