Lent 2021: The Gifts of Discipleship
Week 2: March 3, 2021, 7pm
Welcome & Intro
Scriptures for this week
- 1 Corinthians 10:14-17 – Therefore, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
- Luke 24:28-35 – As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Introduction to this week’s Gift of Discipleship:
To hear the Word of God and to share in the Lord’s supper
Questions for Discussion/Journaling
- What does it mean for you to hear the Word of God and share in the Lord’s supper?
- How have you experienced new ways of doing this during this pandemic time?
- In what ways has the Word and sacrament filled you in the good days of life and in the hard days of life?
Prayer of the Week:
Gracious God, we thank you for the gifts of Word and sacrament. Open our ears to hear your Word as it speaks among us. Open our hearts to be nourished by the sacrament of Holy Communion as it is shared. Open our lives to your freeing love; for you alone can feed our hungry spirits and satisfy our every need. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.
Voices from the Synod:
Micah Spruth-Janssen; Ministry Assistant at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska; and student at University of Nebraska – Kearney