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Second Sunday after Epiphany-January 18, 2015

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 10:05:34 AM by Augsburg Fortress in children's choir, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in epiphany, in Planning, in Samuel, in Sing the Stories of God's People

You have searched me out and known me. (Ps. 139:1)

All the baptized have a calling in God's world. God calls not just the clergy but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn't important; it's where—or rather whom—we come to. Jesus refers to the story of the vision of Jacob, who called the place of his vision "the house of God, and ... the gate of heaven" (Gen. 28:17). Jesus says he himself is the place where Nathanael will meet God.

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