Stories of the call to discipleship continue as the Time after Epiphany plays out the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of fisherman brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.


Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:5-12
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

This Weeks Readings

MondayGenesis 12:1-9
1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Psalm 46
TuesdayGenesis 45:25-46:7
Acts 5:33-42
Psalm 46
WednesdayProverbs 8:1-21
Mark 3:13-19a
Psalm 46
ThursdayDeuteronomy 3:23-29
Romans 9:6-18
Psalm 111
FridayDeuteronomy 12:28-32
Revelation 2:12-17
Psalm 111
SaturdayDeuteronomy 13:1-5
Matthew 8:28-9:1
Psalm 111
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