Category Archives: Ordinary Time

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 16, Year A

The Foundation of Faith Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 It remains a perennial problem. We know we are God’s children through water and the word. We know the gifts of the Spirit are ours through the community. … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 15, Year A

Faith brings salvation to all Genesis 45:1-5 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15 (10-20), 21-28 Midway through this green season of Pentecost, we are reminded about what it means to be church. Today we go deeper, as Jesus points … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 14, Year A

You of little faith Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45 Romans 10:5015 Matthew 14:22-33 “Jesus’ miracle of walking on the sea is not just to ‘show off’ who he is but to come to the aid of his threatened … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year A

Food for mind and body Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 16 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 After John the Baptist is murdered, Jesus desires a time of solitude. Still, his compassion for others will not allow him to dismiss those who need … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year A

The hidden power of the kingdom of God Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today’s gospel reading is a challenging series of parables about the “kingdom of heaven.” While the subject of the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year A

Wheat or Weeds? Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds (King James … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year A

Sow within us, God Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The Third Discourse of Matthew 13 consists of a number of parables on why some hear and accept the Gospel, while others reject it. This was an … Continue reading

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