Worship – Advent, Christmas, Epiphany

Worship at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Spokane was online only during Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany 2020-2021. These services are available on our Facebook page (links below). For current worship each Sunday at 10 am (PT), please go to the “Current Worship” tab above.

Transfiguration Sunday

February 14, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)

When Jesus ascends a mountain with a few disciples, and meets Moses and Elijah, his divinity is revealed to them and they are awestruck. When they go back down the mountain and return to ministry, they also begin heading to Jerusalem.

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IMAGE: Latimore, Kelly. Transfiguration, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57114 [retrieved February 11, 2021]. Original source: https://kellylatimoreicons.com/contact/.

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

February 7, 2021 – 10 a.m. (PST)

After healing Peter’s mother-in-law, Jesus is in demand to heal the sick and those with demons throughout Capernaum. Likewise, our psalm reminds us that the Lord heals the brokenhearted and lifts up the downtrodden. God is with us in our times of struggle and despair.

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image: Christ healing Peter’s Mother-in-law, in Gospels of Abbess Hitda von Meschede, obtained from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.  http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56407 [retrieved February 6, 2021]

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Januray 31, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit after that spirit recognizes him as the “Holy One of God”. What unclean spirits haunt us, divide us, and separate us from community today?

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IMAGE: Friesach, Konrad von. Jesus Casts Out the Unclean Spirit, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56402 [retrieved January 27, 2021]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fastentuch_Gurker_Dom_Daemonenaustreibung_30032007.jpg.

Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 24, 2021 – 10 a.m. (PST)

Jesus begins his ministry by proclaiming the good news that the kingdom of God has come near, and calls his first disciples.

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image (c) 2001, James He Qi

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Januray 17, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Most of the time, God’s call to us is not as dramatic as in today’s scripture texts. But in our baptism, we are named ‘child of God’ and ‘beloved’ and are called to follow Christ.

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Color Amazed Preaching Project:
Pr. Herrara’s sermon

Baptism of Our Lord

January 10, 2021 – 10 a.m. (PST)

John appeared, preaching repentance and baptizing, and testifying about a more powerful one coming soon. Then Jesus came for John’s baptism of repentance, and God spoke “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Words matter. Which of these words carry God’s message for you today?

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Second Sunday after Christmas

Januray 3, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)

God comes as the Word made flesh, made human, and dwells among us, right here in our neighborhood! Marvel with me that this God who created and creates all things is also present with us as a human.

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First Sunday after Christmas: Lessons & Carols

December 27, 2020

We will begin with birth of Jesus the Messiah and then hear stories of what happened next and how people responded to the news of the coming of the Messiah, the King of the Jews.

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Christmas Eve: Lessons & Carols

December 24, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. (PST)

We will tell the story of Jesus’ birth, the coming of the promised Messiah, the one we have waited and watched for, wondered about and welcomed!

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 20, 2020

When King David wanted to build a house (a temple) for God, the Lord reminded him that God never had a house, but has always been with God’s people wherever they are. God is with us now, as our usual ways of worship and holiday celebrations are disrupted, welcoming us as we also welcome God.

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Third Sunday of Advent

December 13, 2020

The prophet Isaiah reminds us that a garden brings forth what is planted. What has been planted in your life? What seeds are you planting and tending? What surprising seeds has God planted in and around you? As we wonder about the promised Messiah, coming soon, what else is God bringing forth?

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020

As we wander through the wilderness, it can be helpful to remember that our spiritual ancestors also spent time in the wilderness. God was with them as they wandered and learned. John the Baptist reminds us to watch for the one who is coming. We know that the one who is coming is also the one who has come and the one who is with us now. Watch and wait for the Lord!

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First Sunday of Advent

November 29, 2020

Come, O Lord! We remember how God has come in history, we wait for God’s final coming in majesty, and we look around to find God with us now.

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