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The Daily Lectionary – January 2, 2016

1 Kings 19:1-8; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:1-14 Simply put, hunger hurts. Hunger brings the pain of a starving body, a stomach craving to be fed. Upon visiting places where hunger is widespread, it isn’t long before you begin to feel hunger’s pain. The faces of those whom you meet reflect the suffering they feel from
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The Daily Lectionary – January 1, 2016

Isaiah 62:1-5, 10-12; Revelation 19:11-16; Matthew 1:18-25 Though you try for a lifetime, you will never save yourself. Salvation is a feat of the Lord; his people are redeemed by God’s Word alone. This is why the prophet says that the Lord will not be quiet until his Bride, the Israel of God (Gal 6:16),
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Celebrate Water Sunday on March 23

NALC congregations are encouraged to consider celebrating Water Sunday on March 23. Water Sunday is a Sunday that a congregation dedicates to talking about the global water crisis and taking a special offering to provide safe water to people around the world. Offerings may support Water Missions International — one of the ministries featured at
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