Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The power to heal Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Here at the beginning of history’s central event – the advent of Jesus Christ – Mark records the healing of a mother-in-law. Mark sandwiches this event … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Power over evil Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 Jesus had the power to drive out evil from the lives of people. It today’s Gospel, we hear how Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, with Jesus … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Fish Stories Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Words that connect today’s readings do not seem connected at all: fish, risk and urgency. We hear the familiar story of Jesus calling his disciples to make them … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Here I Am! 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 One of the themes of today’s readings is responding to God’s call. We have the story of the prophet Eli, who recognizes that it is … Continue reading

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The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The Baptism of our Lord Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:7-11 This year we read the Baptism text from Mark. While Matthew and Luke report what they have been told of Jesus’ birth, Mark’s shorter Gospel simply assumes … Continue reading

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