Yes, it's finally here. All the waiting and watching is over. Let there be no more delays. It's the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany!
This wasn't on your radar? It should have been. In this Epiphany season the church focuses on those Scriptures that show Jesus revealing Himself as the Messiah, the Son of God. In this weekend's Gospel reading from Mark 1, Jesus is shown healing a man with an unclean spirit. But there is something interesting in this reading. It's not the unclean man or even the crowd in Capernaum that proclaim Jesus as God's Son. It's the unclean spirit that makes the announcement. "What have you come to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!"
What Jesus does is always more exciting than anything Tom Brady or Russell Wilson will do. So join us this weekend for worship. Our Saturday service takes place at 5 pm today with Deacon Gale Cynova doing the preaching and Connie, Dan, Ron and myself providing the music. On Sunday, be at LICL at either 8 or 10:45 am. Our Adult Choir will sing for us. And don't forget Sunday school, Confirmation, Hi School Youth and Adults meet for study and fellowship at 9:20 am. Hope to see you for a super weekend of worship!