|CHristian Unity 1|
|Christian Unity 2|
In this week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25) let us pray together [prayer source]:
Through Jesus you say to us
that whoever wishes to be first must become the least and the servant of all.
We enter into your presence,
knowing that your victory is won through the powerlessness of the cross.
We come to pray that your church may be one.
Teach us to accept humbly that this unity is a gift of your Spirit;
Through this gift, change and transform us
and make us more like your Son Jesus Christ. AMEN
SO this is yet another week with multiple options. Is there a tradition of acknowledging the Week of PRayer in your congregation, in your area? If so, how do you generally do that?
Or then there is the Lectionary. The readings for Epiphany 3B can be found here
|Calling the Fishers|
Or then there is Jonah. What DOES one do with Jonah: his reluctance, the fish episode, his preaching, his bitterness at being a successsful preacher...? Can you in fact preach on Jonah without telling the whole story?
And so, where are you going this week? What will people be talking about in your congregations?