The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me

Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21

This is the third in a four-part series focusing on refugee resettlement through Episcopal Migration Ministries. Today’s lesson focuses on our baptismal ministry to proclaim the Good News of God in Christ, to seek and serve Christ in all persons, and to respect the dignity of every human being. 

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LPTW EMM Epiphany 3, Year C, Younger Children
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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10

Ezra and Nehemiah are really one story told in many forms. We hear history, biography, lament, praise, instruction, poetry and celebration. In today’s passage, the people are back in Jerusalem and trying to figure out how to live faithfully as God’s people again. Ezra proclaims and interprets the Law for the people. It takes many hours but they stay and listen. Nehemiah encourages them to feast and give thanks.

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LPTW Epiphany 3, Year C, Old Testament, Younger Children
LPTW Epiphany 3, Year C, Old Testament, Older Children

 

The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me

Third Sunday After the Epiphany, Year C
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21

Jesus, energized by the retreat he has just completed and filled with the Holy Spirit, comes to the synagogue in his own hometown on the Sabbath. Taking the scroll of the Prophet Isaiah, he reads: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.” When he finishes reading the passage, he rolls up the scroll and sits down. What did those in attendance hear? What do we hear?

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LPTW Epiphany 3 Year C Younger Children
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