Bulletin for January 22, 2017
16 [Jesus] went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
22 And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”
24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”
28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
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Leader: The Word of the Lord
Ekklesia: Thanks be to God
This week’s worship.
Meals for the Donovans
Ashley and David Donovan welcomed home their firstborn child last week – Aria Nicole. She’s perfect!!! If you have ever been a first time parent, you know how challenging it is adjusting to a whole new world! Let’s show the Donovan’s some love with a few home-cooked meals (they will love you forever!). Sign up here.
New Thursday AM Women’s Small Group
Starting January 26, 9:30 am, Beth Belford is hosting a new weekly women’s small group at her home in SW Raleigh. The group is kid-friendly but not just for moms—all ladies welcome! No specific agenda. No homework. Just come hang out 🙂 Coffee & snacks provided. Got questions? Contact [email protected]
Men’s HOCKEY NIGHT February 3 • 7:30pm
About a dozen men have already claimed tickets but we’ve got more! This is, of course, about much more than just a hockey game. It’s about friendship and camaraderie and overpriced concession food! Tailgating starts at 6pm. Puck drops at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. Talk to Bob Patterson or Pastor Curtis.