January 1 1st Sunday of Christmas/New Year’s Day/Communion
Text: Hebrews 2:10-18
Theme: Like Us to Save Us
Big Idea: Jesus had to become like us in order to save us (Hebrews 10:17).
January 8 Baptism of Our Lord/Installation of New Officers
Text: Matthew 3:13-17
Theme: Baptism and Ordination
Big Idea: The baptism of Jesus was a baptism of water and the Spirit into ministry (Matt. 3:11).
January 15 2nd Sunday after Epiphany/MLK Weekend
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Big Idea: Following Jesus is inspired by a clear sense of call.
January 22 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Text: Matthew 4:12-23
Theme: The Three Practices of Discipleship
Big Idea: Faithful disciples follow Jesus with their head, heart, and hands.
January 29 4th Sunday After Epiphany
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Theme: Consider Your Call
Big Idea: Those who practice the way of Jesus are called to a way of life distinct from the ways of the world.