But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1-2, 5-7
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:16-21
This is an excerpt of Bishop Gafkjen’s sermon for the opening worship of this year’s synod assembly. The full text and an audio recording of the sermon may be accessed at http://livingcommunion.blogspot.com.