Category Archives: Baptismal Covenant

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 25, Year A

To love God is to love your neighbor Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 Over the past few weeks we’ve heard how the Pharisees continually challenge Jesus. Today they try one more time: “What is the … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year A

The promised day of God is dawning Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:4-9 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 Advent is also a desert time. But soon joy shall come, as written in this Hebrew traditional song: Joy shall come even to the wilderness, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 21

God judges those who neglect the poor and suffering Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 The parables of Jesus help us to see things more clearly, with the “eyes of faith.” Jesus wants us to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 17

A call to compassion and a warning against pride Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 Christians are urged to love their fellow Christians by showing hospitality, remembering those in prison or those who are being … Continue reading

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Lent 2: Year C

Relationships Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Lent is a time to prepare for the renewal of Baptismal Vows. Today’s readings specifically address commitments to our faith. In the service of Holy Baptism (BCP 303), … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

Of One Heart and Soul Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Sunday evening finds Jesus’ disciples huddled together behind locked doors. Though Mary had given the good news, many likely doubted. The … Continue reading

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The First Sunday in Lent: Year B

Turning away from evil Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Today our readings plunge us into Lent with reminders of the waters of creation and the waters of our baptism. We enter this holy season reminded of … Continue reading

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