January 21

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Morning Worship  10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Jonah 3: 1-5;  Mark 1: 14-20

Text:  “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”  Mark 1:17                  

Sermon:  “Fish out of Water”

Tease:   The metaphor of “fishing” is appropriate for Jesus to use as he teaches his disciples about discipleship.  Most of them had first-hand knowledge of what was involved with the job of fishing.  But what implications does this image have for those of us who now experience fishing only as a recreational pastime, if at all?  What are we actually being summoned to do?  Though my list of suggestions will not be exhaustive, it promises to get us thinking about what it may mean to follow Jesus and his directive into this new year.