Sunday, February 4th Information

Theme for the season of Epiphany (January 7th – February 11th)

Immersed in Your grace
Transformed by the Spirit
Called to proclaim

Insight to the Season of Epiphany written by Matt Reece, Director of Music Ministries

In the sacred celebration of Epiphany, the worship theme resonates with profound significance: “Immersed in Your Grace, Transformed by the Spirit, Called to Proclaim.” This theme encapsulates the essence of Epiphany, inviting worshippers to delve into the boundless ocean of divine grace. The imagery of immersion suggests a deep and intimate connection with the divine, where individuals are submerged in the overwhelming love and mercy of God. As the Epiphany story unfolds, the transformative power of the Holy Spirit becomes evident, prompting believers to undergo a metamorphosis that transcends the ordinary and aligns their lives with the divine purpose. This theme calls for a contemplative exploration of personal encounters with grace, a recognition of the transformative journey led by the Spirit, and an acknowledgment of the sacred responsibility to proclaim this divine encounter to the world.

This season of Epiphany invites worshippers to reflect on the profound intertwining of grace, transformation, and the call to proclaim the Good News. Immersed in the grace that Epiphany symbolizes, individuals are encouraged to consider how this grace has transformed their lives. The transformative work of the Spirit is a central aspect, emphasizing the ongoing process of renewal and spiritual growth. Simultaneously, the call to proclaim underscores the communal nature of faith, urging believers to share the transformative power of their encounters with God. As the Epiphany season unfolds, this worship theme serves as a guide for believers to deepen their spiritual connection, embrace ongoing transformation, and boldly proclaim the grace that has shaped their lives, contributing to the collective journey of faith.

Worship Musicians

The musicians for worship can find the service orders and music in the crate on the back pew in the sanctuary for each week of the month of February. The musicians will rehearse from 9 – 9:45 am every Sunday morning. All are welcome! Contact the office if you plan to help lead worship.

Sunday School (youth and adult)

The Sunday school classes (youth and adult) will meet on Sunday from 9:00 – 9:45 am.

Worship Information for Sunday, February 4th 

You are invited to join All Saints Lutheran Church for a Contemporary Worship Service at 10 am on Sundays during the month of February.

Introduction for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany Copyright 2023 Augsburg Fortress

In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick woman to health and service (diakonia). Like Simon’s mother-in-law, we are lifted up and healed to serve. Following Jesus, we strengthen the powerless; like Jesus, we seek to renew our own strength in quiet times of prayer.

Scripture Introductions (two (2) lessons are read during worship) Copyright 2023 Augsburg Fortress

Isaiah 40:21-31

The Judeans in exile have a good reason to be hopeful: the one who will bring them to freedom is the God who created the world, the God who subdues the rulers of the earth and gives strength to those who are weary.

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

The Lord heals the brokenhearted. (Ps. 147:3)

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

God entrusted Paul with the responsibility of bringing the gospel to diverse people. Hence the focus of Paul’s ministry is not his own rights or privileges as an apostle but the privilege of serving God by freely sharing the good news of Christ with others.

Mark 1:29-39

Everywhere Jesus goes, many people expect him to set them free from oppression. Everywhere he goes, he heals people and sets them free. Disease, devils, and death are running for their lives. The forces that diminish human life are rendered powerless by Jesus.         

Fellowship & Refreshment Time following worship

You are invited to stay after worship for a refreshment and fellowship time. This takes place in the gathering space.