Category Archives: Ordinary Time

The Season after Pentecost, Year C: Proper 26

God’s covenant demands justice Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10 God’s covenant in both the Hebrew scriptures and Christian testament demands justice. Without justice, praise and sacrifice are empty acts that do not make God’s … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 25

One’s prayer and faith in proclaiming the Gospel is remembered by God. Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Parables have a way of pointing to a deeper truth with very few words. Today’s parable speaks to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 24

We are to preach, teach, and live the faith. Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 In today’s New Testament reading, Paul tells Timothy to remember from whom he learned the truths of faith, to proclaim the message, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 23

God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Jesus encounters all kinds of people on his journeys. Those who are outsiders, outcasts, and at the lowest end of the social structure receive special attention from … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 22

Live in faith. Follow the teachings of God. Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalm 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   Luke brings us two short sayings from Jesus: one about faith and the other about power. In both he confronts assumptions his … 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 20

Intercessory Prayer Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 70:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Intercessory prayer for the church and for the world must inform the life of the congregation. The church prays through its acts of healing and justice as well as … Continue reading

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