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watch for the light

sermon notes from Sunday’s worship at Faith Lutheran in Leavenworth

I was attracted to the light shining through a stained glass window as it was casting an aura of light around the people it was touching. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it before.


To what are you profoundly devoted?

Notes inspired by Bishop Mike Rinehart’s sermon at the ELCA-Gulf Coast Synod Assembly in 2014

Acts 2:42-47  (NRSV)

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.