Sunday, January 22, 2017

Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Watchword for the Week — The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Sunday, January 22 — Isaiah 9:1–4; Psalm 27:1,4–9
1 Corinthians 1:10–18; Matthew 4:12–23
As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you. Isaiah 66:13
Paul wrote: May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17
Ever-present God of comfort and hope, we thank you that you are our stronghold indeed. Give us courage each day for facing every task and challenge. We praise you, Father! In Jesus’ name, Amen.